Sunny Anderson's Chorizo Fat Fried Eggs Are A Savory Game Changer

If there's one thing that everyone seems to agree on currently, it's that egg prices are so outrageous these days, it's almost hilarious. There are some signs that egg prices might finally be going down soon, but they probably won't ever be as cheap as they once were. The breakfast staple is now almost a delicacy, so when you're making yourself a breakfast that includes eggs, whether scrambled, poached, or fried, you should treat them as special as their price tag makes them seem. 

Luckily, there are a lot of different ways to cook eggs to maximize their flavor potential. This pesto eggs recipe (which went viral in 2021) uses a store-bought pesto to sizzle up fried eggs in a skillet — the olive oil from the pesto works as cooking fat, and the cheese and herbs add tons of flavor. For those that love a little heat, the spicy TikTok hack for fried eggs couldn't be simpler — just fry your eggs in chili oil or chili crisp. Even if you've tried those, some might say you've been frying eggs wrong your whole life if you haven't tried cooking them in heavy cream. But for those who are still looking for a little more variety in their breakfasts, Sunny Anderson recently shared one of her favorite ways to cook eggs, and it involves spicy, savory chorizo.

Chorizo fat equals flavor

Sunny Anderson is one of the hosts of Food Network's "The Kitchen," and she often shares simple but flavorful recipes that anyone can easily make at home, like her "Bottom-O-The-Jar" salmon. On her Instagram, you can find an easy and affordable way to turn your eggs into the prized ingredient they are these days: fry them in chorizo fat.

Though Anderson doesn't share her exact method, it's one that you can use with almost any meat. Just brown the meat of your choice in the pan, be it Mexican chorizo, breakfast sausage, bacon, or ham. Once the meat is cooked and browned and the fat has rendered out, remove it from the pan. You could also use reserved chicken fat or bacon grease that you saved from a previous meal if you're looking to stretch your pennies. For a vegetarian option, Bon Appétit recommends using the oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes.

Then, simply fry your eggs in the hot rendered fat to infuse them with rich, savory flavor. Spicy chorizo will also add a kick of heat to your eggs, while bacon or ham will add smokiness. You don't have to use Mexican chorizo, either — Salvadoran chorizo, Portuguese chouriço, or even firm-cured Spanish chorizo work well too. Eggs might be expensive, but when you treat them like the stars of breakfast that they are, the price is totally worth it.