I have a love hate relationship with fried eggs. For a while I’ve been more of an omelette, fritatta, or scramble person. But theres just something about the simplicity of a simple fried egg with some cracked pepper over a piece of toast. Chopped herbs add a bit of freshness. Fry this the spanish way, with a bit of olive oil and a cast iron skillet and you’ll take this dish to new places.


1-2 Eggs

1-2 pieces of great bread, toasted

a few tbsp of olive oil

cracked pepper

a tsp of fresh herbs, i used chives

Heat about 1/4 inch of olive oil in a very small, heavy skillet. I used cast iron. Heat over medium-high heat until very hot; it should just be beginning to smoke. Crack an egg into a cup or mug. When the oil is hot enough, carefully slip the egg into the oil and immediately turn the heat down to medium-low. Spoon the hot oil over the egg as it cooks. Cook for no more than a minute and a half then take the pan off the heat and remove the egg with a slotted spoon. Top with cracked pepper and chives. Serve with a piece of great bread, toasted.

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