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How to Fry An Egg

An easy method of how to fry an egg on the stovetop. Here are a few simple tips and tricks for getting the perfect texture of a fried egg, Runny yolk or jammy yolk. Crispy fried sunny side up or over easy. Use this technique to make the best fried egg. 
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, continental
Keyword: egg, egg breakfast, egg recipes, eggs
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • Non-stick pan
  • Cast iron pan


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • teaspoon Sea salt


  • In a skillet pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil (you will not use all of it in one go but you need this much in the pan for a crispy egg.
  • Heat olive oil so much that it shimmers on the pan.
  • Carefully break the egg into the skillet and reduce the heat.
  • Allow the egg to cook on medium heat. Gently tilt the pan to keep spreading the oil.
  • Cook the egg till the edges are crisp and golden.
  • You can cook yolk as per your liking. It takes 2 minutes of cooking for runny yolks. For medium cooked jammy yolks you need to cook them for 2 ½ to 3 minutes.
  • Now one egg is cooked you can cook 1 more egg in the same skillet without adding extra oil.
  • For more than two eggs you need to drizzle a little more oil and you can repeat the process likewise.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg