This Mediterranean-inspired take on the Viral Feta Fried Eggs recipe is sure to become your new breakfast obsession! Ready in minutes, eggs are fried until crispy, topped with feta cheese and za’atar. Served warm over pita bread smeared with hummus, it’s a savory breakfast that will keep your guests coming back for more.
Why You Should Be On Board with the Latest Food Trend
If you’ve been anywhere online in the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that the latest food trend, fried feta eggs, has taken the world by storm. And for good reason!
Made with just a few simple ingredients, ready in minutes, and super customizable, they’re the perfect way to start the day. Obviously, we’re huge fans.
So, we knew we had to jump on the trend right away, giving it a little Mediterranean twist, of course! Our version features the same crispy eggs and creamy feta as the original.
However, we spruced it up with extra flavor, a soft pita, and smooth, creamy hummus. The result is a savory breakfast that will have the whole family saying, YES!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Less than ten ingredients are all you need to create crispy, savory feta fried eggs! Double-check the ingredient list below to make sure you have everything on hand.
- Eggs – The star of the show! Use whatever large eggs you like best.
- Feta Cheese – We recommend sticking with full-fat crumbled feta for the best taste and texture.
- Pita Bread – We love to use either white or whole-wheat homemade pita bread, but store-bought versions work well, too.
- Hummus – Again, we pretty much always have a batch of homemade hummus on hand. However, if you want to save time, just pick up your favorite from your local grocery store!
- Za’atar – A unique Middle Eastern spice blend, za’atar is savory with just a hint of heat, adding bold flavor to the eggs.
- Red Pepper Flakes – Use as little or as much as you like.
- Oil – We prefer to use extra virgin olive oil, but avocado oil works well, too to fry the eggs.
Fry, Plate, Eat: How to Make This Viral Feta Fried Eggs Recipe
- Prepare. To begin, preheat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
- Melt the Cheese. Add the oil to the hot pan followed by the crumbled feta, spreading it out in a single layer.
- Fry the Eggs. Carefully crack your eggs over the feta, making sure not to break the yolks. Sprinkle za’atar and a pinch of red pepper flakes on top, and cover the skillet with a large plate or lid.
- Make the Pita. While the eggs cook, warm the pita bread in a separate pan or toaster. Spread the hummus evenly on top.
- Serve. Once the eggs are set, place them on top of the pita, and enjoy warm!
Tips and Tricks
Although these crispy fried eggs are incredibly simple, we have a few extra tips to ensure they always turn out great.
- Use high-quality cheese. Because there are so few ingredients, it’s important to use quality cheese for the richest, creamiest taste and texture. Trust us. You can taste the difference!
- Avoid burning the cheese. Make sure you use a non-stick pan. The cheese and eggs will cling to stainless steel. Sauté the ingredients over medium heat, and keep a close eye on them! You want to remove the eggs as soon as they’re set. Otherwise, they’ll burn and stick to the pan.
- Don’t forget the lid! Covering the eggs helps cook them quickly and more evenly.
Storage and Reheating Options
These feta fried eggs are best enjoyed right away while they’re still hot and crisp! Once they’ve cooled, they tend to become a bit soggy, and the eggs are easy to overcook when heating them up again.
- To Store: Transfer leftovers to an airtight container, and store them in the fridge for two to three days. We don’t recommend freezing this recipe!
- To Eat: Enjoy the eggs cold. Or warm them in a skillet over low heat.
Common Questions About Feta Fried Eggs
Absolutely! Feel free to use any type of cheese you like best. Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino, or goat cheese all make great options. They won’t be quite as creamy, but they’ll still be tasty!
Feta cheese is tangy and salty. As a result, it pairs well with a variety of fresh ingredients and healthy fats like hummus, avocado, pickled red onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
Yes! These fried feta are a vegetarian recipe. However, they are not vegan-friendly due to the eggs and cheese.
We recommend it! Covering your eggs as they fry can help ensure they cook quickly and evenly, preventing them from burning.
Butter can be used, but oil works best to create a crisp bottom.
More Egg-Filled Breakfast Recipes
Looking for more ways to enjoy eggs in the morning? Try out the breakfast recipes below!
- Protein Packed Egg Muffin Sandwiches
- Easy Eggs in Purgatory (Italian Baked Eggs)
- Easy Shakshuka with Feta
- Greek Breakfast Casserole
Viral Feta Fried Eggs Recipe
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 pita bread
- 1/4 cup hummus
- 2 teaspoons za’atar
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat.
- Add the olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the crumbled feta cheese to the skillet, and spread it evenly to create a bed for the eggs.1 Tablespoon olive oil, 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Carefully crack the three large eggs onto the feta cheese bed, making sure not to break the yolks.3 large eggs
- Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of za’atar evenly over the eggs and feta.2 teaspoons za’atar
- Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to taste.Red pepper flakes to taste
- Cover the skillet with a lid or a large plate to create some steam and help cook the eggs evenly. Cook the eggs on the cooktop for about 3-5 minutes or until the egg whites are set, and the yolks are still slightly runny (or to the desired doneness.
- While the eggs are cooking, warm the pita bread on the side in a separate pan, and spread the hummus on top.1 pita bread, 1/4 cup hummus
- Once the eggs are ready, remove the skillet from the heat, and serve the feta eggs on top of hummus and pita. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.