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How to Fry Eight Eggs Simultaneously

Fried eggs for a crowd are as easy as crack, pour, cover, and serve. 

Published Oct. 6, 2022.

Frying eggs for a crowd can feel overwhelming. You’re trying to crack them as quickly as you can. You’re trying to flip them as carefully as you can.

There’s always that one yolk that inevitably breaks, forcing you to want to go back to bed and try again tomorrow.

Maybe that was a little dramatic.

But guess what? Turns out that fried eggs for a crowd are as easy as crack, pour, cover, and serve.

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The first time I tried this method I was blown away by how easy it was.

There are a couple important factors here. First is to crack 8 eggs into two bowls and pour from them into opposite sides of the pan. This takes the stress out of having to crack eight eggs individually, ensuring that they all cook at the same rate.

Secondly, cover the eggs and cook. Allowing the eggs to steam and set to your desired doneness means no stressful flipping of each individual egg.

It also means not a single broken egg yolk in sight. Bonus!

How to Fry 8 Eggs Simultaneously

1. Crack eggs into two small bowls (4 eggs per bowl) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 2. Working quickly, pour 1 bowl of eggs in 1 side of skillet and second bowl of eggs in other side.

 3. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and let sit, covered, until eggs achieve desired doneness, about 3 minutes for soft but set yolks, and about 4 minutes for medium-set yolks. Serve.

P.S. There can also be more to fried eggs than just toast. I recommend adding big-batch fried eggs to any of these delicious recipes:

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