These easy cheesy eggs are my go-to, got-home-late, totally starving, missed lunch and need food in my face STAT dinner.
Ditto that with a middle of the night snack.
Basically, you have fried eggs, topped with luscious, molten cheese and a hint of fiery chili flakes and spices.
It’s has all the charm of an omelet, without the whisking and flipping and waiting.
A guaranteed way to get food from pan to plate in, like, seven minutes? Yep.
Sometimes, that’s just what you need. I’ll take it! (Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but I don’t always make complicated stuff…)
Spice them how you like
For these easy cheesy eggs, I usually drop some dried parsley, garlic powder, and Aleppo chili flakes on top. (Aleppo chili is fantastic stuff, get it here from Penzey’s.)
You could also use:
- Onion powder, parsley, and fresh chives
- Curry powder and fresh parsley
- Shiitake mushroom powder, garlic powder, and cooked bacon bits
You see where I’m going. Get creative!
Easy, Cheesy Eggs
Pat of butter
3 large eggs
Pinch of dried parsley
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of chili flakes
3 slices of any cheese that melts well (I usually use American or Swiss)
Serves 1 ravenous diner who just can’t wait for anything else
Fry your easy, cheesy eggs
Drop the butter in a small, nonstick pan over medium heat.
Grab your eggs. I love eggs from Tendercrop, my local farm. (Check out my photo tour of their magical place here.)
When the butter’s melted, crack 3 eggs into the pan.
Sprinkle with parsley, garlic powder, and a little salt.
Top with cheese
When the whites are cooked on the bottom but still translucent and wiggly on top, drape a slice of cheese over each egg.
(I know, I used American cheese. I know some of you out there will call me a heretic and want to break up, but I love the stuff.)
Sprinkle the cheese with chili flakes.
Continue cooking, on medium heat, until the cheese has melted and the yolks are done to your liking.
I give mine a poke with my finger to see how solid they are.
When they’re done, slide them out of the pan right onto your plate.
How about you?
What’s your go-to, quick dinner?