Perfect Fried Eggs

Perfect Fried Eggs

With our simple cooking method, burnt or undercooked eggs are a thing of the past.

A friend praised my culinary prowess the other day and then lamenting her own inadequacies in the kitchen said, “I can’t even fry an egg.” I understood how she felt because we all have to start somewhere, and if someone grows up in a home with a parent who can’t cook, or who doesn’t take the time to teach them how to cook, they’re not going to know the basics of how to prepare even the simplest meals. Or you could be like me where as a child, I recall that my mom tried to teach me how to flip an egg, but no matter how hard I tried, I always made a mess. So I simply resorted to making scrambled eggs my specialty. Now, however, I’ve learned a simple method for making the perfect fried egg and best of all, there is no flipping required!

PREP: 2 minutes
COOK: 3 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat a small frying pan on medium heat. Add butter and swirl it around the pan to coat.
  2. Add egg to pan. Pour water onto pan surface, not onto the egg, then cover and cook for about 3 minutes, or until egg white is cooked through and the yolk has reached desired consistency. Adding water to the cooking process creates steam that cooks the top of the egg.
  3. Transfer fried egg to plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.

TIPS: Crack egg into a small bowl before adding it to the pan. This makes retrieving pieces of shell easier and avoids burning tender fingertips. Also, if you need to prepare more than one egg, just be sure to adjust your butter and water measurements accordingly.

YIELDS: 1 serving

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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