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There is something about the spring season that has me craving salads constantly. The warmer weather arriving in my neck of the woods probably contributes a great deal toward this situation. The great thing is that there are so many different combinations, flavors, and textures to create with salad. It just so happens that these Alexia Onion Ring Fried Eggs with an Arugula Salad is seriously one of my new favorite dishes to create in my kitchen!
I have recently become somewhat obsessed with creating a spring inspired salad for lunch (or even for dinner sometimes) – a bed of fresh arugula, shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh cracked pepper, lemon or honey lime vinaigrette, all topped with a fried egg. The mixture of ingredients is seriously fantastic, and the egg takes it over the top.
But how about taking it up a notch? I did just that with Alexia Onion Rings as my inspiration. Don’t you just love a crispy, crunchy onion ring? I certainly do, and I appreciate that Alexia products are made with all natural ingredients. All of their items are great quality and are versatile, which can really help you to get creative in the kitchen. I am not joking when I say that I pretty much always have a bag of Alexia potatoes or onion rings in some shape or form in my freezer at any given moment. They are a great item to have on hand to help out with creating delicious and quick meals.
I am really loving Alexia’s new Rosemary and Sea Salt Fries – what a great flavor option! The Sweet Potato Fries (regular OR spicy) are also a favorite in our household. You can find them easily in Walmart in the frozen foods aisle with the potato products.
This arugula salad is fantastic because it is fun and a healthy option for your dining table. There is something so yummy about the peppery flavor of the arugula (but you could always substitute fresh spring mix or spinach if preferred): it is my favorite green to use in salads! The citrus vinaigrette is a beautiful accompaniment.
And can we talk about the beauty of a perfectly cooked, oozy fried egg on top of your salad? It is a dreamy thing to cut into a fried egg and see an oozy, perfect yolk spill out to coat your salad greens. If you haven’t tried this yet, you absolutely should. Immediately. But with the help of the Alexia Onion Rings, it goes absolutely over the top. The idea was pretty genius, if you ask me. After baking my Alexia Onion Rings to a perfect, golden crisp, I selected a few of the larger rings and added them to a frying pan over medium high heat. Then, I cracked an egg inside each of the onion rings. The onion rings served as an egg mold of delicious perfection. After cooking for about 3 minutes on one side, I flipped the eggs over and finished them for an additional minute or so, until the yolk was still soft but not extremely runny (I do a light touch test on the yolk to feel – oh….the art of cooking eggs…).
All in all, this salad is upscale yet very quick to put together: it’s a fun recipe twist for sure! Do you have any favorite upscale spring recipes of your own? What dish makes you think of the spring season?
- 2 Alexia Onion Rings (plus more on the side if desired)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups fresh arugula
- 1 tablespoon fresh shaved Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon or honey lime vinaigrette (plus more if desired)
- Fresh cracked pepper
- First, prepare Alexia onion rings according to package instructions.
- When onion rings are almost fully baked, preheat a frying pan to medium high heat. Coat with cooking spray or a small dollop of butter or olive oil to grease the pan.
- Place an onion ring in the pan, then crack one of the eggs into the center of the onion ring. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook for approximately 3 minutes on the first side, then carefully flip the onion ring/egg over and continue cooking for an additional minute or two (until the yolk is cooked to desired texture).
- Remove the onion ring/egg from the frying pan and place it on top of a bed of fresh arugula. Lightly dress the salad with lemon or honey lime vinaigrette, top with shaved Parmesan cheese, and add fresh cracked pepper, if desired. Enjoy!