Go Ahead, Put a Fried Egg on It

Got five minutes? You can cook fried eggs with lacy edges, nicely set whites and silky yolks. We’re sharing the easiest method for getting them just the way you like them – either sunny-side up or over easy - plus our favorite suggestions for adding these protein-rich additions to sandwiches, grains and more.

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How to Cook: Fried Eggs

Serves 1

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter or safflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt, or to taste
  • Few grinds black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat butter or oil in a medium (10-inch) skillet over medium heat. Swirl the pan once or twice to evenly cover the bottom with butter or oil. When butter has melted or oil is hot, crack eggs into the pan. 
  2. Cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes; uncover the pan and use a spatula to separate eggs if the whites have run together. 
  3. For sunny-side up eggs, continue to cook, covered, until the yolks are set, about 2 minutes longer. For over-easy eggs, carefully flip  eggs and cook for 1 more minute, or until eggs reach your desired doneness.
  4. To remove eggs, carefully tilt the pan and use the spatula to help you slide them out. Sprinkle with pepper.

Put a Fried Egg on It

Go beyond buttered toast with our top six perfect pairings for a fried egg.

  • With hot sauce and your favorite greens
  • As a filling for breakfast sandwiches
  • Over a bowl of ramen
  • On top of grits or oatmeal for a savory breakfast bowl
  • Over a veggie burger
  • On top of your favorite grain, surrounded with veggies, for an easy grain bowl


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