Once you try these 5-minute feta fried eggs, you’ll understand why this recipe is going viral on social media. This genius dish is heavily inspired by @graceelkus on Instagram, and it will be your new favorite five-minute breakfast or snack.
Why You’ll Love Viral Feta Fried Eggs:
This recipe is remarkably adaptable, allowing you to personalize it as much as you’d like. You can experiment with a number of crumbly, salty cheeses, going beyond traditional feta. When it comes to the vehicle for this cheesy dish, both corn and flour tortillas are excellent options. They lend their distinct textures and flavors to the recipe, and the choice is yours: char them directly over a gas flame for a smoky flavor or use a hot, dry skillet for that satisfying crispy edge. While avocado adds a creamy dimension to your dish, it’s not mandatory. Feel free to explore other options such as a dollop of hummus or a serving of refried beans.
How To Prepare Viral Feta Fried Eggs:
We start by warming some crumbled feta (always use feta in brine, never pre-crumbled) in a pan, and frying an egg directly on top to create a lacy, crispy, cheesy crust. Meanwhile, we char a tortilla, smash on some avocado and seasoning, and add the cheesy egg right on top. Perfection!
I like my egg yolk runny, so I gently crack an egg into the center of the pan, then cover it with a lid to help it cook evenly. Two to three minutes is the sweet spot for a perfect sunny-side-up egg; no flipping is required. Check out my tutorial for cooking on stainless steel pans How To Make Stainless Steel Non Stick or make the egg in a nonstick pan.
And for the grand finale, garnish with your favorite fresh herbs (I used chives), some hot sauce, if you like, and let the runny egg yolk cover the tortilla like a delicious sauce.
Substitutions and Variations:
This recipe offers plenty of room for creativity. Feel free to swap the feta for other crumbly, salty cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar. Choose your favorite type of tortilla, whether corn or flour, and char it to your liking. Avocado is great, but you can switch it up with guacamole, salsa, or even another egg. Seasoning-wise, you can play around with herbs, spices, or hot sauces for a unique twist. This dish is all about making it your own and enjoying a delicious meal tailored to your taste.
- Put your egg on top of toast, rice, or hashbrowns instead of a tortilla.
- Use a dairy-free cheese if needed.
- Swap feta for mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, or any crumbly, salty cheese of your choice.
- Enhance your meal with toppings like diced tomatoes, red onion, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a burst of freshness.
Best Served With:
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Most Common Questions:
Yes, you can substitute feta with other crumbly, salty cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or parmesan to suit your taste.
It’s entirely up to your preference. Corn tortillas have a distinct flavor and slightly chewy texture, while flour tortillas are softer and have a milder taste. Choose the one you prefer or have on hand.
It’s best to use feta in brine or crumble it yourself for the optimal texture and flavor. Pre-shredded or crumbled cheese may not melt and crisp up the same way.
Try guacamole, salsa, a sunny-side-up egg, hummus, sour cream, or warm refried beans as delicious alternatives to avocado.
Experiment with various herbs, spices, or hot sauces to season the eggs and enhance the dish’s taste to your liking.
Viral Feta Fried Eggs
- ⅓ cup feta
- 1 egg large
- ½ avocado
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 6-inch tortilla (any variety: corn, flour, nut-based)
- 1 teaspoon chives chopped
- Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the feta and immediately crack an egg into the center.
- The feta is salty so I don't season the egg but you can if you wish. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cook for a few minutes until the egg white is set, the yolk is still runny, and the feta is crispy and golden on the bottom.
- In a bowl, mash the avocado with a pinch of salt and a touch of lemon juice.
- I charred the tortilla in a pan on the stove and added the mashed avocado on top.
- Slide the fried feta egg on top of the tortilla, garnish with chives (if desired), and enjoy!