Monday, June 7, 2010

Fried Basil Egg with Mac & Cheese

This is a similar idea to the Exploded Macaroni Omelet dish that I made several months ago.  It is a simple, straight forward cheese, egg and pasta seasoned with some fresh torn basil, garlic, salt and cracked pepper.  It made for a tasty wake and bake munchie-hangover cure.  

(serves 2)

1 box Annie's Macaroni and Cheese
2 1/2 tbsp butter
2 eggs
a small handful of chopped or torn fresh basil leaves
salt and garlic-pepper


Cover pasta in a a pot or saucepan with water (about 6 cups).  Bring to a boil and cook at Medium heat. 
Cook for another 5 minutes or until done. 
Drain pasta.  
Heat 2 tbsp of butter in the pasta pot on low heat. 
Place 1/2 tbsp of butter in a small skillet or frying pan set to Medium-High heat. Crack an egg in the frying pan when the butter melts.  I like to bust open the yolk with a spatula. 
Tear or cut up the basil leaves and sprinkle on top of the eggs.
Add 1/4 cup milk and powdered cheese to pasta pot. 
Mix cheese, butter and milk together until smooth and creamy. 
Add pasta back in and mix well. 
After about 2 minutes, pile as much pasta as you want in a a bowl.
Salt eggs in the frying pan.  Flip eggs for 30 seconds and then  remove and place yolk side up on top of the Mac n' Cheese. 
Crack some Garlic-Pepper to taste. 
If you don't have garlic pepper, you can add ~ 1 tbsp minced garlic to the butter to fry the eggs.
You can also garnish with a little shredded cheese if you have some on hand.  



  1. That looks hellishly good! Not exactly junk food, but just as yummy-looking...

  2. Tried this yesterday morning and it was hell'a good. You've got a great blog here, maybe post something a bit more challenging I enjoyed making the somasa pie, was something new for me.

  3. Wow, that looks heavenly, and I don't even like eggs, lol. I would definitely gobble this down baked.

  4. This is the BEST hangover cure! Got to love boxed mac and cheese...and doesn't everything taste better with an egg on top?

  5. Yoooo! this Looks Soo Yummy; Hell Yeah id Munch on this late Night , Easyh to make And yet has great Quality ! <3

  6. This is a healthy meal to try. You can mix various herbs as well.