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How To Fry Eggs

 
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What You Need

Butter
2 to 4 EGGS
Salt and pepper
Step 1

Step 1

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

Step 2

Step 2

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

Step 3

Step 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.

 


For Basted Eggs: COOK
as for Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs, but use 2 Tbsp. butter. COOK until edges turn white. Begin BASTING eggs with butter from pan. COVER pan between bastings and CONTINUE COOKING until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.

Steam-Based Eggs

For Steam-Basted Eggs: COOK as for Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs, but use 1 tsp. butter or a light coating of cooking spray. COOK until edges turn white. ADD 1 tsp. water to pan. Cover pan tightly. CONTINUE COOKING until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.

Enjoy

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.

Nacho Toad-in-the-hole Cookie Cutter Toad-in-the-hole
Insider Information

Fresh eggs produce the best-looking fried-egg – 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.