I'd be hard pressed to name a genuine bona-fide foodaholic or self respecting cook who didn't save his(or her)drippin's
Since I started this thread I have come across a couple more folks that refer to this term. One here in the mighty Bluegrass State. The other was a cook from Natchez Mississippi who remembered his granny asking if he wanted his eggs dirty.
It seems to be an interesting conversation starter in a greasy spoon when you ask if the cook can, or knows how to, rustle up some "dirty eggs".
What's really amazing is how the conversation can go on and on about all the intricate ways people like them, want them, and must have their eggs prepared. You can get a couple tables involved with hardly any effort at all
I know I'm very picky and it would seem most everybody else is too when it comes the the egg.
I want it done just right. I also want it the way you can hardly get it these days. Dirty!
Now if we can start a movement for all breakfast joints to save those drippings like the old days. Only then will we be able to enjoy the Dirty Egg in public again! We'll not have to hide in health conscious disgrace in our darkened breakfast nooks.
I say we rise up and say...Nay demand...We Want Our Eggs and We Want Them Dirty!