recipe

With a solid white and a runny yolk, fried eggs are delicious on their own or served over toast or a toasted English muffin.

safety
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes
yield
  • Serves 1 to 2

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Prepare Ingredients

1 teaspoon
vegetable oil
2
large eggs
Pinch
salt
Pinch
pepper

Gather Cooking Equipment

10-inch nonstick skillet with lid
Small bowl
Spatula
Plate
1
 
1 teaspoon
vegetable oil

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over low heat for 5 minutes.

 
2
 
2
large egg
Pinch
salt
Pinch
pepper

Meanwhile, crack 2 large eggs into small bowl and add salt and pepper.

 
3
 

Increase heat to medium-high and heat oil for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking).

 
4
 

Working quickly, pour eggs into skillet, cover skillet, and cook for 1 minute.

 
5
 

Turn off heat and slide skillet to cool burner. Let sit, covered, for about 1 minute for slightly runny yolks or about 2 minutes for set yolks.

 
6
 

Use spatula to transfer eggs onto plate and eat immediately.