Perfect Fried Eggs

From America's Test Kitchen Season 14: Three Ways with Eggs

Why this recipe works:

A hot nonstick skillet, a touch of butter, and a lid combine to produce perfectly cooked fried eggs—with crisp edges, tender whites, and runny yolks—in just a few minutes.

A hot nonstick skillet, a touch of butter, and a lid combine to produce perfectly cooked fried eggs—with crisp edges, tender whites, and runny yolks—in just a few minutes.

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Perfect Fried Eggs

A classic fried egg features a tender white with crisp, lacy, brown edges and a fluid but lightly thickened yolk. Could we crack the code to making a perfect one?

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Serves 2

When checking the eggs for doneness, lift the lid just a crack to prevent loss of steam should they need further cooking. When cooked, the thin layer of white surrounding the yolk will turn opaque, but the yolk should remain runny. To cook two eggs, use an 8- or 9-inch nonstick skillet and halve the amounts of oil and butter. You can use this method with extra-large or jumbo eggs without altering the timing.

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