Cookbook:Fried Eggs

Fried Eggs
Category Breakfast recipes
Servings 1
Energy 190 Cal (2 eggs)
Time 5 minutes
Note 190 Cal (2 eggs)

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Breakfast

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.

Basic Fried EggsEdit



Sunny Side Up fried egg


  1. Melt the butter in the pan over low to 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, thirty seconds for over-medium, or up to one minute for over-hard.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • 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 egg white (often called jelly) is normally unwanted and less-preferred 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 Basted Fried EggsEdit


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over a low-medium heat (you will break the olive oil if you heat it too much).
  2. Crack open one egg into the pan. Let fry while basting the yolk with hot oil in order 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, place a chunk of feta cheese next to the eggs and pour the remaining hot oil on the cheese. This softens the cheese while basting and cooking at the same time. Heat some bread and use it to soak up the extra oil.

Dirty Desert Fried EggsEdit



  1. Use butter to grease a pan over medium heat.
  2. Crack two eggs into the pan, and immediately season the whites with onion or garlic powder. Feel free to use a lot because it only helps the taste, but don't dump it on. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. Sprinkle salt mainly on the yolks, with a little on the whites.
  4. Add black pepper to your taste.
  5. Put a lid on the pan and cook, checking occasionally.
  6. When the whites are no longer runny on top, remove from the heat and serve.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • These eggs go especially well with a piece of toast or two because the yolk is still pretty runny and very flavorsome!


  • Many people prefer their eggs only partially cooked. Please see Egg for possible health concerns of eating raw eggs.