We love Dippy Eggs for an easy breakfast, and we know you will too! Learn how to make the best eggs to dip your toast in! Eggs are always a healthy way to start the day.
Learn How to Make the Best Dippy Eggs
Growing up in the outreaches of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, most weekends consisted of the cry for Mom’s “Dippy Eggs” and toast.
If you also got a side of bacon or sausage you were very lucky and that was a surprise breakfast treat. Typically, it was a plate of “dippy eggs” with white toast and butter, and boy that was considered the perfect breakfast! We also on occasion called them “dunky eggs” because you dunk your toast into a well of warm and yummy egg yolk.
If you buy good eggs from a trusted source, you can still eat “dippy eggs” for your weekend breakfast without worry of under cooked eggs. You can read more about choosing healthy eggs here.
The Best Thing about Dunky Eggs? These eggs are delicious and not to be missed as part of a healthy breakfast.
How to Make the Best Dippy Eggs – Or Dunky Eggs for Breakfast
Gather your Ingredients and a Good Skillet:
- 2 large fresh eggs
- butter – we always use salted butter
- salt & pepper
Step 1. Use a good skillet that has a non-stick surface for better results. Lightly oil the bottom of the skillet using your favorite oil. In this case, we used sunflower oil and a little butter.
Step 2. Turn the heat to about medium.
Step 3. Gently crack each egg on your kitchen counter and break open the shell as you are over the pan. Hold your hands close to the skillet to prevent breaking the yolk. (We can’t make “dippy eggs” with broken yolks!)
Cracking Egg Tip: Practice cracking your eggs into a small dish and adding them one by one to the skillet. Keep your heat at medium to medium-low and careful not to burn.
Step 4. Lightly salt & pepper the eggs.
Step 5. Cover the eggs with a lid and let cook for about 2 minutes.
Step 6. Slide the eggs from the pan right onto the plate. Butter your toast and enjoy those delicious eggs!
So that’s how you make the famous Pittsburgh eggs that were so popular for weekend breakfast. Eggs are always a low-cost and healthy way to enjoy the start of the day so make some “dippy eggs” this weekend and enjoy!
The best thing about Dippy Eggs is dipping the buttered toast into the warm yolk.
Do you Flip these Eggs?
No, you do not flip dippy eggs. If you want them cooked a little bit more simply leave the eggs covered a little longer.
What Type of Bread do You Use for Toast?
We use a typical white bread that is thinner sliced or a nice thin sliced Italian bread.
You can also use your favorite “artisan bread” that is rich is texture and flavor.
What Drinks to Serve with Eggs:
For a special occasion try your hand at an organic orange juice mimosa
Coffee with flavored cream
What Else to Serve with Dippy Eggs
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