Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kat in the Kitchen: Fried Egg Dressed Up

My to do list this week is endlessly long, which really is a stupid thing to vent about ... especially to someone with twelve kids. But I did. And I am now venting via the blog, which is also on yes side of the stupid or not spectrum. Anyway, that to do list is stressing me out so after a week of unscrewing the jar of Nutella my brother-in-law left, staring at the still sealed gold seal on top and screwing the lid back on, I finally caved and just ripped that seal off yesterday. Well 36 hours later, the jar may or may not be almost empty. 

So. In the quest that I might eat some protein that is not coming from hazelnuts drowned in chocolate, I decided to take a few minutes and make myself eggs for lunch. To cover up the sad, but realistic, fact that I only had time to cook eggs, I decided to spruce those eggs up. 

+ On one fried egg, I sprinkled one of my new obsessions, rice seasoning, on top. Delicious. 

+ On the next, I put a drop of truffle oil (expensive, but it was left by my foodie brother-in-law who left the Nutella) in the hot olive oil before I cracked the egg open, and then I topped the egg with a few shakes of onion salt. Delicious again. 

What's your favorite way to make a fried egg less hum drum? A toad in a hole? Or do you call it an egg in a basket? This hot sauce is excellent when we are talking scrambled eggs and breakfast burritos, but beware a tiny bit goes a long way. 

I made David and Becca a ring egg in a basket for their engagement breakfast, ha! If you get engaged while living with us, you get that + heart shaped sausage and cranberry juice mimosa. 


  1. Yum! Truffle oil is my favorite. I could (and do) eat it on everything!! Even just the smell of it is amazing.

  2. About 8 hours after you eat a big, heavy meal like that, I would love to put you over my knee and give you a nice, hot, soapy enema.

  3. Yum Yum! And you're so sweet to make such a lovely engagement breakfast :)

  4. Annnnnd, salivation. That looks amazing. :)

  5. My fave is to eat it over marinara sauce, with toast and sautéed greens alongside if I have the time. I make Giada's marinara recipe all the time and it has carrots and celery in it, so I feel virtuous knowing I got a few servings of veggies in my first meal of the day…and it mitigates the guilt of diving into the Nutella or cookie butter--you're not alone, sister!

  6. Confession: I hate eggs. I hate the smell, the taste, the texture. I have not cooked my husband an egg in our 9 years of togetherness..until I saw this and made him a fried egg with rice seasoning. I don't know if it was good, but he said it was the best egg he's had! Yay!