Onion Ring Sunny-side Up Eggs

Eggs in Onion Rings

I think we have established that I love to crack eggs into veggies, using them as “ring molds” for the eggs in the skillet. Yes, indeed. Check out our Flower Power Eggs and Eggs in Avocado Slices.

A fabulous reader commented that onion slices might make a nice egg mold, so the gauntlet was thrown down. I had no choice.

This is a great version of the eggs in veggie ring molds – sauteed onions are so delicious, and give a nice tang to the eggs. And they are, of course, beautiful on a plate!

Slice your onion into 1/2 inch slices. Then, using the biggest one, place in an oiled skillet over medium heat. When one side is lightly browned, flip the onion ring over and crack an egg in the middle. If you want the egg yolk to show, dab the top of the egg yolk gently with a paper towel and remove the white over the top of it. Then, sprinkle a little water in the pan and cover the skillet. Cook until your egg is done as you like.

Now just sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked black, and sit back and wait for the raves!

Perfect for a Meatless Monday breakfast!

— posted by Donna



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  2. Phyllis says

    I actually saw a similar picture on another website. If you choose your ingredients carefully, this can also make a great breakfast sandwich just like a certain clowned fast food restaraunt we all know. Instead of bread, I use small sweetened pancakes, add some cheese and other omelette-style sliced veggies. Makes a great griddle-style sandwich that is far more delicious and healthy. My 4 kids (ages 18 month to 9 years) nearly make themselves sick on this every time I make it. I also whisk the eggs sometimes before I add them to the egg. Tho only problem I’ve had with this is that sometimes it runs out of the bottom of the onion a little. Any suggestions? I don’t care to cook with a lot of oil…

  3. says

    So, I tried this, and the eggs in all three tests ran out from under the onion. How did you avoid that? I simply had a skillet lightly oiled with olive oil, but it was nearly dry by the time I cracked the eggs in.

    • says

      Hi Beth – Yes, I do have leakage sometimes. I simply take my spatula and trim off the overflow as the eggs are cooking. It’s purely an aesthetic thing, but they do look so much prettier trimmed!


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