Fried Egg for Dinner

I can smell the warm scent of butter wafting through my small apartment. I have some dark greens on a plate, waiting to be topped with a simple fried egg.The lights are turned down low, and I am wearing yoga pants and a hoodie. I don’t think about work, I don’t think about my running schedule, I don’t think about restaurant reviews, I don’t even think about what I’m going to bake next. I just sit quietly, sometimes listening to music, mostly just enjoying the solitude. Then I tuck into my dinner, savoring each bite: the golden yolk blanketing each vegetable, reminding me that sometimes, the simplest meals bring the most nourishment and content.

This is what most weeknight dinners look like for me.   While I greatly enjoy all the burritos, balls, and buffets, on most nights, I make really simple and easy meals. One of my favorite quick weeknight dinners is some steamed or sauteed veggies with a fried egg on top. I like broccoli, brussell sprouts, spinach or asparagus.

Last night I sauteed some asparagus in olive oil, seasoned it with salt, pepper and chili pepper flakes, then quickly fried an egg in a little butter to place on top.

the velvety yolk coats each salty spear

This fried egg on top of veggies is my poor girl’s version of Russell House Tavern’s Crispy Soft Poached Egg. I love how simple it is, and incredibly easy to prepare. I actually often have eggs for dinner – and while steamed broccoli with a fried egg on top may seem boring, sometimes it is just what I need.

When I have a little more time, I roast the veggies. On some nights, I saute them in some fancy olive oil then drizzle with a fancier balsamic vinegar.

Boston Olive Oil Company Herbs de Provence olive oil and Tangerine balsamic vinegar

On other nights I just douse everything in ketchup and sriracha. I usually drink a small glass of red wine with dinner, sometimes a glass of chocolate milk. And I always have a piece of fruit at the end. I like how I can get a decent amount of protein and antioxidants quickly, and I relish each delightful bite.

Do you also like having eggs for dinner? What’s your favorite way to eat an egg?


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