Frying eggs in bell pepper rings is such a lovely way to serve eggs for breakfast or brunch. Kids adore them, and so do the grownups!
I saw the idea for this lovely keto breakfast on Pinterest (where else?) and just had to try it. I have this list on my computer of food ideas that I'd like to try, and these were on my list for a while now.
Last weekend I finally had a chance to make this recipe, and today I made it again because I like to make recipes more than once before publishing them here. We really enjoy these eggs! My entire family agrees that this should definitely be part of our breakfast rotation.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make bell pepper eggs. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
Butter: Europen butter is so flavorful, but any butter will work. Other tasty options include olive oil and ghee.
Bell pepper rings: I use three rings and I slice them ⅓-inch thick. It's fun to use different colors if you can - I use the remaining peppers later that day in a salad. I chop them and mix them with olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and crumbled feta.
Eggs: I use large eggs in most of my recipes. However, in this particular recipe, medium eggs work better. See the discussion below.
Seasonings: All you need is salt and pepper. You can also sprinkle the eggs with a bit of garlic powder if you wish, or maybe add some red pepper flakes as I do in the video.
How to make bell pepper eggs? It's easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
You fry eggs in a pan as usual. But instead of just breaking them into the frying pan, you break them into bell pepper molds!
Now simply fry until the egg whites are set. That's it!
This method makes for a pretty presentation. It's also very tasty since the peppers become soft and slightly caramelized.
1. Resist the temptation to fry the eggs over high heat. Eggs should always be cooked over medium or medium-low heat (soft scrambled eggs are a good example).
2. If your eggs are very large, you should pour out a little of the egg whites before you add the eggs to the pepper molds. Otherwise, the egg whites have a tendency to spill out into the skillet.
3. If some of the egg whites still manage to escape into the skillet as you pour the eggs into the bell pepper rings, simply allow them to set, then gently cut them off and remove them as I do in the video below.
4. If you'd like to make a larger amount of these eggs, baking them in the oven rather than frying might prove more efficient. To bake them, brush a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Next, place the bell pepper rings in the pan. Now crack the eggs into the rings. Bake 10-12 minutes in a 400-degree F oven.
While I don't have time to make these eggs for breakfast on weekdays, I think it's the perfect dish for a weekend brunch! Sometimes I make them for a light dinner, serving them with almond flour cheese biscuits. Another tasty side to serve with them is oven bacon.
This is one of those recipes where I actually don't recommend storing the leftovers. Especially not if the yolks are still runny (which is how I make them). So try to only make as many as you anticipate eating immediately.
More egg recipes
Baked avocado eggs are amazing. Baked avocado is so creamy! And for the easiest recipe ever, try microwave scrambled eggs. Paired with microwave bacon and berries, they make a quick, easy, and filling breakfast.
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Eggs Fried in Bell Pepper Rings
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 bell pepper rings ⅓-inch thick
- 3 medium eggs
- ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 4 minutes.
- Add the bell pepper rings. Cook them for 2 minutes on each side.
- Crack an egg into each bell pepper ring. Lower the heat to medium-low.
- Cook the eggs until the whites are set, 5-10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, and serve.