How To Make Fried Eggs

Learn how to make perfect fried eggs, whether you prefer them over easy or sunny-side up, by following these simple steps.


  1. For Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT 2 tsp. butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

  2. BREAK eggs and SLIP into pan, 1 at a time. IMMEDIATELY reduce heat to low.

  3. COOK SLOWLY until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SLIDE turner under each egg and carefully FLIP it over in pan. COOK second side to desired doneness. SPRINKLE with salt and pepper. SERVE immediately.

Insider Info


Serve fried eggs for breakfast, in a fried egg sandwich or on top of steaks, cheeseburgers or hash.

Kids especially get a kick out of Mexi Eggs-in-a-Hole , a unique version of fried eggs. You can also try Nacho Toad-in-the-Hole or the classic Cookie Cutter Toad-in-the-Hole.

Insider Tips for How to Make Perfect Fried Eggs

Fresh eggs produce the perfect, best-looking fried-eggs – a compact oval with a thick white and a high centered yolk.

For neater shape, break eggs into custard cup first, rather than directly into the pan. Hold cup close to surface of pan and slip egg from cup into pan.

Heat matters. If heat is too high, eggs will become tough and rubbery. Gentle heat preserves nutrients and allows for even cooking.