How to fry eggs sunny side up
Love your fried eggs with slightly crispy edges and a wobbly, golden yolk? Then read on…
- Pop your frying pan over a medium heat and add 1⁄2 teaspoon of groundnut, vegetable or olive oil. For extra flavour, you can also use leftover fat after frying bacon. As soon as the oil is hot (it’ll start to get a slight shimmer) carefully crack in your eggs.
- Turn the heat down slightly, basting the top of the eggs with the fat to help them cook.
- Cook for about 1 minute or until the eggs are exactly as you like them. Lift the eggs out with a slotted kitchen slice, resting each one on some kitchen paper for a second or two before serving for the perfect brunch why not try with our scrambled eggs and smoked salmon recipe.
If you prefer not to have crispy edges, use a low-medium heat instead. Or, if you love your yolk less runny leave it cooking a little longer. Serve in a crispy bacon sandwich.
How to fry eggs over-easy
Over-easy simply means eggs cooked on both sides. The ‘over’ refers to the flip in the pan and the ‘easy’ to the runniness of the yolk. It’s a favourite in the States.
- Simply heat the oil as above and crack in an egg. 2.
- Once the white is cooked underneath, quickly (but gently!) flip it and cook for another 20-30 seconds on the other side.
- Lift the eggs out with a slotted kitchen slice, resting each one on some kitchen paper for a second or two before serving.
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