When most people talk about frying eggs, they pan fry them. That begs the question, can you deep fry eggs? So for this weeks fry-day special I broke out my deep fryer, heated up some lard, and got to frying!
While the lard is heating up, start by breaking some eggs into small prep bowls. This process has to be fast so you won’t have time to break open the eggs.Once the fryer is up to temperature, about 375 degrees, the fun part starts. Quickly slip the egg into the oil. Then, using two metal spatulas, “contain” the egg. It will want to split apart but if you coerce it into a ball it will fry whole.Of course you can’t have breakfast without bacon…Here’s the finished shot of the deep fried egg! I was surprised how well it stayed together!For breakfast I had two of the fried eggs and some slices of bacon.Of course I had to include the money shot 🙂
- Serves: 1
- Serving size: 1
- Calories: 321
- Fat: 24
- Saturated fat: 8
- Unsaturated fat: 6
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Sodium: 732
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 27
- Cholesterol: 536
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Slices Bacon
- Heat some oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees
- Cook some bacon
- Crack two eggs into a prep bowl
- Quickly slip the egg into the center of the fryer, don't drop them in, try to slip them in near the surface, but be careful since the oil is hot
- Using two spatulas, corral the egg into a ball, it may naturally stay in one piece or it may decide to go all over the place
- Fry until it stop bubbling, 3-4 minutes
- Let drain on some paper towels and you've got a deep fried breakfast!
|DeLonghi Deep Fryer
If you follow the blog, you know that I’ve gotten a little obsessed lately with my Deep Fryer to the point where I post a weekly Fry-day article. I had one of these in college and it always made me feel guilty using it. I feel so liberated that there are all sorts of keto friendly fried foods like nuggets, wings and brussels sprouts!
|Cone Filters, 50 Pack
To keep your frying oil clean, you really need to filter it on a regular basis. Fryers will come with one or two filters in the kit but they run out fast. This 50 pack will keep you going for well over a year
|Stainless Steel Prep Bowls
These little guys are perfect for pre-portioning ingredients. I use them for holding spices or in a dish where I incrementally add ingredients as I go. You can pre-chop some onions or peppers and store them for later. I even use them to store parts of a lunch I don’t want microwave like in my taco recipe!