Heart Attack Eggs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Heart Attack Eggs Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Heart Attack Eggs

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"This is a great breakfast, especially on the weekend. You fry bacon on a skillet, then after the bacon is crispy, fry eggs in the bacon grease. Garnish your plate with toast or fruit."

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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    32 mins


  1. Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from the pan, and set on paper towels to drain. Crack the eggs into the pan with the bacon grease so that they are about 1 inch apart. Season with salt and pepper. When the eggs look firm, flip them over, and cook on the other side to your desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and serve with bacon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2012

This is how I grew up, learning to make scrambled eggs from Grandma. She always kept a container of bacon grease in her fridge that she used for various dishes, in particular scrambled eggs. She also made hers in her cast iron skillet, which I also do as well. I don't make this all the time but when I'm looking for comfort food or a bite of a memory, this is one of my go-to foods. I serve it with sausage or bacon, home fries and buttered toast. My kids and husband love this recipe just as much as I do.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 31, 2010

too greasy.


80 Ratings

Feb 02, 2011

Well, you only live once...that being said I decided since I was frying bacon anyway I'd give this a try. I only used a bit of bacon grease to fry the eggs as I didn't want them necessarily "floating" in grease. Overall they were very good. Not, something I'd do on a regular basis because I'm not looking to have a "heart attack" or cause my husband to have one either. And while I was on a bacon grease kick I decided to go ahead and pair this with "Dad's Kentucky Home Fries" from this site. I think the only healthy on our plates was the whole grain toast!

May 09, 2008

Growing up, whenever we had bacon and eggs, the eggs were fried in the bacon grease. No butter, no margarine, no oil. Bacon grease. In fact, my parents always kept a container of leftover grease in the fridge (cool the grease a little in the pan and pour it into a lidded heat-resistant container) and my siblings and I keep containers of it in our fridges. Bacon grease adds awesome flavour to so many fried things, from mushrooms to pancakes. :) Yeah, it's not so great for you, but sometimes you just gotta go for taste! Thanks for the post, Kirbert70!

Oct 13, 2006

The best way to fry eggs! My grandma lived to be nearly 100 years old and she ate eggs cooked this way all the time, so they can't be all bad :)

Oct 25, 2006

I don't have to worry about fitting into my jeans. And if I ever have a heart attack, it'll probably be from stress. So when I get in the rare mood to have a fried egg... this is the ONLY WAY to do it up, in bacon grease! You might as well enjoy it once in awhile, since nothing quite compares to the flavor... not even butter. Love this recipe!

Sep 04, 2005

My husband makes bacon and eggs this way. He doesn't want to linger around with cancer someday, just wants to go quickly with a heart attack. We salt and pepper the eggs, add buttered toast and we are set for breakfast! We do this as a treat about once a month. Yum!

Jan 04, 2010

My mother taught me to cook them this way many years ago. Another way is to baste the eggs with the grease instead of turning the egg. That usually makes the yolk more runny so you can mop up the yolk with white bread toasted and buttered. Counteract the cholesterol with a half of grapefruit sectioned and sugared. Delish.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 224 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 536 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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