Fried Monster Eggs!


green pesto fried eggs with Parmesan cheese on a blue plate
Monster Eggs! Fried Eggs with Pesto & Parmesan
Looks can be deceiving; my favorite monsters are scary looking, but innately good. Just like these monster-ized eggs, which have been turned green and frightening looking, but are completely delicious. These fried eggs with pesto and Parmesan are also monstrously easy to make.


  • For each serving you will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 teaspoons pre-made pesto I use Trader Joe's fresh pesto.
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spread the pesto, with a spatula, in the middle of a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
  • Crack the eggs directly on top of the pesto. Cook until set, just like when you cook a regular (non-monsterized) fried egg, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Flip, top with the parmesan, and cook for another minute or so, until the cheese is melted and the inside of the yolk is the way you want them - a bit runny or hard.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve immediately, preferably with bacon and coffee.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Italian
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