Meatless Monday: Fried Egg with Truffle Salt

by Dorothy Reinhold on March 28, 2011

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It doesn’t matter what meal you eat this for, it will make you completely happy!

There is nothing –I repeat, NOTHING! — better than a fresh, organic, farmer’s market egg, fried in bacon fat, over easy, sprinkled with truffle salt.

Who needs meat?*

*Oops, I just realized bacon fat is derived from meat. Hmmm…well, use butter or olive oil if you like. I dunno…too many rules. Just make the egg!

Fried Egg with Truffle Salt from

Eat it straight out of the frying pan if you like!

Fried Egg with Truffle Salt

  • Bacon fat
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch grated cheese (optional)
  • Pinch truffle salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

In a small frying pan, heat a dab of bacon fat until it shimmers. Crack egg and ease it into the pan; reduce heat to low. Fry until most of egg white is opaque and cooked (a minute or so), then gently use a spatula to flip egg over. Top egg with a pinch of grated cheese (if you are using it), and a pinch of truffle salt. A tiny grind of fresh pepper would also be nice, if you like it.  Continue to fry egg for another minute or so, until the yolk is the way you like. I like a nearly firm yolk; others prefer a more liquidy yolk. Suit yourself.

Gently remove egg from pan onto a plate and eat immediately. Alternatively, get a fork and eat it right out of the pan. I did!

Truffle Salt from Shockinglydelicious.comTruffle salt note

I use Sabatino & Co. Truffle Salt, which is simply a sea salt with black truffle dust in it. It’s pricy ($15 or so for 3.4 ounces), but worth it. A tiny bit goes a long way, and the truffle perfume offered by a pinch of truffle salt is a relatively affordable way to indulge.

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mjskit July 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

We WILL be having this for breakfast in the morning!!! I have my friend’s organic eggs, the truffle salt and definitely the bacon fat. These look SO GOOD!! Can’t wait to make them!


alhjgyikk April 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian


Dorothy May 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

This made me laugh! Some nights I feel like that!


Kim March 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

This isn’t meatless!


Dorothy March 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm

You are correct! I realized that after I posted it, and added the line about using butter or olive oil instead of bacon fat, if you are so inclined. Use your fat of choice, but don’t forget the truffle salt!


Nancy@acommunaltable March 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Oh my, this looks and sounds amazing!! My family would love this even without the truffle salt (which is ok – means more for me!!)


The Café Sucré Farine March 29, 2011 at 2:34 am

Yum, Dorothy – this looks fantastic! I just purchased some truffle salt recently and can’t wait to try this! I also discovered some amazing applewood smoked bacon at Trader Joe’s – what a fantastic combination this would be!


Dorothy March 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

Oh yeah…..bacon & truffle. Be careful of too much salt on the bacon, since it is salty already.


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