Grilled Fried Eggs

Keep the kitchen cool by preparing fried eggs on the barbecue in individual mini foil trays. It’s a fun presentation and cleanup is easy!

Prep Time:
2 min
Cook Time:
5 min


  • Aluminum foil
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • Eggs
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat (about 350°F/180°C).
  2. For each egg, create a small round tray or boat with aluminum foil. To do this, fold a piece of foil (about 5 x 12 inches/13 x 30 cm) in half. Shape the double thickness of foil into a round tray, about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, by curving up edge to form a lip, then folding over as necessary.
  3. Brush the bottoms of the trays with oil or coat with cooking spray. Place the trays on the grill. Crack an egg into each tray.
  4. Close the lid and cook for a couple minutes until egg whites start to set. For a soft yolk, open the lid and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until eggs are cooked as desired. For a firm yolk, finish cooking with the lid closed.
  5. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with pepper.



• To fill the trays easily, crack each egg into a small cup first, then pour into the tray.

• To cook an over-easy egg, make a slightly larger tray so you can easily slip a flipper under the egg to turn it over when the white of the egg sets. Grill the second side for about a minute.

• To make a two-egg serving, create larger oval-shaped foil trays.

• To grill more eggs at one time, use a large piece of foil with the edge curved up. Brush foil with oil or coat with cooking spray, set the foil on top of the grill, then crack eggs on top. If the grill is slightly sloped, when each egg is placed on the foil, hold it in place briefly with a flipper until it sets.

• Serve eggs with toast or with a slice of cheese in a grilled burger bun.

Makes as many as desired.