How To Fry An Egg

by Liza
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We love to eat breakfast for dinner in our house. Nothing’s quicker than whipping up a couple of eggs, making some toast and sitting down to eat in 15 minutes flat. But, what if you don’t know really know how to fry an egg? It seems simple, but if one thing’s off – pan temperature, grease-factor, etc., you can easily end up with a pile of overdone fried egg blech. For you…

How to fry an egg

You’ll need:

2 tablespoons butter 1 or 2 eggs per person Salt to taste


Place the butter in a medium non-stick or cast iron skillet and preheat over medium. When the butter gets foamy, add the egg – taking care not to break the yolk. (If you’re worried about breaking the yolk, crack the egg into a little cup first, then pour it into your pan.)Let the egg cook until all the clear parts become white and bubbly, about 3 minutes.Use a spatula to gently slide under the egg, and quickly flip it over. Cook for 1 minute for runny, and 2 to 3 minutes if you like your yolk a little less runny. Remove to a plate.Serve with buttered toast, or my favorite: buttered broiled sliced baguette! Awesome with bacon or sausage. Perfect for breakfast or any weeknight dinner. And kids love it!

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