Balsamic Fried Eggs

Staff Writer
Balsamic Fried Eggs
Foreign Cinema

Foreign Cinema bastes their sunny-side up egg in the oil to give it an extra hint of flavor and to help with the cooking process. Their recipe douses the egg in balsamic at the end so the soft flavor of the yolk is contrasted with a bold, vinegar flavor.

1
Servings
382
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • Spicy lettuce, such as mustard greens, watercress, or arugula, for garnish

Directions

 

In a nonstick or seasoned egg pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot but not quite at the smoking point, crack open the eggs into the pan and cook for about 25 seconds, keeping the heat medium.

As they puff up, baste the top of the yolks with the hot oil to help them cook. After the eggs set, slide them onto a warm plate. Pour off any excess oil. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan, and let it sizzle and reduce slightly for a moment or two.

Drizzle the vinegar over the eggs.

Egg Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
54%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
320mg
100%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
138µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.3%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
55mg
5%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
40µg
10%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
13mg
3%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Phosphorus
175mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
146mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.1%
Sodium
128mg
5%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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