Pesto Fried Eggs
Recipe courtesy of Emily Weinberger for Food Network Kitchen

Pesto Fried Eggs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
Cooking eggs in pesto is a great alternative to frying in butter and an easy way to enhance their flavor. When the pesto is heated, the oil separates from the rest of the ingredients and gives your eggs crispy, fried edges. While this dish is delicious on its own, try serving the eggs with sliced fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for a take on Caprese salad or on toasted sourdough bread for a quick meal.



  1. Spread the pesto in an even layer in an 8-inch nonstick skillet; bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs on top of the pesto and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper; continue to cook until the egg whites are just set and the oil has separated from the pesto, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover with a tight-fitting lid (or a heatproof plate or a baking sheet). Let sit until the whites are completely set and the yolks are still runny, 1 to 2 minutes.