Sometimes you want a breakfast that’s not only tasty and easily prepared, you want one that looks pretty, too. This is THAT breakfast. It takes as long to cook it as it does to fry up an egg with the presentation of a dish that takes much longer.
Eggs from pastured hens are fried in a savory combination of bacon grease and coconut oil, INSIDE a slender, tender ring of bell pepper. Top it with a dollop of salsa or your favorite hot sauce, grated raw cheddar cheese, or crumbled bacon from foraged hogs, and you have an easy fried egg with lots of eye-appeal!
Fried Eggs In A Bell Pepper Ring
- eggs from pastured hens
- 1/3 inch wide rings cut from a fresh bell pepper
- bacon grease, coconut oil, or the fat of your choice (see resources)
- salsa, grated raw cheese, crumbled bacon (optional)
1) Begin by warming your cast iron skillet up to medium low while melting your bacon grease and coconut oil. After the fat melts, put your bell pepper rings flat in the pan. Allow to cook for a few minutes, then flip.
2) Crack eggs open into your cooking bell pepper rings. Some whites may leak from under the bottom of your rings. Not to worry. Just press down on your rings with a spatula to minimize spread and help the edges “set”.
3) Allow eggs to cook until desired wellness. I usually wait until the egg whites have set, then cover my cast iron skillet with a lid or a plate to trap the heat in and allow the egg yolk to firm up. (This makes it so I don’t have to flip an egg to get a yolk cooked medium or hard.)
4) Remove eggs from skillet. Top with salsa, cheese, and crumbled bacon, if desired.
Put a slice of pepperoni and a few sliced black olives inside the bell pepper ring. Then crack your egg into the ring. Top with a dollop of marinara sauce and some melted mozzarella cheese.
Put a fresh basil leaf inside a YELLOW sweet bell pepper ring. Crack your egg into the ring. Top with sour cream and a pinch of salt.
Put a fresh, thin slice of tomato inside a RED sweet bell pepper ring. Crack your egg into the ring. Top with fresh rosemary and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. Have fun. Get creative. And be sure to post your ideas in the comments below so you can inspire others!