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Fiesta Fried Eggs

by Emma on June 19, 2012

in Breakfast

I am a fried egg fanatic. I eat a fried egg probably 4 or 5 days out of the week. I used to absolutely hate runny eggs, so for years and years I was a scrambled-eggs-only kind of girl. But then one day, everything changed. A switch got flipped. Same thing happened with raw tomatoes. And I’m hoping one day this same thing happens to my dislike of seared tuna. Dream big.

Anyway, here’s a few things I firmly believe about fried eggs:

-fried is way better than scrambled.

-the yolk must be runny but not broken until you’re ready to eat. embrace the ooze.

-the white part can’t be runny at all. gross.

-fried is way better than poached.

-i don’t know how to poach an egg. must put that on a to-do list sometime.

-fried eggs go well with savory things, like toast or black beans or rice

-fried eggs are still pretty good with sweet things like french toast (double egg!)

-fried eggs get really weird if you microwave them. don’t do this. just make a new one.

-why have i never put a fried egg on a biscuit. my life is incomplete and I’m just now realizing it.

-fried egg is only one “n” away from being friend egg. cute.

-fried egg would be a really cute dog name (“who’s my little fried egg.”)

-this list got way longer and more ridiculous than necessary.

Fiesta Fried Eggs, makes 2-3 servings

Needed: 1/3 red onion, 3-5 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1 can black beans, 2 tablespoon hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, salt and pepper, 2-3 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup cheese, a handful of cilantro and 2-3 eggs.

Chop up your onion, mince the garlic, rinse and drain the beans. In a pan heat 2-3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic until the onion just begins to soften. Stir in the hot sauce (I used Sriracha), cumin, cayenne and a little salt and pepper. Now stir in the black beans and let this mingle and heat up as you prepare the tortillas and eggs.

In another pan heat 1-2 tablespoons oil over high heat. Lightly fry the tortillas on both sides, dry on a paper towel. Turn the heat down fry an egg. While it fries top one of the tortillas with the bean/onion mix and 1/4 cup or so shredded cheese (I used mozzarella). Lay the fried egg on top and sprinkle on a little cilantro. Repeat for each serving. xo. Emma


Courtney June 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

This looks yummy and right up my alley! I actually had something very similar for lunch today, but the “filling” was roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and caramelized red onions instead of the beans. And, I couldn’t resist topping it with a bit of homemade guacamole because it seems that everything is better with avocados.

Megan June 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

oh my gosh, these look amazing. then again, you can’t go wrong w/ a fried egg!

sally June 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I’m the exact same way! I used to be grossed out by runny eggs, but now I realize they’re the shiz / eat them way too often.

Poached eggs are good too…especially in ramen.

And baked eggs.

Allison June 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I make an omelette similar to this with black beans and avocado. I dig your addition of the tortilla though. Personally, I can’t eat runny eggs anymore. So I usually go for omelettes or poached. But I still need to learn to poach an egg myself.

Lesley Myrick June 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

“Fried egg is only one ā€œnā€ away from being friend egg. Cute.”

This pretty much made my day. :)

Bea Monforte June 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

Eheheheh! You are so funny! I love scrambled eggs and fried eggs too (but as I’m on diet I hardly remember ther flavor, sigh!)
I have another “interesant” fact for you: I knew a girl whose internet nickname was “huevo frito” (fried egg in spanish)


brydget June 20, 2012 at 3:23 am

I loved the list! looks fun, I also eat friend eggs a lot! ;D

Hannah June 20, 2012 at 3:26 am

I like my fried egg the same way! A runny yolk, but not the white part, is where it’s at!

cheyenne June 20, 2012 at 4:56 am

hmm, microwaving fried eggs doesn’t sounds like a good plan to me… (;
but yum! this looks so tasty, thanks for sharing!
xo, cheyenne

Alice Barton June 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

That sounds so good! Must try it!! xx
Alice Barton ā™„ TheMowWay

Margherita June 20, 2012 at 6:52 am

Great recipe, I’m gonna try it really soon!

Psyche June 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

I love fried eggs too! :) I love to pair my fried eggs with butter and cheese and coffee, and some toasted pan de sal (or salt bread).

Charlotte June 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

This sounds and looks delicious, I definitely need more fried egg in my life!!

Vicky @ Ursine Cuisine June 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Oooh, looks delicious! We eat a lot of eggs in this house too – scrambled, poached, fried, baked. All delicious, but the fried egg is pretty special!

My favourite hangiver cure, and one that really works, is plain white rice with a fried egg on top (crispy round the sides and yolk still runny), with lots and LOTS of sriracha squeeze on top. Heaven.

Sarah Joy June 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

I loved the list. Now I have to add this recipe to my list of things to do.

Your blog is hilarious. Keep being quirky- it’s honest and entertaining!

JMR June 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Oooo yum, its 10PM now, and I’m considering venturing out of my warm doona to go and make this!
I made a similar thing last night, except I threw in some chickpeas, and instead of making a sort of egg-burrito like yours, I popped the bean mixture in a ramekin, cracked the egg on topped and baked it until the white was cooked and the yellow was oooozy.

Ruth June 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Eggs are great! If you are eating eggs often, I hope you buy organic, yes, they are more expensive but it’s worth it:
Poaching eggs is easy:
No need to use oil and they turn out perfect. Little device costs $9, perfect every time. I hate oily eggs (especially in a restaurant that puts margarine on bread beforehand, urgh), it ruins the taste of the egg itself.
Organic eggs taste twice as good and it’s a good approach to humane living.
I love your blog and humor. Keep the recipes coming…. thank you. x

Heidi June 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Totally agree with you on so many of those! the white stuff is SO gross when it’s runny. don’t even wanna think about what it reminds me of, and oooh the ooze. Yes-please. And thank you :)

rae June 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

i LOVE fried eggs too!!!! i could eat one every day. have you ever done eggs in a basket? where you cut the hole out of a piece of toast, then fry the egg in the hole! it is amazing.

Denise June 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

i loved your list, i really like your sense of humor!
anyway, to personal, oh well, i remember liking the yolk to be a little runny when i was little

rach. June 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

yummmmm. love this!

love, rach.–

Jordan June 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

Are you in my food brain right now?I thought the same exact way about eggs and raw tomatoes! Now I eat fried egg sandwich with tomatoes, so good!

Ally Russell June 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

Emma -
This has been an entertaining read! I have always loved fried eggs, and have been on a fried egg kick for 2 weeks now. When I say kick, I mean 3am middle of the night fried egg snack kick. Big time. = ) I’m usually a purist, just a couple eggs with a piece or two of buttered toast, but this recipe sounds mouthwatering and I will have to give it a try for sure. Thank you for passing on your love for fried eggs in a new way! We are pretty much the same mind when it comes to your list of firm beliefs!

ps. Poaching eggs, way healthier, just as yummy, but also way harder to flip! I would recommend sticking with your fried!

DaddyDonnie June 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

Your Mother loves her eggs fried the same way as you, so I know where you get that! I have come to appreciate that style over the years also. We must eat fried eggs together sometime.

camilla June 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Fried eggs are good, but poached are also amazing, and easier than getting the perfect fried egg!

Here is how to do it.

Small pan of boiling water, little salt in it, and a tablespoon of vinegar.

with a spoon whirl the water so you have a little whirlpool (this might not be needed, i have always done it this way, it is how my mum taught me to do it when i was 8)

crack the egg into the boiling water as it is still whirling, turn it down to simmer.
The egg will fall to the bottom of the pan, and as it cooks it will start to float.

When it is floating near the top of the water, it is perfectly cooked.
it should take no more than 3 minutes really.

The vinegar is really important as it holds the egg together.

take the egg out with a strainer spoon. and eat on buttered toast… yolk will be really gooey, and the white will be perfect.

I love eggs.

kale June 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

“friend egg”… hehe, YOU are cute!

Tin June 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm

when i lived in india the lady who sort of looked after our house and cooked for us (we were all volunteers and she was our mama!) used to make us “yeggy bread” all the time. it was basically two pieces of bread dipped in egg and smothered with butter and that weird cheese that was the only cheese you could buy, sandwiched with a fried egg in the middle. and then she fried the whole thing (not deep fried but you know, sizzled it in a frying pan). it was incredible. this reminded me, and i’m totally having “yeggy bread” for lunch tomorrow now.

Scout June 23, 2012 at 12:33 am

Poaching eggs is so easy! I thought it’d be difficult, after watching Julie & Julia, but it’s not. The tip is, put vinegar in the water before poaching your eggs. I really love how poached eggs taste (I’m not big on fried, sorry – they get all thin and crispy and weird), but it is difficult to keep the yolk runny and the white…not. Because runny egg whites are basically one of the grossest things ever.
Anyway, I hope it works out, when you try it :)

jessica June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

i LOVE fried eggs and eat them just about every day for breakfast. i love them with a little bit of fresh parm and a tiny drizzle of truffle oil (which i realize is unreasonably decadent). poached eggs are tough – my husband loves them and i wanted to make eggs benedict for him on his birthday. it took me a few tries, all of which turned out miserably (the first one fried on the bottom of the pot!), and then i found alton brown’s method, which was way easier and made them perfectly, although i still think they look a little weird. here’s a link to his instructions:

hope it helps!

ellie June 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’m pretty sure that fried egg is my new favorite dog name. Its going on my list of dog names right up there with Kevin. Yes instead of baby names I think of dog names. So anyway fried eggs, those are great too. These look like heaven, if heaven were spicy.

Mel June 29, 2012 at 1:54 am

That’s so funny… I used to be same way about scrambled eggs and raw tomatoes but now I prefer a fried egg any time and love a good heirloom tomato :) love your blog by the way!