Perfect Fried Eggs

Listen. We all love eggs. A runny yolk over a piece of toasted bread is the perfect breakfast. Hard stop. Achieving a perfect fried egg however is tricky. There’s a reason cooking eggs is often a trial for chefs during their interview. So, after years of testing, I’ve found the perfect way to cook eggs; runny yolk, set and slightly crisp whites. If you have 6 minutes, 3 eggs, and 2 pieces of bread, you have a perfect breakfast. Lets cook.

Three perfectly fried eggs
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Perfect Fried Eggs

Perfect Fried Eggs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 eggs
Author Jim

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 non-stick frying pan (9 inch is what I use...)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 Shot Water (Or 2 tablespoons)

Instructions

  • In your nonstick pan, liberally spray with cooking spray.
  • Crack your three eggs into the pan, being sure to space them out as far as possible.
  • Cover your pan with a lid or another frying pan upside down (which almost works better). It is important you form a seal over the pan.*
  • Set your pan to medium heat on your favorite (read: strongest) burner. For the next 4 minutes, do not remove the lid. Not to peek. Not because you hear something odd. Leave it be.**
  • Let eggs cook for ~2 minutes, or until you hear gentle popping in the pan. At this point, turn the heat down to medium low.
  • After 4 minutes of total cooking, turn heat to high, add water to pan, and cover for 30 seconds. Then uncover and remove from heat.
    fried eggs
  • Gently salt/pepper your eggs, serve with toast.

Notes

*In a pinch, a mixing bowl works really well too)
** Seriously don't peek.

Nutrition

Serving: 3People | Calories: 220kcal

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