Fried Eggs
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Fried Eggs
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:49 AM. Recipe ID 64352. Report a problem with this recipe.
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Fried eggs, a popular breakfast dish in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, 
take about 5 minutes to prepare. They are often served with toast or with other fried 
dishes.

Ingredients

    * 2 teaspoons of butter (or olive oil)
    * 2 or 3 large eggs, depending on appetite
    * Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

    * A small (10") frying pan
    * A spatula
    * Gas ring, at medium heat

Method
Sunny Side Up fried egg
Sunny Side Up fried egg

   1. Melt the butter in the pan over medium heat
   2. Crack open the eggs into the pan and let fry until the yolks begin to harden at 
the edges (indicated by a lightening in the yolk color).
   3. Using the spatula, flip the eggs over and allow to cook ten seconds for over-
easy, or up to one minute for over-hard.
   4. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Notes, tips, and variations

    * It often considered a cardinal sin to allow the yolk of an egg to break (although 
some prefer fried eggs with broken yolks). If the cook ensures that the eggs are fresh 
the yolks will be more 'pert', and less liable to break.
    * For Sunnyside Up, do not flip the eggs. Use a slightly lower heat, and cover the 
pan with a lid for some of the cooking period. An ideal sunnyside up has a runny yolk, 
but the white should be cooked. Uncooked white (often called jelly) is normally 
unwanted and less-prefered than a partially cooked yolk, so err on the side of 
overcooking rather than undercooking the eggs.
    * For a richer taste, try sprinkling with grated parmesan or freshly chopped basil 
and chives.
    * When frying eggs for sandwiches, rolls or wraps, it is often a good idea to break 
the yolks. This increases the coverage of yolk so that every bite gets some yolk, and 
prevents uncooked yolk dripping out.

Olive Oil Fried Eggs

   1. Heat 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil over a low-medium heat ( you will break the 
olive oil if you heat it to much).
   2. Crack open one egg into the pan and let fry while splashing some hot oil on the 
yolk so as to cook the top, if the egg begins to bubble, lower the heat.
   3. DO NOT FLIP THE EGG, it will cook with the hot oil you are splashing on it.
   4. Serve, add salt and pepper to taste.

Ideally you will get a chunk of feta cheese, place next to eggs and pour the remaining 
hot oil on the cheese not only softening the cheese but basting and cooking at the same 
time, the smell is incredible and the taste is old world. Heat some bread and Use it to 
soak up the oil... AMAZING !!!




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Recipe ID 64352 (Nov 18, 2007)

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