last night i was thinking about how much i want a fried egg. there’s only one way to eat a fried egg though: over easy, two pieces of buttered whole wheat toast. one piece used to eat the yolk, the other piece to eat the white. it’s great. this morning i read this ask metafilter about fried eggs over hard. i’d never heard that term before, but i’ve never really spent much time with fried eggs in general. (i always preferred them scrambled.) somebody linked the wikipedia page about fried eggs, which listed a number of ways to order and cook them, and lo and behold- i was reminded of what we called fried eggs at home: dippy eggs. where did we get this term dippy egg? (other than dipping the bread in the yolk.) the pennsylvania dutch, of course. thanks, mom.
[tags]fried eggs, breakfast, dippy eggs, american dialects[/tags]