Egg Gravy

My grandmother and grandfather make egg gravy. I have always loved it on a biscuit. I have asked my grandmother how to make it, but she can’t tell me because she doesn’t measure, she … just makes it. Does anyone have an actual recipe for this? I am a measuring girl, I need details.

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Brenda - September 23, 2009

Egg Gravy- hmm it sounds like what We used to call “Eggs A La Goldenrod” over toast or biscuits. It is a thick cream sauce- 2 tbsp butter melted, 2 Tbsp flour stirred in- make a roux then add 1 C milk & toss in chopped hard-boiled eggs! Yummy & was a great way to use up hard-boiled eggs after Easter.

Amanda - September 23, 2009

Egg Rora or Egg Gravy – My family is Swedish and we ate this over toast…yumm!!!! I have 2 recipes…the first one is the one we prefer!
Recipe #1
Fry 10 slices of bacon till crisp. Drain and crumble. Add 4 Tbsp flour to the bacon grease. Stir and let cook over med low heat for about 1 minute. Beat 4 eggs till thick and add 4 cups milk, 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Mix well and pour slowly into the bacon and flour mixture. Heat slowly till thick, stirring constantly. Add crumbled bacon. Serve over toast or biscuits.
Recipe #2
Heat 3 cups milk over medium heat. Thoroughly beat 3 eggs. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp flour to the beaten eggs stirring until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup of the hot milk to the egg/flour mixture. Then gradually stir the egg mixture into the hot milk. Stir until it thickens. Overheating will cause this to curdle (My sister knows first hand!).

    Nancy Campassi - April 24, 2011

    thank you so much for this recipe, my grandmother and mother used to make this, we loved it. However, after they passed away, the recipe was lost and I have looked for it for a long time. Thanks again!

      The Hillbilly Housewife - April 25, 2011

      It’s wonderful to find long-lost recipes, isn’t it. I’m glad you found this one, Nancy.

      Jacquelyn Jackson - October 8, 2014

      thank you so much for this recipe, my grandmother used to make this but no one in the family left could remember how

    Roberta L. - December 20, 2011

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were a Swedish family on a farm in Illinois. I used to love having this on cold winter nights for dinner! Mom & Dad both made it. (But Mom’s was much better! LOL!) I remember her’s being very yellow & fluffy. Will have to see if this recipe is as good as I remember it!

      Keith Erickson - December 21, 2013

      We are also a Swedish family from California, we love this.. Once a year! its very good.. My grandparents from Sweden called it Dupa? not sure of the spelling…

    Pat - March 29, 2015

    The second version is what I learned to make almost 50 years ago from my first MIL. She was Swedish, and taught this to me as a young wife. I’ve been making it ever since. I’ve never know anyone who makes this. Usually they think I mean hard-boiled eggs, creamed. But, those “in the know” understand how different this is from that! Sometimes, when I’m in a real hurry, I whisk the eggs together really well, put them into the pan with some butter or oil, and then quickly whisk together milk and flour, and then add to the eggs before they really start to scramble. It make for a few, very small lumps of eggs in it rather than a smooth gravy, but it still tastes pretty good, and is close to the real way of making it. Add salt and pepper to taste. This is one of our favorite breakfasts! Now I make if for my granddaughter, and want to teach her to make it so she can pass it on!

    Kathleen - February 29, 2016

    Thank you Amanda. This sounds exactly like what my mom made. Unfortunately she passed away in 1993 and never wrote the recipe down. I’m the youngest of eight, the kids that were married would always come home for a meal if they found out she was making Egg Gravy. I’m very excited to try this, thanks again.

HW - September 23, 2009

We call this dish “Toast and Gravy” and eat it for breakfast (or sometimes even dinner!)

Toast and Gravy
Yield: 1 “cup” (enough for about 4 slices of toast)
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

Place eggs in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and softly boil for 10 minutes until hard-boiled. Drain hot water and replace with cold water. Set aside until eggs are cool. In a separate pan, melt butter. Add flour and stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Slowly add part of the milk. Stir continuously until sauce thickens and then add more milk, repeating process until all the milk is added. Peel eggs and chop into tiny pieces, then add to the gravy. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot over buttered toast.

    Heather - October 13, 2012

    Thanks for this!! I make it once or twice a year (my mom taught me from her grandmother) but I can never remember quantities and so end up with too much every time! Maybe now I will write it down for my kids :)

    Cheryl Elsass ( McBride) - June 12, 2013

    My goddaughter’s father used to make this a lot & it is really good I’ve had some when he used to make years ago when she was growing up & when he lived in Alabama he made some for dinner when my husband & I visited him ! He’s deceased now & we haven’t had any since then, we were just talking about that earlier today how he used to make it sometimes & it was so good over the toast when he made it!

Jacqueline - September 24, 2009

My grandmother used to make a butter pie for which she had no recipe either. When they wanted to put the recipe in a homemakers cookbook, one of my cousins went down to her house and watched her make one, and measured things as she made it. Thus today, even though my grandmother is gone, we have a recipe for her butter pie. I would suggest, to truly duplicate their gravy, that you do the same. Pay them a visit sometime and watch, measure, and make notes as they make their gravy. Then you should end up with a recipe that you can make it by.

    jULIANNA - April 27, 2011


    This butter pie sounds good!! How about a recipe for it??? I would love to try it.

Aaron - October 12, 2009

Swedish Egga duppa. (Swedish Egg Gravy)

This is a very old and treasured family recipe taught to my brothers and my sister by our Grandma who passed away a few years ago. It has always been a family favorite and is incredibly delicious.


2-3 whole eggs
Approximately 2 quarts of milk
1 lb of bacon or Salt Pork
3-6 TBSP flour
Salt to taste
2-3 TBSP vegetable shortening or lard (only needed if using salt pork)

Step 1
Begin by filling a small bowl with lukewarm water, place eggs in bowl to allow eggs to warm up a bit. Remove water from the bowl and crack the eggs back into the bowl and whisk briskly to scramble.

Step 2
If using salt pork, follow these instructions-
Slice thin slices lengthwise from chilled block of salt Pork (the colder it is, the easier it is to slice). Place salt Pork slices in a large high sided skillet and cover with water. Boil salt pork in water for approximately 2-3 minutes to remove excess salt. Do not skip this step as both the salt pork and the resulting gravy will be too salty! Drain water from salt pork and add shortening or lard back into the skillet and brown the salt pork until deep golden brown. Drain salt pork on paper towels and reserve left over drippings. Go on to step 3.
If using bacon, follow these instructions.-
Brown bacon slices in a large high sided skillet and drain, reserving the drippings.

Step 3
On medium heat, pour milk into skillet containing the pork drippings and slowly bring up temperature until it begins to steam. You must use a whisk constantly during the cooking process to prevent scalding. Do not allow to boil over, use temperature control on stove to prevent this. Once your milk/ dripping mixture is simmering, add in small amounts some of the hot mixture into the eggs to temper them while whisking (this is to prevent the eggs from scrambling when you add them back to the gravy.) While rapidly whisking the simmering mixture, drizzle the eggs into the milk. Whisk the entire mixture to ensure that the eggs are thoroughly mixed in. Slowly sift in flour in small amounts while whisking to mix flour in. As gravy cooks. it should thicken into a slightly lumpy gravy, this is normal and desired.

Remove from heat and salt to taste and serve over sliced bread with the browned meat on the side. Serves 4-6.

Amounts may be adjusted for the number of servings, the measurements are only approximate. The flavor difference between the two types of meat is subtle, but noticeable and is more for preference and convenience than anything else.

Jackie Kendall - October 5, 2011

My Grandmother and Grandfather being from germany always feed us this “Egg Gravy” when we visited, she served it over Bran muffins…it went something like this. 6 eggs scrambled in oil, and just keep on scrambling forever until it foams, really it will foam and the egg will be tiny pieces. then add 2 tlb of flour and milk and let cook down, add salt and pepper and serve over bran muffins….I just made some for dinner and am eating it right now….

    Bruce - December 26, 2011

    My mom is German descent and she makes the scrambled egg version also. The only difference is she uses butter instead of oil. For breakfast we ate it over toast, at night, mashed, fried, or baked potatoes.

udrey - October 16, 2012

all u do to make egg gravy is fry some bacon for taste. Brown little bit of flour,then add one egg and milk . Pour into browned flour and stir. Yum-Yum

Angela - April 23, 2014

My family is from Missouri and Kentucky. My grandma used to make peppered milk gravy with hard-boiled eggs cut up in it, but called it “moon gravy”. My mother never made it, as she didn’t much care for it . But my grandma and grandpa used to love it. We don’t have a recipe either – grandma just made it off the top of her head.

DeAnn O - July 15, 2014

My mom still makes this (and now I do, too). We call it Egg Vermicella. I don’t have exact measurements, but it would be easy enough to just look up a white gravy recipe in a Betty Crocker or Joy of Cooking cookbook for those exact measurements. I usually add at least 4 hard-boiled eggs.
Here’s what I do:
Melt 2 T. butter in a skillet over med. heat.
Once the butter is melted, stir in 2 T. of flour
When the flour and butter are mixed, add one cup of milk and stir until the flour mixture is thinned out and let it simmer while you stir.
As it thickens, add more milk to thin it out (I usually end up using 2 -3 cups of milk total).
Add salt and pepper to taste and add chopped hard boiled eggs at the end.

Serve over toast with butter or biscuits. This should make enough for 4 – 6 people depending on how much milk you use and how thick you want your gravy.

    Nancy - January 3, 2015

    My Mom made this too, and in addition to the eggs, she would add dried chip beef. We would eat it over mashed potatoes or toast. I love it to this day!

Grizzy Bear Mom - August 11, 2014

Put seasonings of butter or bacon grease in skillet. Add 3 heaping tablespoons corn meal, 2 cups milk. When starts to bubble, add 2 to 3 eggs beaten; beat fast, when thickens, pour into bowl and serve. Great for breakfast.

Creamed eggs on toast-My mom’s
Make a white sauce. Slice hard boiled eggs into it. Served over toast with pepper.

Marcia - February 8, 2015

Thanks so much, my husband is 100% Swedish and he always talks about his mother making “egga dupa” I think this is it…

Joanne - October 5, 2015

Many years ago a friend gave me her recipe. When We were short on eggs 4 or 5 would feed our family.
Look in a cookbook for a basic white sauce.
Boil eggs. Peel and chop.
I used 1/2 cup margarine or butter if we had it.
Add 1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
Cook as directed in recipe.
Add Salt and pepper.
3 of 4 children have asked me for recipe.
Taught Wm at home. One time he got amt of pepper and salt mixed up. Had to start over.
Clarice at home and told them it was just like Moms..
I like those calls about family food likes.

Kitty - April 27, 2016

My mother in law used to make the egg gravy with the whole raw egg in it ,and some vinegar and then when it was done she would toss in a LOT of chopped endive or dandelion leaves. then serve over salt water potatoes. mashed on the plate.

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