Egg in a Capsicum

    10 minutes

    An egg is cooked inside a slice of red or green capsicum in this quick and easy, fun breakfast recipe! The capsicum makes it a colourful dish as well as adding flavour. You could finish cooking the egg under the grill if you prefer not to risk flipping it over.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 egg
    • 1 thick slice of capsicum in the form of a ring
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Place the capsicum ring in the hot pan. Crack egg into pepper ring; cook until bottom holds together and corners are browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip if desired and cook until desired doneness is reached, 2 to 3 minutes more; season with salt and ground black pepper.

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    I first made these one morning when I wanted to make breakfast sandwiches but didn't have enough egg rings. I used a pepper to make rings, cooked the eggs in a ring topped them with tomato & served on a English muffin. They were a hit! I have continued to cook my eggs this way, just be sure to make the pepper slice with one cut so that it lays flat in the pan so the egg doesn't leak out. I have also used onion rings. 5 stars because it is so simple, easy & good.  -  14 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good idea! I sauteed the pepper rings in a non-stick pan with a little bit of grapeseed oil on medium low heat to soften them before adding eggs. Sprinkled with salt n' pepper and topped with a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese. Covered pan with glass lid and continued cooking on med.-low to melt cheese and baste eggs. Turned out perfect!!  -  08 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Read the flipping and leaking problem. I used a little canola spray and then fried the pepper a bit (about a minute) and then added the egg. This seemed to take care of the leak. For those who like their eggs 'over easy', I just took the pan lid added added a little water (like a tablespoon or two) to the pan and covered it. The steam generated results in an over easy egg. The longer you leave it, the more it cooks. Ya might wanna give this a try.  -  09 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)