Thursday, June 21, 2012

Put an Egg on that Burger!

My little sister cannot get over the fact that Mark and I recently enjoyed eggs atop our grilled Jalapeno Basil Burgers but my response to her was why the heck not!? Don't knock it till you try it.

I actually despised eggs (except for omelettes) up until the past couple of years and now I cannot get enough. I'm just in time, too, because it seems as though the incredible edible mainstay has become somewhat of a trendy ingredient. I can dig it. 

We typically skip the bun when but our grilled burgers are far from naked. We like to load up on fresh toppings of all flavor families. Guacamole, grilled onions, pesto, roasted mushrooms, arugula, heirloom tomatoes...we can now add fried eggs to the rotation. A slightly runny yolk of an over-easy adds fantastic texture but if you are like Mark and prefer your liquid chickens fully cooked, fry it up on both sides- it's just as delicious! 


  1. okay, my friend. you continually inspire me to step out of my box in the kitchen! (i have a long way to go, but i'm working on it! ; )) tell me you have a pesto recipe you'd recommend??

  2. I never liked eggs until recently either. And I read they are much better for you than they have been in the past. My fav breakfast is a fried egg topped with avocado! I'll have to try it on a burger next. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love eggs on my burger too! There is a place here that makes the best burger and they put eggs and avocado on it and it's on a pretzel bun! :)