Fried Eggs Inside an Onion Ring

Well, it’s official, I’m one year older. Not that it’s a big deal or anything, but whoa does time fly. My lovely and awesome wife decided to have a few things up her sleeve this past weekend to make me feel extra special, and it was just fun and relaxing. Our original plans got cancelled due to my laziness and well, crappy Wisconsin weather, so instead of going downtown and dining at La Merenda, we decided to stay local and try out a chain restaurant (yes, I said chain) called Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. I would have been happy ordering a pizza, but she wanted to do something special, and I’m glad she nudged me out of my laziness. I won’t go into details, but Flemming’s was pretty awesome. I ordered some steak, due to the restaurant being a steakhouse and all, as well as some onion rings. The onion rings were huge, and we were forced to bring them home as we definitely could not finish them.  As I stared at the take home box one morning, I decided I would use them in a way that I never thought of using them, and eating them for breakfast.

Fried Egg in an Onion Ring

As I have done some fun things with eggs being a center piece in the past, I figured I could do no wrong with utilizing a leftover onion ring for breakfast, and boy was I ever right.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 thick cut onion ring
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp unsalted butter
  • salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, to taste

Simple ingredients, right?

If you are using a leftover onion ring, place it onto a baking sheet into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 7 minutes to re-crisp the onion ring.

When the onion ring is nice and crispy, remove it from the oven, and set it aside.

How to make a fried egg inside of an onion ring

Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add the oil, and the butter, and give that a nice swirl. Once the oil and butter are heated through, add the onion ring to the center of the skillet.

Crack the egg, and carefully pour the egg inside of the onion ring.

Cook the egg for about  four minutes, then cover, and remove from the heat. Cook an additional 2 minutes or so, until the egg white has stiffened. Uncover and season with salt and pepper.

Slide the egg onto your serving plate, and slice into it.

Fried Egg inside of an Onion Ring

The end result was nothing short of amazing. In fact, as I sliced through the first bite, I kind of giggled about how awesome this thing was. It has the great texture from the crunch of the exterior of the onion ring, a sweetness from the onion, and the perfect dressing from the yolk. I impressed myself to say the least.

So if you have any leftover onion rings, give this one a shot. Personally, I loved it. Hope you enjoy…

Fried Eggs Inside an Onion Ring
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 thick cut onion ring
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ½ tsp unsalted butter
  • salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. If you are using a leftover onion ring, place it onto a baking sheet into a preheated 350 degree oven for about 7 minutes to re-crisp the onion ring.
  2. When the onion ring is nice and crispy, remove it from the oven, and set it aside.
  3. How to make a fried egg inside of an onion ring
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add the oil, and the butter, and give that a nice swirl. Once the oil and butter are heated through, add the onion ring to the center of the skillet.
  5. Crack the egg, and carefully pour the egg inside of the onion ring.
  6. Cook the egg for about four minutes, then cover, and remove from the heat. Cook an additional 2 minutes or so, until the egg white has stiffened. Uncover and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Slide the egg onto your serving plate, and slice into it.
  8. Fried Egg inside of an Onion Ring
  9. The end result was nothing short of amazing. In fact, as I sliced through the first bite, I kind of giggled about how awesome this thing was. It has the great texture from the crunch of the exterior of the onion ring, a sweetness from the onion, and the perfect dressing from the yolk. I impressed myself to say the least.

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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