sunday brunch: bell pepper ringed eggs

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Food

I eat a lot of eggs.

I could tell you that the reason we consume so many eggs is because we get a dozen in our CSA each week and must keep up with the supply. But that’s a lie. Even without the weekly delivery, we’d still have no problem polishing off 12 eggs a week. We love eggs. Any protein source that is appropriate for all three meals in a day is a winner in my book.

I know there are some egg-haters out there, but honestly, I can’t even fathom how someone could dislike eggs. Sure, avoid them for moral or nutritional purposes, but actually dislike the taste? Crazy town. Kinda like people who dislike tomatoes.

But then again, this is coming from the person that thinks the world’s most perfect food is a well-seasoned fried egg and tomato sandwich.

So why am I spewing my love for eggs on this Sunday morning? Well, it’s to reassure you that I know pretty much all there is to know about eggs. Ways to use them. Ways to cook them. Ways to eat them. Or at least I thought I did. Until I was surprised by a simple and spectacular egg dish that I just had to share.

Over my life, I’ve made my fair share of eggs-in-a-nest—bread with a hole in the middle to hold a fried egg. But never, in a million years would it have occurred to me to use bell pepper rings in place of the bread. Thank you Pinterest for expanding my eggtastic horizons.

This may be my new favorite way to make eggs. The peppers are slightly softened and add a bright and sweet flavor to the richness of the eggs. Plus, they are just downright fun.

No recipe for this one. Just slice bell peppers into rings, place rings in a greased skillet for a minute or so, flip, crack in your egg and then cook until desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper and then serve with something bready. I have dreams of a bell pepper-ringed egg on an English muffin with some thick slab bacon and a little cheddar cheese. Yum!

What’s your favorite way to eat eggs?


  1. I wrap mostly cooked bacon around the inside of a muffin cup, crack an egg into it, bake, and eat on an english muffin. Based on my mood I also add cheese, freshly gorund pepper or mild tabasco. I am going to have to try a pepper now!

    • Oooooh YUM! Anything that has bacon is awesome!

  2. Man, I just ate eggs this morning and waxed poetic about those suckers all over Facebook. My go-to favorite way for breakfast is creamy and custardy with small curds. My husband is an expert at preparing them this way. 2nd favorite way is over easy po-boy style: airy french bread with lots of holes, a little mayo, a dash of Louisiana hot sauce or sport peppers (something vinegary and a little hot), over easy eggs, salt and peppered tomato slices…delish! The hot yolk drips into all the airy little pockets of the bread and it’s just heaven.

    • What is your husbands creamy and custardy secret?

  3. … that is brilliant. I love both eggs and bell peppers and I’d never considered using bell pepper rings like this.

    Well, I know what my dinner’s going to be tonight.

    • Hope you like ‘em!

  4. I feel the same exact way about tomato and egg haters! OH, and avocado haters, too! Madness!

    • Wait, what? People hate avocados? Say it ain’t so!

  5. I work at IHOP, so I’m all about scrambled eggs, egg whites, omelettes…but I’ve never had fried eggs before! This looks super yummy though. :)

    • Never has fried eggs? They are SO yum! The edge gets a bit crispy.

  6. Ohh that is such a creative idea! I’m all about some eggs over hard. I haven’t had any in awhile though — maybe I’ll add them to my grocery list this week!

    • Eggs over hard: is that just with the yolk cooked all the way through?

  7. This is such a clever idea!! sounds so yummy

    • It is very yummy! I can’t wait to try it with red peppers from our garden.

  8. Whoa! Genius!

  9. What a great idea! I love the edible egg rings- very pretty and unique!

    • Thanks! I love how cute they are. :)

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