Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta

October 1, 2014

Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta




Cooking is a feel-good activity for me. I feel happy, comforted even inspired when I cook.
But just like everybody else, I’m sometimes (oh hell...let’s say “often”) too tired or don't have the time to cook.
Especially at dinner time, after a long day, when I get home all I want to do is relax.
Even I, the triathlete dude that steps into the kitchen and transforms into a culinary Bruce Lee (yup people, that’s how I see myself) waves white flag.

Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta



Back in the days, I would just open a bag of salad greens, slice a tomato, fish out a can of tuna, toss everything together, and voila’ a “super tasty” salad.
Now, I put a little more effort into it and make myself this fantastic sunny-side up egg with avocado, Sriracha and crumbled feta.
This is not really a recipe, as much as it is an idea to make a quick, easy and delicious lunch, dinner, or even breakfast.
When you're really pressed for time, sticking to a simple meal that doesn’t require much effort - such as this one - is IMO the way to go.

Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta



I don’t know about you, but I practically always have avocado, feta cheese and Sriracha in stock, not to mention eggs. Except for my vegan friends: who doesn’t have eggs in their house?
And anyone (including kids) can cook an egg.
Just like anyone can burn some potatoes.
Just like my friend Sabine’s cat Martin can’t catch a mouse (not even the mouse toy) — he’s so not the master assassin nature has designed him to be.
He’s no fun either to be honest. He just sits and hides when someone comes over. I think he spends his time judging and plotting Sabine’s demise in the night. Dunce cat.

Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta



Cat jokes aside, this recipe/idea is proof that cooking doesn’t have to be fancy of intricate, it just has to be done well.
When you put love and care in your dishes it will come through super tasty, even when it’s something super simple. As simple as opening a can of tuna.
And this dish is that simple, but oh-so-yummy.
Avocado is my favorite thing to eat with eggs. I love that creamy texture paired with eggs.
And Sriracha? Sriracha and avocado is pretty much the best pairing in the universe already, but adding salty feta makes a perfect combination.
I just had to tell you about it.
Serve with some greens on the side for a complete meal and you’re pretty much good to go.
Just five ingredients and 5 minutes stand between you and the best sunny-side up egg you’ve ever had.
I think you should try it.

Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta






Sunny-Side Up Egg with Avocado, Sriracha and Crumbled Feta                        Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Serves 1

1 teaspoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 large free-range organic egg
½ avocado, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
Sriracha to taste (make your own Sriracha with this recipe)
Salt and pepper

Directions

Heat coconut oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
Add egg, season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the whites are just set, and the yolk is still be quite runny (if you like your yolks more firmly set, just continue cooking.)
Transfer to a plate, top with sliced avocado and crumbled feta and slather with Sriracha to taste.
Serve!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 303 calories, 26 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs and 14 grams of protein.

28 comments:

  1. Right up my alley Mike, absolutely love this!! So easy too.

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  2. That's my kind of dish. Loving this!

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  3. This is so so much better than getting take out on nights when you're tired - IMO! I gotta say avocado and eggs are an "awesmazing" combo - as are beets and eggs - IMO :)

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    1. You're digging the internet slang, aren't you? IMO, TBH, TMI...

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  4. This sounds like just the thing for dinner - I'm completely exhausted!!! I love something comforting that doesn't require much time because no matter how much you like to cook there are those days when it's just too much! :)

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    1. Simple, quick and delicious...that's what this dish is all about!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures Mike, I'm really impressed!

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  6. hey! did you sneak into my kitchen and snap a {way snazzier} photo of my breakfast this morning?!?! this is a staple and favorite!! love your food words and photography!!

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    1. Hahaha Andrea, I certainly didn't but I'm gonna do it from now on. So watch out when you wake up for an intruder in the house ;)

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  7. Flipping ADORE eggs but I can no longer really eat them....... And it stinks because back when I was OBSESSED, I never had avocado, thus I never tried the pairing... So I think I want to RISK my life and jump into that yolk head first!

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    1. Do NOT risk your life GiGI, I don't want to be held responsible for your death. Mmkay?

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  8. I eat A LOT of eggs each week, and often pair fried egg with avocado and - sorry to admit - rice crackers. They have a nutty taste that goes so well with the egg. I love Sriracha too, and let me give you another suggestion: make a little sauce with yogurt, a touch of Sriracha and salt... drizzle over avocado: NIRVANA, my friend... Nirvana

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    1. I have nothing against rice crackers, I just don't like them that much...
      Thanks for the tip Sally, I'm definitely going to make that sauce next time, if it's Nirvana we're talking about then I'm in!

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    1. BTW, I am having your exact version for my lunch today! Can hardly wait.....

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  10. Right now, I am picturing you pulling out some nunchuks and going to town tenderizing some meat. Or perhaps you are tieing knives on your shoes and pulling out some kung fu kicks to dice potatoes. Either way, you are pretty super cool in my mind right now. Just like this recipe is super cool. Nice and easy. Just the way the Grilling Troll rolls. (Apparently Grilling Troll also has an unrealized talent for poetry.)

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    1. I AM super cool and I totally got the moves you just described. HA!
      And you my friend are a natural when it comes to poetry. You're a modern Ben Jonson with cooking skills. How 'bout that?

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  11. Martin! What a cool cat he is, he might not catch a mouse but there's no stopping his grooves in the kitchen! Let's try and feed him properly, starting with this treat.

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    1. Martin the cat is shady as f... There's nothing cool about him. Oh yes, he's totally a gourmet, but that's about it!

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  12. in my world view, everything tastes better with a drizzle of sriracha :) love all the elements here (reminds me of my beloved quinoa breakfast bowl).

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  13. I love eggs, avocado and feta such a good flavour combo...I don't think I've ever eaten sriracha is it hot?

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