St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs

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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Cook time: 
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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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12 Replies to “St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Shamrock Eggs”

  1. Yum! My hubs doesn’t like green peppers so I didn’t let him rate this recipe. 😉 The rest of us liked them. Thanks for the fun St. Patrick’s day recipe and the mini history lesson!

    1. My hubby doesn’t like green bell peppers either, but I will give him credit for trying it. On that note, the dog thinks green peppers are terrific! 😉

  2. I send out a recipe of the month to my clients and this looked real fun and easy for St. Patricks Day! Thank you. Later I noticed it looks like your using a Cutco knife in your second picture, slicing the peppers. Is that Cutco you’re using? I love it , because I’m a Cutco rep and this recipe is what I sent to all of my Cutco customers. 😀 Let me know if you need your Cutco Sharpened…I’m a nice, sweet young female who’s been with them for 6years. Thanks again!

  3. When my kids lived at home I always turned the milk green with a little food coloring. Since we lived in South America and milk came in plastic bags, I always poured it into a ceramic jug so they couldn’t see the milk until the first one poured it onto their cereal. Also, since we lived in South America, St. Patrick’s day wasn’t played up, so my kids were always surprised. I had fun. I know my oldest son continues the tradition with his family.

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