Fried egg is one of the most common breakfast options among egg aficionados. Read below to know how to fry an egg.

How To Fry An Egg

An egg cooked in whichever way and with whatever ingredients can never fail to satiate the taste buds. Whether a person eats an egg boiled, scrambled, fried or as an omelet, one thing for sure is that not a bit would be left on the plate. Most people confuse a fried egg with an omelet. The main difference is that while an omelet is cooked beaten, the fried egg is not. Also, in fried eggs no accompaniments are used other than an occasional pinch of spices, while in omelets a wide variety of accompaniments from vegetables to meats are employed. Those who can crack an egg without mixing the shell into the content can very easily fry an egg. So, the first task that a person must learn is how to break an egg. Thereafter, it won’t be much of a trouble to learn how to fry an egg. Fried egg is not only popular because it is healthy, but because it has a certain taste that is missing in the more common omelets. It is a great source of protein and is perfect for a healthy breakfast, to give that energy push in the morning and to drive away the slumber and lethargy. No wonder fried egg is such an important component in many traditional breakfasts! It is hard to imagine how a full English breakfast would taste like without the fried egg. There are a couple of ways in which you can fry eggs. You can find some of the methods listed below to do so. Take care that you do not overcook the egg as fried egg tastes best when it is a little runny and a little soft.

Fried Eggs Recipes

Method One
  • Heat a pan on medium flame and heat one and a half tablespoon of cooking oil or butter. If you wish to cut down on the oil, then you can simply spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Hold an egg a few inches on top of the pan and crack it open by tapping the middle portion of the shell so that the content gently falls on the pan below.
  • Cook the egg for three to four minutes till the egg white appears solid. You can also put a teaspoon of melted butter on top of the egg.
  • If you want to serve the egg sunny side up cook till the yolk appears slightly solid. Remove the egg with a spatula and serve.
  • Otherwise use a spatula to flip the egg so that the yolk side gets under. Cook for another minute or two and then serve.
Method Two
  • This version of fried egg is also known as ‘egg in the basket’.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Melt one to two tablespoon of butter in the pan.
  • Take a slice of bread and scoop out a medium sized hole in the center. Fry one side of the bread for one minute and then flip.
  • Crack the egg into the hole in the bread. Fry for three minutes. You can either serve the bread and fried egg sunny side up or flip the egg and cook for half a minute and serve.
Method Three
  • Place a large pan on medium heat. Heat the pan for a few minutes and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Heat the oil till it becomes warm. Take care not to burn the oil.
  • One at a time break three eggs and put them in the pan. Cook for two minutes. Thereafter, run two tablespoon of water on the underside of the pan cover. Pour this water in the pan but not directly on the egg.
  • Cover the frying pan with the lid and reduce the heat a little. Then cook for four minutes. Adding the water and covering the pan will steam the top side.
  • Check the egg from time to time to see if the yolk has reached its required hardness. When the egg is done, remove the lid so that the water evaporates. Lift the egg with a spatula and serve.

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