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