For Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT 2 tsp. butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
BREAK eggs and SLIP into pan, 1 at a time. IMMEDIATELY reduce heat to low.
COOK SLOWLY until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SLIDE turner under each egg and carefully FLIP it over in pan. COOK second side to desired doneness. SPRINKLE with salt and pepper. SERVE immediately.
Serve fried eggs for breakfast, in a fried egg sandwich or on top of steaks, cheeseburgers or hash.
Kids especially get a kick out of Mexi Eggs-in-a-Hole , a unique version of fried eggs. You can also try Nacho Toad-in-the-Hole or the classic Cookie Cutter Toad-in-the-Hole.
Insider Tips for How to Make Perfect Fried Eggs
“How do you make fried eggs,” people always ask. Follow our insider tips and tricks to make your breakfast like a pro.
Fresh eggs produce the perfect, best-looking fried-eggs – a compact oval with a thick white and a high centered yolk.
For neater shape, break eggs into custard cup first, rather than directly into the pan. Hold cup close to surface of pan and slip egg from cup into pan.
Heat matters. If heat is too high, eggs will become tough and rubbery. Gentle heat preserves nutrients and allows for even cooking.
Make your morning easier and more delicious with these insider tips on how to cook fried eggs.
For Basted Eggs: COOK as for Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs, but use 2 Tbsp. butter. COOK until edges turn white. Begin BASTING eggs with butter from pan. COVER pan between bastings and CONTINUE COOKING until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.
For Steam-Basted Eggs: COOK as for Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs, but use 1 tsp. butter or a light coating of cooking spray. COOK until edges turn white. ADD 1 tsp. water to pan. Cover pan tightly. CONTINUE COOKING until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.