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    fried eggs

    1 Fried eggs taste better with bacon and herbs.

    2 Fried eggs taste better with additional bacon and herbs.

    3 Fried eggs taste better with bacon and herbs added (to them).

    4 Fried eggs with bacon and herbs taste better (than without).

    Are they all correct and natural?

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    Re: fried eggs

    No. It's not natural to add herbs to bacon and eggs.

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    Re: fried eggs

    You have clearly never experienced my herbed bacon and eggs!

    (Honesty compels me to admit that most of those who have experienced it have expressed a strong desire not to repeat the experience.)

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    Re: fried eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    1 Fried eggs taste better with bacon and herbs.

    2 Fried eggs taste better with additional bacon and herbs.

    3 Fried eggs taste better with bacon and herbs added (to them).

    4 Fried eggs with bacon and herbs taste better (than without).

    Are they all correct and natural?

    The sentences are grammatical. The naturalness seems to be up for debate.

    However, they all seem to suggest you're adding the bacon and herbs directly to the egg. Is that what you mean, or is the bacon on the side?

    To fry an egg, you just add a whole egg to some oil in a skillet. If you were to mix in the herbs and bacon, it's no longer fried but scrambled. I suppose you could sprinkle the herbs over a fried egg, but I don't really see how to add the bacon to the egg without mixing it in the egg itself.

    If you're just adding herbs to the egg, and the bacon is on the side, you could say something like "Fried eggs taste better with some added herbs and a side of bacon."

    I can't say I've added herbs to bacon, or bacon to eggs, but I have been known to put some dill and chives in my scrambled eggs (and some fennel on the fried potatoes). I've only had my bacon on the side, not in the actual egg.
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    Re: fried eggs

    It's so long since I've eaten bacon that I can't really remember but I don't recall putting herbs on rashers before grilling them. However, in the days when I ate eggs, I always sprinkled a few dried mixed herbs (as well as salt and pepper) over my fried eggs before popping them on top of the toast.
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    Re: fried eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    The sentences are grammatical. The naturalness seems to be up for debate.

    However, they all seem to suggest you're adding the bacon and herbs directly to the egg. Is that what you mean, or is the bacon on the side?

    To fry an egg, you just add a whole egg to some oil in a skillet. If you were to mix in the herbs and bacon, it's no longer fried but scrambled. I suppose you could sprinkle the herbs over a fried egg, but I don't really see how to add the bacon to the egg without mixing it in the egg itself.

    If you're just adding herbs to the egg, and the bacon is on the side, you could say something like "Fried eggs taste better with some added herbs and a side of bacon."

    I can't say I've added herbs to bacon, or bacon to eggs, but I have been known to put some dill and chives in my scrambled eggs (and some fennel on the fried potatoes). I've only had my bacon on the side, not in the actual egg.
    I mean something like on this photo. It's not bacon but salami plus herbs and tomatoes. Click image for larger version. 

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    #7

    Re: fried eggs

    "Sunny side up" describes the egg better than "fried".

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    Re: fried eggs

    Hmm, I guess I'd call that some kind of open-faced sandwich, or possibly eggs on toast. I've never eaten eggs prepared that way, although it does look good (particularly with some multi-grain bread).

    I guess for that I'd say something like "Fried eggs taste best on toast with herbs and bacon". Maybe somebody else can come up with another alternative.
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    #9

    Re: fried eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    "Sunny side up" describes the egg better than "fried".
    That's not the case in the UK. It's not a term we use here. I'm familiar with it from AmE. The egg choices on a (breakfast) menu here are fried, scrambled (runny or firm), poached, and boiled (soft-boiled or hard-boiled).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: fried eggs

    The first works best for me.

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