Cookbook:Basted Egg

Basted Egg
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A basted egg is a sort of a cross between a sunny side up fried egg and a poached egg. The result is an egg that is fried on the bottom and steamed on the top. The egg will look similar to a sunny-side-up egg, except that the exposed portion of the yolk will take on a cloudy white appearance.




  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of non-stick spray, butter, or oil of your choice.
  2. Crack the egg into the pan, and add any desired seasoning (such as salt and pepper).
  3. Allow the egg to cook only briefly before adding approximately 1 tablespoon of water. Immediately cover the pan with a lid, and allow the egg to cook for 2–3 minutes, depending on how well done you desire the egg.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.