17 Delicious Ways to Eat a Fried Egg
Breakfast Sausage Patties with Fried Eggs
Fried eggs make everything taste even more delectable. The runny yolk is the perfect vehicle for all kinds of toast and creates a rich, golden sauce for everything from pasta and salad to baked potatoes and fried rice. Start with the breakfast classics and then plop a sunny-side up egg on any dish you please. Get cracking!
How to Cook a Sunny-Side Up Egg
Fried eggs with perfectly cooked whites and runny yolks are key to pulling off any of these recipes. Watch our Kitchen Conundrums expert Thomas Joseph demonstrate how to get flawless sunny-side up eggs every time. (Spoiler alert: fresh eggs, medium heat, and basting with butter are all important!) Once you've mastered it, celebrate with -- a fried egg with a side of sausage patties?!
Fried-Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
Butter-Lettuce Salad with Egg and Potatoes
Sunny-side up eggs and boiled potatoes add heft to this elegant spring salad of butter lettuce, white asparagus, sugar snap peas, and chives.
Roasted-Tomato Potato with Fried Egg
Top baked taters with fried eggs instead of sour cream and butter for a healthier option that's just as delicious. Cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, and feta add color and flavor.
Kimchi Fried Rice
It’s hard to improve on spicy, tangy kimchi fried rice, but adding sesame oil-fried eggs does the trick.
Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast
Garlic-rubbed toast topped with blistered tomatoes and sunny-side up eggs makes an irresistible snack any time of day.
Spaghetti with Frisee and Fried Egg
We fry the eggs in this take on carbonara and add frisee and sherry vinegar to cut the richness of the bacon. Shower with Parmesan and dig in!
Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
Combine Passover with Pizza Night by dressing up matzo with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, fresh basil, and fried eggs.
Fried-Egg-and-Bacon Puff Pastry Squares
Top store-bought puff pastry with bacon and eggs, and you’ve got a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for your next brunch.
Potato and Zucchini Hash
Sneak some zucchini into your next hash for a healthier spin on the diner favorite. It only requires fives ingredients and 30 minutes in the kitchen.
Fried Polenta, Eggs, and Sage
Breathe new life into leftover polenta by frying it and crowning with sunny-side up eggs and sage.
Southern Fried Eggs Over Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
There are days when nothing but biscuits and gravy will do. Bust out your favorite hot sauce and go to town!
Fried Eggs with Tomatoes, Watercress, and Breadcrumbs
Combine sunny-side up eggs with peppery watercress, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy breadcrumbs for a balanced breakfast or sophisticated starter.
Campfire Fried Eggs With Potato-and-Bacon Hash
Simple is best when you’re cooking over a campfire. Turn the traditional breakfast combination of eggs, potatoes, and bacon into a fuss-free, kid-friendly hash.
Crispy Rice with Mushrooms and Carrots
We can’t think of a better use for leftover rice than frying it with veggies and cooking it until the bottom forms a crunchy crust. Sunny side-up eggs complete the dish.
Warm Spinach Salad with Fried Egg and Potatoes
This quick and easy recipe brings together spinach, sauteed potatoes, and fried eggs in a salad you’ll want to eat all night.