Linguine with Fried Egg and Herb Topping Recipe

Linguine with Fried Egg and Herb Topping pasta dish is absolutely wonderful! This perfectly simple pasta dish makes one of my favorite pasta dish – I love the simplicity. Serve this Linguine with Fried Egg and Herb Topping pasta to your guests at a dinner party, and they will also be impressed. It is a quick and easy pasta dish to prepare. The beauty of this pasta dish is how simple it is to make – garlic and olive oil season the pasta with toasted bread crumbs and a fried egg on top. The runny yolk becoming a creamy sauce that you swirl your pasta in.

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Linguine with Fried Egg served on a white dinner plate

Linguine with Fried Egg and Herb Topping Recipe:
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Linguine with Fried Egg and Herb Topping Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 (16-ounce) package linguine pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
  • 4 eggs
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • Crushed hot red pepper flake to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano), freshly grated (plus additional cheese as an accompaniment)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or sage leaves, minced (optional)
  1. You must time this dish so that the pasta is ready as soon as the eggs are done.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente.  Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly

  3. Linguine with Fried EggWhile the pasta for this dish is cooking, heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and cook, sunny-side up, basting with a spoon, for 2 to 3 minutes without turning, or until the eggs are just done (the yolks should still be runny and the whites, while set, still soft).  Do not overcook the eggs.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and remove the eggs to a warmed plate; sprinkle eggs with coarse salt and hot red pepper flakes.  Learn how to make perfect Fried Eggs.

  5. When the pasta is done, drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, red pepper flakes, and parsley.

  6. Divide the pasta among individual warmed serving bowls or plates.  Pour the contents of the egg pan (including the oil, butter, and garlic) onto the top of each individual pasta.  Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.  Top each portion with a fried egg.

  7. If desired, garnish pasta and eggs with minced oregano or sage.

  8. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese at the table.

  9. NOTE:  Each diner should break up the egg and mix it into the pasta to create a sauce.

  10. Makes 4 servings.


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