15 Fried Egg Recipes That Will Make You Want to Put an Egg on Everything

olive oil fried eggs with yogurt
Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Fried eggs make everything taste better. Of course, they are the perfect partner for toast—but don't limit them to just breakfast. You can enjoy fried eggs morning, noon, or night. Their runny yolks create a rich, golden sauce for everything from pasta and salad to baked potatoes and fried rice. Get cracking with these 15 fried egg recipes and explore the delicious possibilities of topping a dish with these protein-packed flavor boosters.

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Creamy Parmesan Oats with Fried Egg

creamy parmesan oats with watercress
Ngoc Minh Ngo

Two classic breakfasts—fried eggs and steel-cut oats—come together to make one satisfying meal. Pickled peppadew peppers contrast with the rich, savory oats and creamy eggs.

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Parmesan Fried Eggs with Bitter Greens

parmesan fried eggs with bitter greens
Ryan Liebe

Sure, fried eggs are delicious on their own, but they're really, really good when served with a thin, crispy cracker of grated Parmesan and a side of baby greens, such as kale.

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Shrimp and Sausage with Cheesy Grits

Shrimp and Sausage with Cheesy Grits
Jenny Huang

For dinner tonight, try this indulgent twist on shrimp and grits. Cherry tomatoes and spicy poblano peppers add a pop of color that contrasts with the monochromatic grits and creamy fried eggs served atop of each bowl.

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Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice

Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice
Ren Fuller

Come spring, celebrate the abundance of fresh leeks and asparagus with this rice-based dinner. A fried egg is the perfect topping for each portion—the soft yolk creates a silky sauce for the rice and vegetables.

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Turkey Breakfast Tacos

breakfast turkey tacos
Julia Gartland

If you have leftover cooked turkey (or chicken) and mashed potatoes, make these easy tacos. Fill soft corn tortillas with the leftovers, plus pre-made salsa, grated cheese, and fried eggs for a great start to the day.

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Huevos Rancheros Wraps

Huevos Rancheros Wraps
Andrew Purcell

Refried beans, hot sauce, and avocado give bacon and eggs Tex-Mex flair. Tuck everything into flour tortillas for a tasty handheld meal.

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Greens, Coconut Sambal, and Mustard Seed Fried Egg

greens with coconut sambal fried egg
Ana Cuba

For a light lunch or dinner, serve coconut oil-fried eggs with sautéed lacinato kale and coconut sambal, a lively mixture of cherry tomatoes, creamed coconut, red chile, and garlic.

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Fried-Egg Breakfast BLT with Watercress

Lennart Weibull

This fresh take on the BLT swaps in Canadian bacon and watercress. It's our new favorite sandwich.

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Butter-Lettuce Salad with Egg and Potatoes

Butter-Lettuce Salad with Egg and Potatoes
Alpha Smoot

Sunny-side up eggs and boiled potatoes add heft to this elegant spring salad of butter lettuce, white asparagus, sugar snap peas, and chives.

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Roasted-Tomato Potato with Fried Egg

Roasted-Tomato Potato with Fried Egg
Johnny Miller

Top baked taters with fried eggs instead of sour cream and butter for a healthier, heartier option that's just as delicious. Cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, and feta add color and flavor.

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Breakfast Bowl with Fried Eggs, Yogurt, and Vegetables

olive oil fried eggs with yogurt
Marcus Nilsson

Use last night's leftovers in this early morning special. Serve our olive oil-fried eggs alongside roasted vegetables and strained yogurt, which adds a creamy, slightly tangy edge.

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Kimchi Fried Rice

Mike Krautter

It's hard to improve on spicy, tangy kimchi fried rice, but adding sesame oil-fried eggs does the trick.

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Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

Ryan Liebe

Garlic-rubbed toast topped with blistered tomatoes and sunny-side-up eggs makes an irresistible snack any time of day.

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Spaghetti with Frisée and Fried Egg

Spaghetti with Frisee and Fried Egg

This riff on carbonara features fried eggs and adds frisée and sherry vinegar to balance the richness of the bacon. Shower with Parmesan and dig in.

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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.

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