How To Fry an Egg

There may be a million and one ways to fry an egg but, we'll let you in on a little secret, ours is the best.


[MUSIC] So there are a zillion different ways to fry an egg, but I'm gonna show you the way that I think is the best. And I think it's the best because well, it's the way my Grammy always did it but also they seem to turn out perfectly every single time. To start, you wanna pick the right pan. And I like a smallish non-stick pan about 8 to 9 inches. This will hold about 2 eggs at a time. You don't wanna fry too many eggs at once, it's just too much to handle. And so you want to take your pan and you wanna put it over a medium heat. You don't want the heat to be to high because then it'll burn the butter when it goes in the pan. It'll also cook the egg too quickly without cooking the top of it, so a medium heat is perfect. You wanna add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan, and it'll start to melt. Start to get foamy, you can kind of swirl it around the pan. So there are a couple ways to tell if your pan is ready for the egg. One is the butter will just start to brown and the other is you can take some water and splat it in the pan and listen for a sizzle noise, perfect. So we're gonna take our egg and crack it directly into the pan. And you want to try and do this without breaking the yolk, perfect. So you can see you know the pan is the right temperature because this bubbles will pop up all in the egg whites. Now what you can do is you want the yolk to sit on top a little bit, you can cover it. And then steam from the pan will cook the top a little bit. If you like your egg over easy you can give it a couple of minutes like this and then flip it over with a spatula. Okay, so we'll check the egg we'll just give it a little shake to make sure it's not sticking. If you find that it is sticking you can add a little bit more butter to the pan. All right, and we've got the egg cooked to your preferred done-ness, just take the pan, give it a little shake. And then you can either use a spatula to help or you can just slide the egg from the pan directly, onto the plate. And there you have it, a picture perfect fried egg.
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