Fried eggs with roasted red peppers recipe

Hi everyone, it’s Claire again from The Kitchy Kitchen. Every January when I write about a favorite movie of mine and a meal inspired by it, I feel compelled to feature a fabulous makeover. “New Year, New You” rattles around my head this time of year, when most of us decide that this is the year to really give SoulCycle a committed try, or we spend a little too much money on that juice cleanse, or buy cute workout clothes as motivation to get out there and actually work out. But, as I’m typing in some of those workout clothes, lying on my couch, next to a bowl of popcorn, I find myself much more inspired by the kind of makeover a new haircut and outfit can provide than a ClassPass.

If you haven’t seen Moonstruck before, get it in your queue now. It’s peak ‘80s Cher, with Nick Cage when he was swarthy and sexy (I know, there was a time, I swear), and just a wonderful, sweet story about what can happen under a full moon.

There are amazing food moments throughout the film: a very rare steak, dry martinis, and lots of pasta. But my favorite recipe from Moonstruck is from a throwaway moment. Cher is arguing with her mom as she prepares the family breakfast, and we get a few cutaways of eggs in a basket flipping with onions and peppers sizzling around it. It’s distracting, but a wonderful, warm background element to these delicious, fun characters.

So forget the juice cleanse, and enjoy the stretch of those new yoga pants. Eggs in a Basket coming right up!

Breakfast courtesy of The Kitchy Kitchen


  • 1 slice sourdough bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste

a healthy breakfast to start the morning, recipe by Claire Thomas


1. Melt butter in the skillet. Stir in the yellow onion, red onion, and garlic, and cook 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Mix in red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Season with basil, and oregano. Stir in white wine. Continue to cook and stir until peppers and onions are tender and the wine mostly cooked away, about 10 minutes. Pour the peppers and onions onto a plate.

3. Using a small juice glass (or a cookie cutter), cut out a hole in the middle of the bread (about 2 inches wide is perfect).

4. Over medium heat, cook the bread in the pan for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown, and flip.

5. Crack the egg into the center of the hole, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the egg is set. Sprinkle the egg with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.

6. Serve the egg toast on a plate with onions and peppers. Enjoy!

Fried eggs on toast with roasted red pepper

Will you be serving this up for breakfast?

Let me know if you do in the comments!

X Claire
The Kitchy Kitchen

Photos: The Kitchy Kitchen
  • Cassidy Short

    This looks delicious and simple to make! Love to start off a day with something like this 🙂


  • Leah Kauffman

    Making this this weekend!

  • Samantha Lee

    This looks so good! Last night I actually had breakfast for dinner and made a similar dish – ezekial toast topped with sliced avocados, cherry tomatoes, a fried egg, salt, and pepper. SO GOOD.

  • Oh this looks amazing! I need to buy the ingredients asap to make this 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe! <3 🙂 I can totally eat this every morning! It looks delicious!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Jessica

    This looks mouthwatering, I can’t wait to try this!

  • I am full from lunch, but man does that not look amazing.

  • ritzy910

    It looks so delicious! I need to make it this weekend!!

  • RHWofPA

    That is one of my favorite food scenes in the movies, and I have not made the eggs in a basket in a long time. Perhaps I will gather all of the ingredients and have it for dinner tomorrow night while watching Moonstruck! Thanks so much for sharing. Something to take my mind off the crazy things happening in D.C. DG

    P.s. as Cher would say…Snap out of it! ;p