Fried Bacon Eggs

photo of a fried bacon egg sliced in half on a plate

Happy Valentine’s Day! While Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated with a lot of chocolate and flowers, I thought I’d share this savory dish as a possible choice for your loved one.

Soft boiled egg covered in a crispy bacon breadcrumb. Yummy. Fried Bacon Eggs

This is one of FH’s favorites. I’ve made it before, but it’s been a long time since I’ve revisited this recipe. He likes the egg yolk more runny but I accidentally cooked these slightly too long.

These don’t take too long to make though you do need some patience peeling the soft boiled eggs. These are perfect for a breakfast treat for your loved one any day of the year.

photo of two fried bacon eggs on a plate

Fried Bacon Eggs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Soft boiled eggs wrapped in bacon then breaded and fried. These are a delicious breakfast or snack.


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 4 strips of precooked bacon
  • canola oil for frying


  1. Boil eggs in a small pot of water until they reach soft boil stage (about 3-4 minutes, I used egg timer*). Then remove eggs and place in a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs completely cool in the ice water which should take about 10 or 15 minutes.
  2. When cooled, peel the eggs by gently tapping them. There will be one side of the egg that is easier to peel. There should be part of the egg that does not come out of the shell easily. For this part, use a spoon to get inside the shell in order to help remove the egg from the shell. Heat 2 cups of vegetable oil in a small saucepan.

  3. While that heats, place the flour, the beaten egg and the breadcrumb in 3 separate bowls.

  4. Chop the precooked bacon into small pieces (or put it through a food processor) and add to the breadcrumb bowl.

  5. Coat each soft-boiled egg in the flour, then coat with the egg. Dump the breadcrumb/bacon mixture onto the egg, trying to get as much of it to stick and coat as possible. Then re-dredge the egg in the yolk and dump more breadcrumbs/bacon onto the egg. I find it easiest to take a handful of breadcrumb mixture and drop it onto the egg rather than let roll the eggs in the breadcrumbs. 

  6. Place one egg at a time in the hot oil. Turn the egg after about 10-20 seconds to brown on all sides. Remove the egg to a paper towel and continue with the rest of the eggs. Serve while warm.

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16 comments on “Fried Bacon Eggs”

  1. What a great idea, these look so delicious. I love soft boiled eggs for breakfast (I typically roast some asparagus to dip in the eggs).

  2. Is there anything better than bacon and eggs? (Well, bacon makes just about anything it touched turn to gold.) 😀

    Great recipe!

  3. What a great recipe – i haven’t made soft boiled eggs in awhile. eggs ‘n bacon is always a good combination! mmmm!

    happy valentine’s to you and your FH!:)

  4. Hello fellow San Diegan. I’m making these this weekend. I’ll report back. FANTASTIC idea. I love bacon and soft boiled eggs, so this is a win-win!

  5. Happy Valentine’s Day Kirbie and FH!

  6. I’ve recently noticed Scotch eggs popping up on restaurant menus all over town. I’ve been curious about how to make them since they are insanely good. Thank you for the recipe!!

    • You know I’ve never had scotch eggs at a restaurant. Though I made some recently and liked it. These are similar, though less work because you don’t have that sausage layer.

  7. I don’t know, that yolk looks pretty perfect to me. I would only want it runnier if I was going to spread it over something…like another one of these or a scotch egg 😀

  8. I’m entering a deviled egg contest this weekend.

    How sticky is this coating? Would it survive a deviled egg experience? Or, do you think it would flake off in the cooling/transportation process?


    • If you do the double dredge coating like I did, then I think it should survive the experience. Also after that second dredge, it helps if you scoop up a bunch of the bacon breadcrumb mixture and pack it onto the egg rather than just roll it around.

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