I think I'm actually a little bit late to notice this trend (Bon Appetit discussed it in 2009, eek) but I keep noticing the addition of (usually fried, but poached, too) eggs on top of food these days. Two of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen and 30 Bucks A Week, do it all the time, and fried eggs are also a normal burrito or enchilada topper here in NM.
Now, don't get me wrong. I love eggs of all types. I especially love fried eggs, both the sunny-side up and over-easy varieties, but fried eggs on pizza? Eggs on salad? An egg on a burger? I don't know. I'm not against it, but it's something I'm a little wary of. I've always been of the school that eggs cooked in certain ways are for breakfast or brunch only, except for those "breakfast for dinner" occasions. Throwing an egg on top of something is certainly a good (and low-cost) protein boost, of course, which I'm always highly in favor of. I guess I just better try it and see how I feel. I do have a hunch I'll like it, at least on some foods (egg on pasta? I don't know.)
So what do you think? Am I just super late to this egg-on-top party or what? Is this amazing and I'm totally missing out? Do you put eggs on top of other food on a regular basis?
A couple of egg-on-top recipes I'm wanting to try: