Fried Eggs (With a Tasty Twist)

Make the most out of eggs with flavorful, tender, and savor Fried Eggs!

When you’re craving eggs, frying them is always easy and quick. I especially love cooking eggs for breakfast for a filling and satisfying meal. Unlike other egg recipes, I’ll show you a special way of frying eggs.

It’s the perfect dish to serve to your kids and family – absolutely healthy and flavorful. Fried Eggs also go with so many side dishes that you eat in the morning. Once you try this recipe, you’ll always cook your eggs like this!

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Put your eggs to good use by frying them in the best ingredients that can escalate their quality. You will surely love the burst of flavors that it can have – the perfect way of transforming eggs into a delightful meal!

How to Make Fried Eggs

Instead of just cooking eggs in oil or butter, why not try adding a twist to your Fried Eggs? With some tomatoes, aromatics, and spices, you can cook a simple yet awesome dish that your family will love and appreciate.

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

Ingredients

Get these ingredients ready to cook the Fried Eggs recipe!

Eggs

It’s no wonder that eggs are some of the most popular breakfast foods.

There are countless ways to cook and use eggs. They’re also affordable, versatile, and quick to prepare. When it comes to flavor, you can add any herbs or spices that you want.

Each egg recipe can be different and in Fried Eggs, you just need to mix the goodness of the egg yolk and egg white to get the best quality. You can get soft and tender eggs with a creamy and rich flavor.

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.
  • BBC Good Food also suggests eating eggs for better vision.
  • Moreover, eating eggs regularly can boost your brain function for better memory and focus.
  • 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. With eggs, the possibilities are truly endless. For more egg recipes, I suggest trying the following:

Tomatoes

Take your eggs to the next level with some tomatoes.

The sweet and sour flavors of tomatoes certainly improve the overall quality of the eggs. Once you fry the tomatoes, they will have a soft and moist texture that feels amazing with the perfectly cooked 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.

Onions

In frying eggs, be sure not to forget to add the onions.

You can balance the sweet tomatoes with pungent, spicy, and tangy onions. These also have a juicy quality to infuse the eggs with more flavor. Even the fantastic fragrance of the onions can greatly improve the dish.

In fact, they will have a caramelized taste for a savory dish. I love the flavor and aroma that it can give to the eggs. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it at every bite, too!

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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. Aside from a spicy flavor, you can also expect a fruity taste from it.

You can also skip the scotch bonnet, especially if you want to serve these Fried Eggs to your kids. It’s surely going to give the best balance of spicy and sweet flavors in the eggs.

Seasoning

The Fried Eggs recipe is not complete without herbs and spices. I suggest going with seasoning 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!

Directions

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!

Tips

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. 

Tomatoes

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.

Onions

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

Are you egg-cited to try other versions of the Fried Eggs?

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 frying, butter can also be a great option for an extra flavor and aroma.

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

In less than 15 minutes, you can cook and enjoy the 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, you can also enjoy the Fried Eggs for lunch or dinner, especially if you don’t have much time to cook.

It is flavorful on its own but it is alright to eat it with dips and sauces that you like. Sometimes, I serve it with ketchup or even mayonnaise to make the meal more fun. Here are also some side dishes you can try out:

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

What are the 5 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.

How do you make a fried 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 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 is crispy fried eggs?

Crispy Fried Eggs are eggs cooked in high heat to give them a slightly crunchy texture. While they are crispy on the outside, they can stay moist and soft on the inside.

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Perfect Fried Egg

4.50 from 2 votes
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

Ingredients
 
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

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Notes

  • 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!

Nutrition

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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