Learn how to fry an egg! This step-by-step guide will teach you how to cook a fried egg with crispy edges, firm whites, and yolks however you like them.Jump to recipe Cooking a perfect fried egg is easy…but it’s also easy to mess up.A fried egg might stick to the pan, it might come out closer to over-hard than over-easy, or–worst of all–its yolk might break as you attempt to flip it.

I’ve made ALL these mistakes over the years.While they were disappointing in the moment, they paid off in the long run.Each one taught me a valuable lesson about how to fry an egg, and over time, I’ve worked out a foolproof fried egg recipe, which I’m sharing below.Follow it to make a quick and easy breakfast, or cook up a fried egg to serve over polenta, add to a grain bowl, or top onto fried rice.

With crispy edges, just-set whites, and yolks however you like them, fried eggs are a simple, delicious way to add a boost of protein to almost any meal.How to Fry An EggHere are my top three tips for how to fry an egg perfectly every time:Choose the right skillet. I recommend foregoing stainless steel and opting for a nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet instead.Fried eggs LOVE to stick to the pan, so choosing nonstick cookware increases your chances of fried egg success.

Crack the egg into a small bowl or ramekin instead of cracking it straight into the skillet.This way, you won’t end up with any bits of shell in the skillet, and you’ll be able to care

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