runny egg on a pita

This isn’t so much a recipe as a suggestion. Sometimes life is hard and cupboards are bare. Sometimes you’re so tired from work that you just want something that tastes great without a lot of fuss. If that sounds like a day/week/month you’ve recently lived, then this is the breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack idea for you.

We ate these for a late weekday breakfast recently and it was such a treat. I used a jarred marinara sauce to keep it simple and instead of drowning the pita in cheese, I used a good manchego to bring the flavour without the grease and ooze. If you wanted to serve this for dinner, a nice arugula salad would be a perfect accompaniment.

26 comments to “runny egg on a pita”

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    Kate   June 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

    this looks delicious!
    so easy and my kind of lazy night dinner.

    i love manchego.

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    Jacqui   June 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

    What a great quick bite idea!

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    Gretchen @   June 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I love the idea of using a wheat pita as a base for the egg–I can just imagine how the nuttiness of the whole wheat would really compliment the egg.

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    Tracy   June 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

    This is poetry 🙂

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    Leah   June 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    This looks SO good. And SO easy. I’m a fan already.

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    heather   June 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    This is kind of genius! Love the look of it with the slightly curled up, browned edges, and the bright yellow yolk oozing onto the blanket of marinara. I can see a nice scattering of torn basil over top as well for a hit of green and freshness. Delicious!



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    Lulu   June 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Eggs are my favourite dinner after working late! This looks so good — I’m definitely going to try it! Cheers 🙂

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    Brenda   June 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hey Jeannette,

    I just had one of those night tonight and made eggs as well. Egg on a pita with Marinara sauce sounds delish. I have yet to meet an egg combo I did not enjoy. What can I say I’m an egg lover.

    I had no idea you lived in Vancouver until now. We’re neighbors. I live in Seattle.


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    Joanne   June 22, 2011 at 3:26 am

    The simplicity of this is astounding! In a delicious kind of way.

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    homegrown countrygirl   June 22, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Great quickie! I love tomato and egg together.

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    Susan   June 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Thank you for a lunch idea!

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    Alina Hendelman   June 22, 2011 at 8:41 am

    My husband was born in Israel so PITA is always on hand. I sometimes hard-boil eggs and stuff it inside the pita with some avocado and slice of cheese as a quick school-lunch for my 6year old.
    Thanks for sharing your version, looks yummy.

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    caroline   June 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    hmmm. sounds good. and how funny because yesterday I saw a similar recipe made by giada on tv (hers was on italian crostini bread with parm, tomato sauce and runny egg).

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    Catherine   June 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I love pita combos. I often toast a pita lightly, cut at the side, and after frying an egg in some olive oil, pop it inside and add a hot sauce. This way it is more like a sandwich. Recently I have been cooking the egg alongside either kale or rainbow chard with garlic and then adding to the pita pocket.

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   June 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Great idea! I’ll bet it would be wonderful with just a slice of tomato also..or goat cheese! or mozzarella! endless possibilities!

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    Sophie Delphis   June 23, 2011 at 9:26 am

    You had me at “runny egg.”

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    Lindsey   June 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love it! A runny egg is good on just about anything.

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    Bijoux   June 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Yum! I’ve made this before and yes it is good and fast and affordable.

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    annemineli   June 27, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Merhaba;Çok lezzetli görünüyor,ellerinize ağlık,sevgilerrr…

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    kickpleat   July 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. I know this is a really simple meal but I love it and glad you guys are appreciative too! Thank you 🙂

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    Kate   July 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    This is such a great idea. I’ve always got extra marinara sauce, pita, and egg around. This will make a great brunch!

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    shellie   July 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    oh the gods in the heavens this look delish and is one of my favorites too. sometimes i poach the eggs and do this same thing. I swear i could eat eggs everyday i might just go fry one up now.

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen   August 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Just discovered your blog today and I love it! This is my kind of simple food. I am happily following you now. 🙂

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    Annie   October 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I HATE egg but I just made this today with a slice of sharp provolone on top and a little fresh basil and it was DELISH! Thank you for helping me eat eggs! Haha

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    David Head   February 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Not tried this before ,sounds a bit different .Will try this as a special on the menu.
    Kind Regards
    David Head

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