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The egg strikes again.

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Earlier this year I posted Put An Egg On It, a recipe using leftover veggies topped with a fried egg. This time, I’m putting eggs on peppers. And then grilling them, allowing the egg to cook during grilling.

I saw this done in Argentina during my first Asado, a multi-meat barbecue fest. I thought it was just brilliant.

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Grilled Pepper-Egg

1 bell pepper, any color

1 egg

– If you have a regular sized bell pepper, just cut the very top off, leaving a deep vessel in which to drop in your egg. This time around, the bell peppers were long and curvy, so I sliced them lengthwise.

– With a medium heat level, the pepper and egg cooks to doneness at about the same time; 15-25 minutes. If you find that the pepper bottoms are charring too quickly, move them up to a higher rack . They will cook a bit more slowly, but won’t char as much.

– Season your pepper – I used salt and pepper – and drop in the egg. Also season your egg. Grill away. Top with scallion and serve.

Nutrition: (serves 1) Calories: 130 Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Protein: 8g Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sodium: 183mg

Other great nutritional benefits: Vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, choline

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Top with scallion and serve.

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Cheers to summer grilling!

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