How to Make a Red Egg
Red eggs are a spontaneous invention of mine, and I’m… a tad obsessed. Not only do they add instant color to any meal, the flavor is everything: spicy, salty, savory, smoky.
I eat them solo as a snack, or throw them on top of speedy stir-frys or add them to shirataki noodle bowls packed with veggies and crispy meat when I need to clean out the refrigerator. The recipe below is a simple guideline to get you on your way, so if you prefer tweaks to the spice ratio or different seasonings entirely, be my guest. I added black sesame to the version in this post, but white sesame obviously works just as well. Cayenne pepper could be substituted for the red pepper flakes, or different variations of paprika swapped out, or even adobo could be mixed in. The variations are endless! Red eggs are also great paired with fish (a fatty slice of quality salmon especially) or simply enjoy them on top of smashed avocado.
Okay, okay, I know. Enough with the suggestions for variations on the red egg theme! I’ll let you come up with your own. 🙂
- 1 tsp coconut oil, pastured butter, or bacon fat
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp black sesame
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Pinch salt
- Melt the coconut oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
- Crack the egg into the skillet, being careful not to break the yolk. Sprinkle the paprika, red pepper flakes, black sesame, black pepper and salt over it while it cooks, either all on one side if you prefer sunny-side up or divided between the two sides between flipping.
- Serve warm when the egg is cooked to your preference.
Meg @ Meg the RHN
well I will definitely be trying this 😉
Grok GrubMeg @ Meg the RHN
I make these sometimes but I use smoked paprika. I like them.
Yep, so much yum!
I know I will love this! I love black sesame seeds and red pepper flakes!
It’s one of my go-to combos!
What a beautiful egg, this is a great recipe. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
i love doing this! i’ve also been throwing turmeric on my eggs that just completely makes them yellow 🙂
That too! It’s a version I sometimes do instead of this paprika one. 😀
Wow – I’ve lost my taste for boring old fried eggs recently, but I think I can enjoy eating them if they are red eggs! Great recipe 🙂
Eggs are such easy protein… I’m always on the hunt for ways to keep them interesting!
I topped my red egg with some extra sharp cheddar & BBQ onions from a Rachel Ray recipe…. DELISH! Recipe below =))
Extra sharp cheddar and BBQ onions?! You win. 🙂