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May 9, 2008

South-American Fried Egg

Filed under: Light lunch, Quick cook — Tags: , , , , — peoplewhoeat @ 12:02 pm

This is honestly the only way I’ll cook eggs.  It’s a delicious recipe!

Adapted from ‘The First-Time Cook’ by Sophie Grigson 

Olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of a frying pan)
1 Egg
1/4 red chilli (diced), or chilli flakes, or ¼ tsp chilli powder, or cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
1 slice of toast
a splash of Balsamic vinegar
a pinch of salt
Chopped cilantro to garnish

Use enough olive oil to cover the base of the pan.  Heat over fairly generous heat and break the eggs into the pan once the oil is hot enoguh to sputter.  Spoon the oil over the egg white to help it set and get nice and crispy.  Start with the heat high and then turn it down to get crispy whites and a runny yolk.  When the egg is half-cooked, add the chilli, cumin and garlic to the oil and continue cooking and spooning oil over the egg.  Lift the eggs out of the pan and onto the toast, and spoon some oil onto the toast.  Drizzle the egg on toast with balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with cilantro and salt.

Buen provecho!

1 Comment »

  1. I’ve just tried your recipe and you’re right – exceedingly tasty. I had a Chilean friend years ago who used to do eggs like this; I think there were some fried onions hanging around, too.
    – Sheen

    Comment by zaragozatwins — May 9, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

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