Gluten Free Feta Fried Eggs Tacos

How to make the BEST & EASY feta fried eggs in a corn tortilla taco. They’re crispy, cheesy, & become a fresh salad when filled w/ leafy greens! Quickly cook them up for a savory breakfast, lunch, or simple dinner.

How to make the BEST & EASY feta fried eggs in a corn tortilla taco. They're crispy, cheesy, & become a fresh salad filled w/ leafy greens!

My feta fried eggs are made quick, fresh, and delicious, served as corn tortilla tacos! Could your current egg cooking routine use a new fresh, and delicious mash-up? I’m showing you how to quickly turn an ordinary fried egg into a yummy, feta-cheesy taco that becomes a handheld fresh salad. It’s made gluten-free with a corn tortilla in only one pan. Feta cheese is gently fried to crispy perfection along with the egg. And when you fold it in half as a taco, the egg yolk becomes an instant flavorful dressing over your leafy greens.

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Why You’ll Love This Feta Fried Egg Gluten-Free Recipe

  • You only need a few major ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Eggs: Eggs can be substituted for egg whites or a plant-based egg substitute.

Feta cheese: Feta cheese is a salty, crumbly cheese that is made from sheep’s milk. Feta cheese can be substituted for salty cheese, such as Parmesan or goat cheese.*

Butter: Butter can be substituted for olive oil or another type of cooking oil.

Olive oil: Olive oil can be substituted for another type of cooking oil, such as avocado oil or canola oil.

Corn tortillas: Corn tortillas can be substituted for a flour tortilla or a gluten-free tortilla.

Leafy greens: They can be any type of leafy green, such as spinach, kale, or arugula.

*I have not tested this substitution.

How Do You Make My Feta Fried Eggs as Tacos?

Step 1. Warm the Tortillas

Lightly spray a small/medium-sized frying pan with oil (my favorite is olive oil). Lightly brown on both sides of the corn tortillas. Transfer tortillas to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2. Fry the Egg

Respray the pan with the oil. Add the butter. The butter should begin to sizzle, letting you know the pan is hot enough and ready to fry your egg. Pour feta cheese into the middle of the pan and gently spread in a large circle. Crack one egg and pour it over the center of the feta cheese. Be careful not to break the yolk.

Sprinkle the dashes of paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the egg. Allow the egg to cook until the outer edges are lightly brown and crispy. You can cover the egg with a clear lid to cook the egg faster.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3. Assemble the Taco

Carefully slide the fried egg from the frying pan onto the corn tortilla. Spread a handful of leafy greens over the fried egg. Press down on the egg yolk with the lettuce to break the yolk. Use a lettuce leaf to spread the liquid yolk over the lettuce. You can fold the tortilla in half and enjoy it as a taco or eat it open-faced on a plate with a fork.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Fried Eggs with Feta Cheese Recipe Notes

Corn Tortillas: Lightly browning the corn tortillas adds a delightful crispiness to the taco. Ensure both sides are lightly toasted, but don’t overcook them, as they can become too brittle.

Frying the Egg: When adding the feta cheese, gently spread it in a large circle in the pan’s center, creating a nest for the egg. This prevents the egg from spreading too thinly and breaking easily.

Cooking the Egg: You can use a clear lid to cover the egg while it cooks to speed up the process.

Assembly: Carefully slide the fried egg from the frying pan onto the corn tortilla. Press the egg yolk with the lettuce to break it and allow it to coat the greens. This adds a creamy, savory element to the taco.

Serving Options: You can enjoy this as a folded taco or an open-faced dish, depending on your preference. Eating it open-faced makes it easier to cut and eat with a fork.

  • Store the cooked eggs, tortillas, and leafy greens separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • When you are ready to eat, reheat the eggs and tortillas in the microwave or in a pan on the stovetop.
  • Toss the eggs, tortillas, and leafy greens together and enjoy!
  • If you are storing the cooked eggs and tortillas together, make sure that the tortillas are completely cool before adding them to the container with the eggs. This will prevent the tortillas from getting soggy.
  • If you are storing the cooked eggs and leafy greens together, make sure that the leafy greens are dry before adding them to the container with the eggs. This will prevent the eggs from becoming watery.

Can I use a different type of tortilla for this recipe?

While the recipe is specifically designed for corn tortillas, you can certainly use other types such as flour tortillas or lettuce leaves for a low-carb option.

How can I prevent the egg yolk from breaking when I crack it into the pan?

To avoid breaking the yolk, crack the egg gently and pour it into the center of the feta cheese nest in the pan. Be cautious and steady with your hand when cracking the egg.

Can I add more spices or herbs to the egg for extra flavor?

Absolutely! You can experiment with various seasonings, such as chopped herbs, chili flakes, or your favorite spices to customize the flavor to your liking.

Are there variations to the type of cheese I can use in this recipe?

Feta cheese pairs exceptionally well with the fried egg, but you can explore other options like cheddar, mozzarella, or goat cheese if you prefer different flavors.

How can I make this dish suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

For a vegetarian version, simply omit the butter and use a plant-based substitute, like vegan butter or oil. To make it vegan, use a plant-based egg alternative and dairy-free feta cheese.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?

It’s best to enjoy these tacos freshly made for the best texture and flavor. While you can reheat them, the tortilla may lose some of its crispiness.

Can I make multiple tacos at once in a larger pan?

Yes, you can scale the recipe to make multiple tacos simultaneously in a larger pan. Just ensure there’s enough space to cook each egg without crowding the pan.

How to make the BEST & EASY feta fried eggs in a corn tortilla taco. They're crispy, cheesy, & become a fresh salad filled w/ leafy greens!

Gluten-Free Feta Fried Eggs w/ Corn Tortilla Tacos

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
How to make the BEST & EASY feta fried eggs in a corn tortilla taco. They're crispy, cheesy, & become a fresh salad when filled w/ leafy greens! Quickly cook them up for a savory breakfast, lunch, or simple dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup leafy greens
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra light olive oil is my fave)
  • dash paprika
  • dash garlic powder
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a small/medium-sized frying pan with oil (my favorite is olive oil). Lightly brown on both sides of the corn tortillas. Transfer tortillas to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.
  • Respray the pan with the oil. Add the butter. The butter should begin to sizzle, letting you know the pan is hot enough and ready to fry your egg. Pour feta cheese into the middle of the pan and gently spread in a large circle. Crack one egg and pour it over the center of the feta cheese. Be careful not to break the yolk.
    Sprinkle the dashes of paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the egg. Allow the egg to cook until the outer edges are lightly brown and crispy. You can cover the egg with a clear lid to cook the egg faster.
  • Carefully slide the fried egg from the frying pan onto the corn tortilla. Spread a handful of leafy greens over the fried egg. Press down on the egg yolk with the lettuce to break the yolk. Use a lettuce leaf to spread the liquid yolk over the lettuce. You can fold the tortilla in half and enjoy it as a taco or eat it open-faced on a plate with a fork.

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Nutrition

Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 13gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 544mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 237mgIron: 2mg
Keyword corn tortillas, feta cheese, fried eggs, gluten free
Did you make this recipe?Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

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  1. Stella Avatar
    Stella

    5 stars
    Omg. This is absolutely delicious.
    It reminded me of a Tunisian brique with the egg yolk spilling into the mixed greens.

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      Hi Stella, I’m so glad you love this recipe! They are seriously delicious 🙂 In fact, I’m going to make one for lunch today. I haven’t heard of a Tunisian Brique. I’ll have to look that up.

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  1. 5 stars
    Omg. This is absolutely delicious.
    It reminded me of a Tunisian brique with the egg yolk spilling into the mixed greens.

    1. Hi Stella, I’m so glad you love this recipe! They are seriously delicious 🙂 In fact, I’m going to make one for lunch today. I haven’t heard of a Tunisian Brique. I’ll have to look that up.

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