A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared pics of a new recipe I was trying out: Fried Eggs in Green Pepper Rings. They were super delicious and with a little practice and patience are easy to make. Although I do not have the step-by-step photos of what I did (I will try to do from now on when I share recipes!), what I did was pretty straight forward so check out the recipe below:
1. Wash your green pepper and cut it into rings about 1/2″ (a finger’s width) wide.
2. Heat oil (I use EVOO) in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is warm, place your rings into the pan. You don’t want to overcrowd the pan so I’d suggest only two or three at a time. Allow the rings to brown a bit, flipping them so that they cook evenly. This usually take about two or three minutes, but pay attention to how fast your rings are cooking and use your own judgment!
3. Crack one egg into a bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. GENTLY pour the egg into a pepper ring. If the egg starts to leak out of the bottom of the ring, simply use your spatula to press the ring down into the pan and hold it until the egg begins to solidify. But don’t panic too much if some egg seeps out a little. Repeat until each of your pepper rings has an egg.
[NOTE: Some people might be comfortable cracking their eggs directly into the pepper rings, but I suggest cracking each egg into a bowl first to avoid any egg shells falling in. That way you can fish them out before you start cooking the egg.]
4. Turn your heat down to medium low. Your egg is ready to eat once the yolk is firm and the egg is no longer translucent. If you’re anti-runny eggs, after cooking them on medium low for a minute, put your heat on low and cover the pan with a lid for a minute or so. The trapped heat will help your egg cook until it is a bit firmer and then you may remove it from the pan.
5. Top your egg with some fresh salsa and a pinch of cheese and serve!
I hope these directions help–let me know if you try the recipe and how it worked for you! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different kinds of peppers (yellow peppers are yummy!) and use different topping. Share any tips you discover along the way too!