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Perfectly Fried Egg



  • Serves 1
  • Cooks in 4 mins (1m prep + 3m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

fried egg

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.Add the butter and let it melt.
  3. 3.Crack the egg into a small bowl, making sure not to break the yolk.
  4. 4.Carefully slide the egg into the skillet, making sure it doesn't break.
  5. 5.Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. 6.Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny.
  7. 7.Using a spatula, gently flip the egg and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute for over-easy or longer if you prefer a firmer yolk.
  8. 8.Remove the fried egg from the skillet and serve immediately.
  9. 9.Enjoy your perfectly fried egg!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a crispy edge, cook the egg in a hot skillet with more butter.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a fully cooked yolk, cover the skillet with a lid while cooking.
  • chevron_rightServe your fried egg on top of toast or alongside crispy bacon for a delicious breakfast.
  • chevron_rightDon't forget to season with your favorite herbs and spices for extra flavor.