11 of Our Favorite Fried Eggs

September 19, 2014

Have you ever put together a meal and found it to be a little, well, incomplete? Instead of putting on the Backstreet Boys tune and bemoaning your cooking skills, try the oldest trick in the book: Put an egg on it. Adding an egg to the mix makes things feel fuller and more put-together. The best way to eat an egg is fried: It's easy to cook and the runny yolk adds some pizzazz to the texture of your meal.

With a fried egg on top, toast earns sandwich status, sautéed rice becomes a meal in itself, salads become more than a side dish, and everything falls into place. Take inspiration from these fried egg dishes, and you'll never have an incomplete meal again.

Breakfast Fried Rice by Kathleen @HapaNom

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Breakfast Fried Rice

Decadent Fried Egg Sandwich
 by HalfPint

Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe

Moroccan Beet Greens by Silly Apron

Moroccan Beet Greens

Jean Georges' Ginger Fried Rice by Genius Recipes

Ginger Fried Rice

Thai Basil Stir-Fry (Put Kaprow)
 by FrancesRenHuang

Thai Basil Stir Fry

The Green Madame
by fiveandspice

The Green Madame

Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar
by Genius Recipes

Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar

Rhonda's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Pangritata for One by Rhonda35

Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

"Moroccan Guacamole" Toasts with Fried Egg
 by creamtea

Moroccan Guacamole Toasts

Sweet Potato and Cilantro Quesadilla with Fried Egg and Cumin Oil by CarolineWright


Yam Khai Dao (Fried Egg Salad) by JJ Goode

Fried Egg Salad

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I put chocolate chips in 95% of the things I make and am a strong proponent for lunch dessert.


Joan T. October 18, 2015
add an egg atop your oatmeal for breakfast
Mark M. April 23, 2015
chorizo with egg fried on top
CookOnTheFly October 13, 2014
Yes! Martin Bayer, how could they forget the oh-so-ono Loco Moco!
Martin B. October 12, 2014
Somehow you managed to forget the Loco Moco.
CookOnTheFly October 12, 2014
What? Not one Toad in the Hole recipe!?