Perfect Fried Eggs

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2013, America's Test Kitchen TV

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?

SERVES2

TIME20 minutes

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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.

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