Mar 2, 2015
We eat a lot of eggs at our house. A LOT.
I buy them 3 dozen at a time because we eat at least four a day (sometimes more).
For the longest time we made scrambled eggs every morning and then we got pretty burnt out on that.
So we switched to frying eggs.
Before this, I never knew that it required such talent or skill to fry an egg.
I first have to admit that Mister taught me all that I know about frying an egg.
But now that I know how (and feel I've mastered it) I knew I had to share this information with you.
Even though at first frying the perfect egg seems intimidating, I swear it is very simple!
1. Get a skillet - the first crucial step is get start with a good skillet. We use this one and I am in love with it. NOTHING sticks to it. I was gifted this skillet for Christmas and it is pricey but it is totally worth it!
2. Heat it up - the next important step is to make sure you are starting with a hot pan. I usually turn ours on between brushing my teeth and putting my makeup in the morning. I let it heat up for about 4-5 minutes at about medium heat.
3. Oil all over - I know a lot of people use butter but we use olive oil at our house to coat the pan.
4. Crack the eggs - It is a smart idea to crack the eggs into a separate bowl in case there are any shells that fall in. However, I like to live on the edge and crack ours directly into the pan. Wild and crazy. I will admit, this doesn't always work out well.
This is also usually when I salt our eggs. I love the garlic salt grinder from Trader Joe's.
5. Don't touch the eggs - It is my preference to let the eggs sit and cook for about 2 or 3 minutes and then flip them over. Mister doesn't feel exactly the same way but we will get into that in a second.
6. Flip flip flip - Once the edges of your eggs are solidified and starting to turn brown, flip your eggs over. You are half way to perfectly fried eggs.
7. More patience - just like the first side, the flipped side takes a minute or so of patience, but not as long as the original side.
8. Poke the yolk - This is where Mister and I also differ sometimes. I like my eggs to be a bit runny so it is usually at this point that I will gently poke the yolk with the spatula.
9. Plate up - Slide those eggs on to a plate with some pineapple
10. Eat up!
Now there are about 47 million different versions of eggs out there; over easy, over medium, over hard... I think mine falls somewhere in the middle of a few of them. It depends on how rushed I am, how good the eggs are, if the pan is hot enough and/or if I am paying enough attention while cooking. I think it is safe to say mine are 'over Sarah's'.
Some mornings we have a battle of eggs in our house.
If Mister makes the eggs, they aren't quite at done around the edges or brown as mine are (and that's okay!). I tend to prefer mine a little more done, with the yolk semi running and Mister prefers them not as done/brown. Admittedly, my eggs may not always turn out to the prettiest things but they sure are yummy.
Anyone else have any good egg frying tips?