Feel like some simple but tasty fried eggs? These are a winner, and they are cooked in onion rings which is brilliant! The onions end up sweet and soft and go perfectly with the sautéed zucchini and bacon. Coasters is a relaxing retreat in the basin of Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern beaches.We have some beautiful friends who have a house there, and its always a fun weekend, lots of cooking, fire making, and food! This weekend I cooked these eggs coasters style.
recipe, styling and snap Sydney Food Stylist Jane Collins
eggs coasters style
Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
2 Tbsps olive oil
4 rashers bacon, cut into batons
1 large zucchini , julienned
a few thyme sprigs, picked
1 large onion
200g spinach leaves
sea salt & cracked pepper
ciabatta toast to serve
1 Heat half the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat, add bacon and cook for 1-2 minutes till golden, add zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes till softened. Add thyme leaves and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low.
2 Peel onion and cut two thick slices from the middle of the onion. Gently ease out the middle layers by pushing them through, only use the last two onion rings- the largest ones.
3 Place into a frypan and cook for 1 -2 minutes till golden brown, flip over and crack egg into each onion ring. Cook eggs with a lid on for 2-3 minutes till cooked to your liking. Season with sea salt & pepper.
4 Stir spinach leaves into the zucchini bacon mixture and serve with eggs and a slice of toasted ciabatta.
Sizzle tip- use the left over onion pieces in stocks, or the next family curry. Cut them up and wrap in a plastic bag, or in a sealed container in the fridge, they will keep for a couple of days.
Sizzle tip – don’t worry if the onion rings break, they can still be used as long as they are in one piece. Cook them as directed, the egg may slip out on one side, depending on the size or your eggs and onions…. this may happen any way, depending on the size of your onion and eggs , your eggs will probably spill out over the onions rings.
sizzle sub -enjoy these eggs cooked in onion rings on their own, or on top of toast!