A New Spin on Fried Eggs

June 30, 2014   12 Comments

Snack Girl loves eggs. They are nutritious, cheap, and fast to cook.

Onion Fried Egg Recipe

They are a form of “fast food” when you think about it. How long does it take you to fry an egg?

The only problem is they get a bit boring. My favorite additions to scrambled eggs are salsa, chipotle sauce, cheese, chopped green or red pepper, and scallions.

This spin with an onion is maybe the winner of "Most FUN Way to Make Sunnyside-up Eggs". All you do is slice an onion and grab the biggest circle you can find, sauté for about 2 minutes, and drop in your large or medium egg (extra large would be too big).

The onion gets sweet and imparts a wonderful little CRUNCH to the soft egg. These are tasty and you can make them ahead for a quick heat-up in the microwave.

For those of you who worry about "onion breath", the onion does cook down and is not raw.

If you are lucky enough to find “Vidalia” onions, use them for this recipe. They are from Vidalia, Georgia and they are unusually sweet for onions. The Vidalia onion is Georgia’s state vegetable (not kidding). Check out Vidalia Onions for coupons.

How do you make eggs interesting?

Onion Ring Fried Eggs Recipe

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1 large or medium egg
1 large onion


Heat a frying pan on medium high. Slice the onion through the middle to get the largest ring. Put the ring in the skillet and heat for 2 minutes until softened. Flip over the onion ring, and crack the egg into the center of the ring. Cook for 5 minutes or until yolk is hardened to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories, 5.0 g fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 1.2 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g sugar, 6.3 g protein, 0 g fiber, 62 mg sodium, 2 Points+

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I've tried cooking in a bell pepper ring, too, and the shape was cool. Onion tastes better with egg, imho.

I've recently seen a recipe for an egg fried in the middle of a green pepper, which I though I'd have to try some day. This one as well. I love eggs scrambled with green pepper and either of these ideas are a win-win for me.

Eggs are my favorite food and so versatile. I love this recipe it is genius. Thanks for posting it. I also love onions. Another favorite for me is to beat two eggs and add about a teaspoon of flour and a couple of tablespoons of milk (op.) mix well and fry them up like crepes. You can add savory or sweet topping with sour cream or yogurt and roll them up or just have them flat. : )

I've been making these egg frittatas that are amazing. I mix half a cup of mashed sweet potato or spaghetti squash with two eggs until combined, and then cook it like a giant pancake over medium heat (covered). The sweet potato one is almost like a low-carb pancake; the spaghetti squash retains more of the veggie texture and is better to add omelet ingredients too.

Great idea!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

I love the egg cups I found on THIS VERY website that are made in ramekins and baked. I make them with 1/2 of a whole wheat bread thin (those round things) - they fold and fit very nicely into the ramekin. I leave out the cheese.

Love, love, love 'em.

LOVE IT. My serving additions: black beans and greens. My husband won't eat beans--unless I hide them. So I mash them and put a scoop in the bottom of the bowl with a bit of salsa. Next a layer of cooked greens(keep some in fridge at all times) with a little BBQ sauce on it since he also doesn't like to know he's eating them. Last the egg in the wonderful onion ring. A bit of salsa/chopped tomatoes and avocado on top and we have a hubby eating FOUR veggies at breakfast, who thinks it's "Mexican food" and who doesn't miss the cheese. Miraculous.

Great idea!!!

Yum, can't wait to try these easy and creative egg recipes (especially the sweet potato frittata). I have been making a version of a frittata for a while now and it's my go-to meal for high protein with relatively low calories. I use a 9" cake pan, fill it with sauteed vegetables ( cooked with no-stick spray), some raw baby spinach, & a carton of egg whites or egg beaters. I bake this in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are set and slightly golden brown on top. Sometimes I add some grated Asiago or other sharp hard cheese. I let it cool, transfer it to a plastic container, slice it into six pieces and voila, I have a healthy breakfast or lunch for six servings. It heats easily in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on half power. I top mine with salsa, but it's also good plain.

I really recommend using whole eggs. Most of the nutrition in eggs is in the yolk. The yolk also has nearly as much protein as the white.

The yolk also contains lutein and zeaxanthin that protect the eyes from macular degeneration and blindness.

90% of the calcium and iron in an egg resides in the yolk. The yolk contains the choline for heart health.

In the yolk are:

" B6, folate, a B vitamin, B-12, A, D, E and K. Of those, vitamins A, D, E and K are found only in egg yolks and not in egg whites. In fact, egg yolks are one of only a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found."

Unless your doctor tells you not to eat them, the whole egg is much healthier.…

Great way to serve eggs. We can also use peppers or zucchini, instead of onion. Eggs are absolutely super food. They contain all vitamins, except vitamin C. If you need more information check it on

This is a great alternative to the boring eggs we tend to have at my house - thanks!

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