Fried Eggs (With a Tasty Twist)

Get excited and ready for breakfast with savory, soft, and satisfying Fried Eggs!

There are many ways to cook eggs, but in this recipe, you will learn how to infuse eggs with the goodness of the best herbs and spices.

It’s truly one of the best healthy recipes you can cook for the family. Every bite is certainly bursting with flavor, aroma, and the right texture.

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It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious to enjoy with any side dish of your choice! Most importantly, it’s a family-friendly recipe to give your loved ones something to look forward to.

How to Make Fried Eggs

Who knew that something as delicious as these Fried Eggs could be cooked in easy steps? This recipe is also quick to fry, so you can still prepare them even on a busy morning.

Put on your apron and cook Fried Eggs for a good day ahead!


Get these ingredients ready to get a headstart on the Fried Eggs recipe!


It’s no wonder that eggs are some of the most popular foods for breakfast. You can cook them in multiple ways, and they still give you an amazing quality.

The flavor of the eggs will vary, especially when you use herbs, spices, and aromatics. Every egg recipe can taste deliciously different, and the Fried Eggs recipe is no exception.

Health Benefits

  • According to WebMD, eggs are loaded with protein and other nutrients for your health.
  • Eggs can also promote weight loss by making you feel full for a longer time.
  • Moreover, eating eggs regularly can boost your brain function for better memory and focus.
  • BBC Good Food also suggests eating eggs for better vision.
  • An article by Eating Well mentioned that eggs can also help with energy, bones, and heart health.

You can fry, boil, poach, bake, air fry, or stir fry the eggs for a new dish every time you use them. For more egg recipes, I suggest trying the following:


Can you believe that tomatoes and eggs make a good combination? The sweet and sour flavors of tomatoes certainly take the eggs to the next level.

Moreover, the tomatoes add a rich red color to the dish for an appetizing appearance. These will surely escalate the quality of the eggs.

According to Style Craze, tomatoes can be good for weight loss, heart health, digestion, vision, immunity, and more. I also love using tomatoes for Egg and Yam Frittata and Tortilla Wraps.


Balance the sweet tomatoes with pungent, spicy, and tangy onions. These also have a juicy quality to infuse the eggs with more flavor.

Once fried, the onions will taste sweet with a fragrant and appetizing aroma. In fact, they will also have a caramelized taste for a savory dish.

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Scotch bonnet

If you want to add a bit of spice to your breakfast meals, then adding scotch bonnet to your Fried Eggs is a must-try. It goes well with the onions for an intense flavor.

You can also skip the scotch bonnet, especially if you want to serve these Fried Eggs to your kids.


The Fried Eggs recipe is not complete without herbs and spices such as thyme, curry powder, stock cube, and sea salt. These will give the eggs a rich and tasteful flavor.

Use more herbs and spices that you like to make the recipe your own.

Sunflower oil

Always fry with a high smoke point, and in this recipe, I suggest frying with sunflower oil. Aside from its nutritional value, sunflower oil also has a distinct flavor.

Once you have these ingredients ready, it will be easy to cook the Fried Eggs! Trust me; the fusion of flavors will make the eggs irresistibly delicious!


Let’s get frying!

  1. Preheat the oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat. 
  2. Sautee the tomatoes, onions, and spices for a minute.  
  3. Use a whisk to beat three eggs in a bowl.
  4. Then, season the eggs with salt.
  5. Pour them into the frying pan and swirl until they cover the pan.
  6. Use a slotted turner to flip the eggs onto the other side.
  7. Fry the other side for a couple of minutes. 
  8. Once happy with the flavor, serve the Fried Eggs to give everyone a good morning!
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It has been an honor to share my favorite Nigerian Fried Eggs recipe! Let me know if you enjoyed it, and don’t forget to share your results in the comment section!



Buying eggs
  • The Egg Safety Center suggests buying eggs that are refrigerated in the supermarket.  
  • Moreover, check the eggs for any cracks.
  • You can also check if the egg is USDA graded for quality standards. 
Storing eggs
  • Keep the eggs at room temperature for three weeks.
  • Alternatively, refrigerate raw eggs to last up to five weeks.
  • It’s best to keep them in their original carton packaging. 


Buying tomatoes
  • Choose tomatoes without blemishes or soft spots when selecting tomatoes.
  • Heavy tomatoes are usually rich in juices and flesh.
  • The tomatoes should also be firm in touch.
  • You should also smell a sweet aroma around the stem.
  • Bon Appetit suggests buying tomatoes with a rich and bright color.
Storing tomatoes
  • Store the tomatoes at room temperature for ten days.
  • Arrange the tomatoes with the stem side down.
  • You can also put the tomatoes in the fridge for a longer shelf life.


Buying onions
  • Buy onions that have dry and papery skins.
  • Discard onions with soft spots and sprouts.
  • The onions should also be firm to the touch. 
  • There are different kinds of onions in the market, but yellow onions are the most common kinds for cooking.
  • Meanwhile, sweet onions are best for salads and relishes, and white onions have a spicier touch to them. 
Storing onions
  • Onions last longer at room temperature, particularly in cool and dry places, away from sunlight.
  • Properly stored onions can last up to a year at room temperature.
  • Sliced onions can be stored in containers in the fridge, which can last up to a week. 
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Fried Eggs Variations

You can use as many eggs as you want, depending on how many people you’re cooking it for. Use enough onions, tomatoes, scotch bonnets, and spices for the best flavor.

Aside from the spices in this recipe, you can also season the eggs with other herbs and spices for a new flavor every time you make them.

For more egg dishes, check out the following recipes:

  • Frying pan: Use a frying pan to cook all of the ingredients together.
  • Glass bowl: Prepare the eggs in a bowl.
  • Slotted turner: Use a slotted turner to sautee the ingredients and flip the eggs. 
  • Fork or whisk: Beat the eggs with a fork or whisk.

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How to Serve Fried Eggs

A great thing about this dish is you can serve it at any time of the day. While eggs are usually served in the mornings, this Nigerian Fried Eggs dish can be eaten even for lunch or dinner with:

You can enjoy it with some juice or a cup of coffee. It is also best served hot to enjoy the refined flavors of all the ingredients. For a healthier meal, you can serve it with:

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Eat the Fried Eggs within two hours.

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  • In the fridge: You can refrigerate fried eggs in containers to last up to four days. 
  • In the freezer: For leftover fried eggs, you can place them in a container or freezer bag to last up to several weeks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you fry an egg?

You can fry eggs in different ways. It can be sunny side up, scrambled, or beaten eggs. Always season the eggs with herbs and spices to give them the best flavor.

Let the oil heat in the pan to properly cook the ingredients. Then, flip the egg onto the other side to cook all the way through. Don’t use too much oil to prevent eggs from becoming soggy.

What are the types of fried eggs?

The types of fried eggs include sunny side up, over easy, over medium, over hard, or scrambled eggs. Frying whole eggs can give you different egg yolk consistency while scrambled eggs are best if you have added ingredients.

What defines a fried egg?

A fried egg is defined as such because it is usually fried or cooked in oil. At times, it can be fried with other ingredients to infuse the eggs with extra flavor.

What are the ingredients of fried eggs?

Fried eggs can have different ingredients. In this Nigerian Fried Eggs recipe, the eggs will be cooked with tomatoes, onions, scotch bonnets, and spices.

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Perfect Fried Egg

5 from 1 vote
Here’s a recipe that can help you give an interesting, tasty, and unique twist to your eggs: the Perfect Nigerian-Style Fried Eggs!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Course Breakfast, Breakfast & Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Nigerian
Calories 317kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion (small-sized)
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ tsp scotch bonnet (optional)
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ stock cube (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil


  • Preheat the oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat. 
  • Sautee the tomatoes, onions, and spices for a minute.  
  • Use a whisk to beat three eggs in a bowl.
  • Then, season the eggs with salt.
  • Pour them into the frying pan and swirl to cover the pan.
  • Use a slotted turner to flip the eggs onto the other side.
  • Fry the other side for a couple of minutes. 
  • Once happy with the flavor, serve the Fried Eggs to give everyone a good morning!



  • To make the perfect fried eggs, make sure that you purchase fresh and quality ingredients and store them properly for longer shelf life.
  • It is best consumed immediately!


Serving: 1 (of 2)Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 10gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 630mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 910IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword egg recipe, fried eggs, Healthy breakfast, nigerian egg recipe

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