Egg Dropped!!!

So, I am a self proclamed "foodie" who is scared to eat a runny egg... There I said it. When I lived in France, I remember eating at this perfect little french restaurant and I ordered a pizza (I know its lame to eat a pizza in France but it was the only thing I could pronounce at the time). Well, the first time I ordered a pizza in France it came with a WHOLE fillet of Salmon on it so I thought I would play it simple and safe and just order and plan cheese (margarita) pizza. Well, to my surprise out come my perfect french cheese pizza with a big old EGG dropped right in the middle of it... Now, you have to understand I was only 20 at the time and made a typical American (yes, I'm stereotyping) style I fussed and made the "gross out" face over dinner with my friends. I asked server to take it back and remove the egg in my most polite, broken french but the waiter didnt understand me and just wished me a Bon Appetite as he walked away... so I ate around the giggling egg that night and stored that memory in the back of my mind.
Well here we are in 2011 and I still have not concord the runny egg. So ladies and gentlemen on Saturday morning, I will be taking the big leap. I am going to have giggling egg and wheat toast for breakfast... Im scared and excited but most of all I cant wait to share the experience with you. STAY TUNED!!!

Until then... here are the top 5 ways to eat a runny egg according to and yes... one of the top 5 ways is atop a pizza! Imagine that?

1. Over Green Salad: Not only does this make a striking presentation, but once you cut into it, the yolk becomes an instant salad dressing. We love the contrast of cool, crunchy greens with warm, tender egg.

2. Over Noodles or Other Grains: This is comfort food at its best. The yolk makes a creamy sauce that coats every noodle or grain in the dish. This is great with a handful of veggies (cooked or raw), or simply on its own. Try this recipe for Sesame-Garlic Soba Noodles with Fried Egg!

3. On Pizza: All you have to do is crack a few eggs onto the top of the pizza just before it goes in the oven. By the time the crust is golden, white of the egg will be set and the centers still soft. You might have to eat this one with a knife and fork!

4. On Kale or Other Hearty Green: Bitter greens and rich egg are one of those perfect flavor combinations that has to be tasted to be believed. We especially like this with pinch of red pepper flakes or a few shakes of Tabasco sauce!

5. On Toast: Ok, this one is pretty basic, we know. But if we're desperate for dinner and nothing else comes to us, a fried egg on toast never fails to satisfy. We like it just like that, but we'll also add baked beans, a few slices of tomato, or a sprinkle of cheese if we have those around.


Where else do you use fried eggs in your cooking?


_Amina M | February 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Oh no! Tell me how that goes.

MsMedSchool | February 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

lol this is making me hungry...O.o

Anonymous | February 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

EWWWW. I can't do it chica, but I am sooooo wanting to hear about your experience with it.

Someone in my family eats this but I can't think of who.

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