Art doesn’t happen strictly on canvas. Art can, and does, happen everywhere. Even in my kitchen! One morning, the Artist was set on making Sunny Side Up Eggs Inside Bell Pepper Slices. He must have heard me talk about this fun recipe and seen pictures I shared from Pinterest. Have you checked out the site yet? Be sure you have hours of free time to browse, and while you are there, you might as well look me up, under snackingkitchen, of course.
But back to the eggs, the Artist headed to the store, early in the morning, to pick up a pepper, and came back with a huge, organic, green bell pepper. I would’ve chosen a different color, but his palate dictated the serenity of green.
While this recipe was prepared by an adult, it will work equally well prepared by children! So please, be sure to cook this with your kids! They will love it, and they will love you for letting them in the kitchen.
Sunny Side Up Eggs Inside Bell Pepper Slices
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 bell pepper, cored, cut into 1/3″ slices, crosswise
4 large eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
2. Saute pepper slices on one side for 2-3 minutes. The skillet needs to be large enough to fit 4 slices of pepper without overcrowding them.
3. Crack eggs into individual small bowls. Be careful not to break the egg yolks.
4. Flip pepper slices to the other side and lower the heat to medium.
5. Pour each egg inside a pepper slice. Magic – the pepper holds the egg within its borders.
6. Cook the egg to desired doneness and season with salt and pepper right before serving.
This was fun to make and even more fun to eat. Next time, I’ll use an orange bell pepper, or perhaps even a large poblano. While the eggs are cooking, I would recommend toasting a piece of toast and lightly buttering it to later dip the bread into the rich, soft yolk.
The secrets to the dish:
~ Be sure the peppers are sliced evenly, so they are fully touching the surface of the skillet, otherwise the egg white will escape
~ Control the heat
~ Cook the pepper on both sides