Miso Fried Eggs


2 eggs
4 tsp butter (salted or unsalted)
1 tsp light miso


Melt the butter over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Add the miso paste and loosen it up with a spoon or fork, mixing it in with the butter.
When the butter begins to sizzle, gently break each egg into the pan on top of the butter-miso mixture. Gently cook the eggs over medium heat, giving the egg whites time to set before flipping over to cook the other side. Fry until desired doneness. Do not increase the heat while cooking to avoid scorching the miso. The eggs should almost “poach” in the miso butter.
Serve right away on top of fried rice, ramen noodles or with buttered toast


Erin Baehman's picture

The ingredients? Is it supposed to be 1 tsp. of butter?

kathyvegas's picture

Should be 4 tsp butter....and 1 tsp light miso paste

Emmanuel's picture

What kind of butter do I use in making this? :)

kathyvegas's picture

Either salted or unsalted butter will be fine for this...just no margarine.


Something really good happens when butter is mixed with miso. It’s a classic combo for sautéing fish and seafood dishes, especially scallops. So why not eggs?

The flavor of miso, light miso in this recipe, is very close to good soy sauce. No big surprise considering soy sauce is basically liquid miso (more or less) with a touch of caramel. Both are just different stages of fermented soy beans. The subtle, savory flavor of miso does something very interesting to a fried egg.

A miso fried egg is terrific on top of fried rice or a bowl of ramen noodles, but I happen to love these for breakfast served just as I do with plain eggs, over easy with a side of buttered toast. The miso is adds something so tasty to a fried egg, you won’t even miss the bacon or sausage.


1 serving


Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 6:24pm



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