Okay eggheads, it’s the last chapter of the egg series — thus far we’ve learned to hard boil, soft cook, and poach an egg. Don’t worry, I’ve saved the best for last: fried eggs and scrambled eggs. Can I get an AMEN? Nothing beats a perfectly fried egg with crispy edges cooked to a nice golden brown with a little pocket of buttery yolky goodness in the center. For you egg lovers, egg heaven is here.  Master the fried egg in 4 simple steps…


Scrambled eggs was actually my fondest “American Breakfast” memory — the good ole fashioned scramble never fails to please!  Now the secret to light fluffy eggs is slowly cooking them over medium heat while keeping a watchful eye.  By moving the spatula often it keeps the eggs from browning, hence the term “scramble”.  As the egg cooks it will begin to clump together to form soft curds.  When there is no more runny egg mixture remaining, immediately remove from the pan as it will continue cooking and serve immediately.

Today I am featuring another 15-minute recipe.  YES I KNOW, I am on a freakin roll here!  Rachel Ray needs to cook faster because this year ALL my recipes will be 15-minutes!!!!  Okay, so I lied -_- I’m sorry, you can stop jumping up and down and get down from that chair now…  But I do solemnly promise to include more 15-minute meals to encourage new cooks to get in the kitchen and try something new :) . For all you Houston folks, who’s been to Baby Barnaby’s? It’s one of my favorite cozy breakfast joints every time I go back home — my favorite item on the menu?  Their Green Eggs — packed with Jack cheese, spinach and artichoke hearts it’s one of those breakfasts that makes you feel like you could tackle the world head-on that day.  So feel like a champion this morning with a punch of protein and a zap of calcium and don’t forget your vitamin C by having a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice.  Yes 15 minutes, no chopping, no measuring, just a little mixing and cooking and you are done, yes you’re welcome.

Green Eggs Recipe (Inspired by Baby Barnaby’s) serves 2; prep time: 5 minutes total cooking time: 15 minutes

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tb milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • ¼ c artichoke hearts
  • ¼ c jack cheese
  • ½ c spinach
  • Kosher salt pepper to taste

In a medium bowl beat 4 eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk, season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Once butter begins to bubble, add the egg mixture into the pan.  With a spatula move the eggs around the pan, pushing the more cooked eggs towards the center while allowing the liquid to run towards the edge of the pan.  Once the eggs begin to form soft curds, about a minute — stir in the jack cheese spinach and artichokes.  Continue to cook eggs by moving the mixture around with a heat-safe spatula til the eggs are set and spinach has softened, about 2-3 minutes.  Serve hot with a side of toast and fresh fruit.


  1. Elissa says: 19 Jan ’11 • 19:04:10

    HEY NOW, missy! The title of this post is misleading. It should be “how to cook eggs: part 3 AND 4″! Two recipes, yay.

    I didn’t know that that was how you cooked sunny-side-up eggs. Now I feel a little dumb. :P Oh well, as usual… very enlightening, Joy! The egg pictures look scrumptious.


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:50:10

      LOL I figured people were getting tired of my egg series so I had to condense it a lil bit :) nyuck nyuck!! Thanks Elissa, next time you visit I’m putting your ass in the kitchen to make me breakfast :)

  2. J Dubbs says: 20 Jan ’11 • 02:06:52

    i think i just drooled a little.

    thank you so much for your ‘how to cook eggs’ articles. i love making/eating eggs and i enjoyed all the new tips i have picked up!


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:47:50

      Awesome dubbs :) Thanks for making me feel like an eggy rock star!

  3. Brian says: 21 Jan ’11 • 14:53:02

    I love the step-by-step pics! I love the added artichoke hearts and jack cheese in there!


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:46:44

      Mmmm artichoke hearts :) Thanks Brian!!

  4. Vicki @ WITK says: 21 Jan ’11 • 14:59:05

    Ahhh, now I know the difference between sunny side up and over easy, thanks! I’m an over easy fan :) These posts have been fun and informative, nice job!


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:45:42

      Thank you Vicki!! I’m an over easy fan too :)

  5. Nadia says: 21 Jan ’11 • 18:54:49

    wow, joy only you could make eggs look so beautiful! I love scrambled eggs and I want to love fried eggs but there’s something about a runny yolk/ not mixed in yolk that I can’t stomach. I need to get over this stupid phobia of mine ;)


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:44:20

      LOL Nadia totally understandable!! My friend is the same way so I tell her to cook the hell out of her fried eggs hahaha thank you for the kind words as always lovely friend :)

  6. Jenny Fu says: 21 Jan ’11 • 22:38:39

    Looks so amazingly delicious! I didn’t want to eat the raw spinach in my fridge, but now I know what to do with it!! Thank you so much!


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:43:15

      Awesome Jenny!! :) Hope you like your green eggs!

  7. torviewtoronto says: 21 Jan ’11 • 22:39:02

    this looks delicious lovely picture


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:40:26

      thank you so much!

  8. Tiffany says: 22 Jan ’11 • 08:50:49

    Green eggs! I love it! (Probably because I am from the same home town as Dr. Seuss!)


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:42:06

      :) Dr. Seuss is the man!

  9. Amy Bakes Everything says: 22 Jan ’11 • 13:44:11

    My dad is the only person who is allow to cook fried eggs. Mine always end up scrambled in the pan. Thanks for this tutorial, I’m going to give my dad a run for his money on Sunday egg breakfast!


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:39:17

      LOL Amy that is too funny! I am looking forward to hearing about your eggy battle with pops :)

  10. penny aka jeroxie says: 23 Jan ’11 • 11:03:27

    Just looks amazing :)


    • Joy says: 25 Jan ’11 • 18:38:09

      aw penny you’re amazing!

  11. Sara says: 26 Jan ’11 • 01:37:03

    I love how you showed us step by step, how to make the perfect eggs! Your pictures are always so enticing! luv ya! I’m so glad that we are friends! xoxoxo


  12. Theme Dinner: Eat Your Greens | Racing to Thirty says: 6 Feb ’11 • 20:36:02

    [...] started by looking for recipes online before deciding to make my own version.  This recipe at Joylicious is probably closer to the real thing, but I decided to give mine more of a [...]


  13. Jessica says: 6 Feb ’11 • 20:57:15

    The green eggs at Baby Barnaby’s are my favorite breakfast ever! I tried a version of this recipe this morning – delicious :)


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