Did you know that the British-born St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved by the Irish?  Eventually he escaped.  In later years he became a missionary, and whom did he serve?  The Irish, his former enslavers.

Pause for effect.

In honor of St. Patrick’s selfless love, here is a recipe for shamrock eggs.  I don’t see a connection either.

(Shamrock Eggs are adapted slightly from this recipe for bell pepper ring eggs at Meatless Monday.)

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

Ingredients

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4-6 eggs
  • oil* or butter (mmmmmm, butter)
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Slice the pepper into 4-6 rings.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

Bribe matching small people to remove the seeds and other guts.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

Heat the oil or butter (mmmmm, butter) in a pan set on medium-low-ish heat.

Drop the pepper rings, heretofore known as shamrocks, into the pan.

Crack an egg into a bowl and pour it gently into a shamrock. Repeat for each shamrock, or crack the eggs straight into the shamrocks.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

Drop a couple tablespoons of water into the pan and cover immediately to trap in the steam.  If you have a glass cover, watch for the eggs to firm up, or just lift the cover and peek after about 3-5 minutes. This will create the perfect sunny-side up eggs. (Thanks to Jan the Pepper Jam Lady in Yorba Linda for that tip!) Cook longer for more firmly set yolks.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

That’s it! Serve with Screaming Baby Biscuits and a pint of Irish ale. Oh, wait…breakfast.  Never mind the ale.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

If you love green peppers, you’ll like these eggs.  If you don’t like green peppers, these will make you gag.  I’m nothing if not honest…to a fault.  Speaking of being honest, I don’t drink Irish ale for breakfast…or at all.

*My cooking oil of choice is coconut oil for its health benefits.  When I don’t want the coconut flavor, I opt for expeller-pressed ultra clean, which has no noticeable flavor.

Here’s the short and sweet printable version.

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast: Shamrock Eggs
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2-6
 
A charming and healthy shamrock shaped egg dish with only a few ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4-6 eggs
  • oil or butter
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice peppers into 4-6 rings. Remove seeds and core.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a pan on medium-low heat.
  3. Toss the pepper rings into the pan.
  4. Crack the eggs into the pepper rings.
  5. Splash a couple tablespoons of water into the pan and immediately cover.
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes for soft eggs, longer for a firmer set.

What is your go-to St. Patrick’s Day breakfast re.cipe?

Special thanks to Donna and Ann from Apron Strings for the original recipe.

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