Simple pleasures

I love eggs.  Perhaps I’ve mentioned that before. :)  (There is a long, long list of foods that I love.)

I eat them fried, scrambled, basted (my favorite), boiled, or poached. But now I’ve discovered a new way to eat them.

It seems so simple (and it is). . . I can’t believe it took me this long to put it together.

It goes like this.  Put a half of an Italian herb and olive oil thin bun in the toaster. Melt a little butter (as little as you want–I use about a tablespoon) in a skillet.  Add some chopped green pepper and onion, and fry them until they’re starting to brown.

Crack an egg on top of them. Let it cook for a bit on medium heat or so, then flip it over gently so as not to break the yolk. On the other hand, if the yolk breaks, no big deal.

Take the bun out of the toaster and put it on a plate.  Slide the egg and all the pepper and onion bits out of the frying pan and onto the bun.

Eat it.

(I told you it was simple.) :)

But there is something about the herbs in the bread and the crispy fried onion and pepper bits along with the smooth, silky egg yolk (I like them still just a little runny). . . Delicious! I’m fixing this at least once every second or third day, and I’m thinking at some point it might get old, but so far I’m loving it.

If you wanted fewer calories and fat, it would be easy to simply skip the butter if you have a non-stick skillet. In that case it would even be fairly low-cal. Alternately, if you like more bread than I do, you could use a whole bun and eat it like a sandwich.  The possibilities are practically endless.

So next time you want something really simple and really yummy, give it a try! And be sure to let me know what you think! :)

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2 Responses to Simple pleasures

  1. Katie says:

    Here’s a similar one I do every so often: Crack an egg over a piece of whole grain bread, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and cook with a little butter. It almost tastes like French toast!

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