How to Prepare Eggs : Frying An Egg
Hi! I’m Anne Mooney. I’m a personal chef and
also food writer. I write for Simply the Best magazine in Delray Beach, Florida. Today I
am here on behalf of Expert Village. We are going to talk about fried eggs. This is part
of our series of eggs on eggs and fried eggs are probably as good as a meal as anything
you could ever have for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Now I am going to start with two fresh
eggs and some butter. But the fact is that you can fry eggs in any kind of grease you
want. You can use anything from cooking spray to add just a little bit of fat to the bottom
of a non-stick skillet all the way up to a tablespoon of butter which is what I am going
to use. You can also use olive oil, meat fat like bacon grease or anything that suits your
pleasure. Now one of the easier ways to handle an egg is rather than break it over the pan,
it is easier to break it into a dish like this and slide it into the pan from the dish.
So we are going to do this. The butter is foaming and it is about ready for us to put
those eggs in there. Now the fried egg in all of its variety can
be either flipped over, it can be cooked sunny side up or it can be what my mother used to
call basted and that is what I am going to do today because it turns out such a nice
egg. We are cooking the egg over low heat and I have not added salt and pepper. This
is just a pure egg and what we are going to do to baste the egg as you can see, the white
now has coagulated on the bottom so you’ve got kind of the classic fried egg. The egg
is not stuck to the pan, it is moving nicely around the bottom and I am going to add a
tablespoon of water here.
Then I am going to put a top on the skillet and the top of those eggs are going to steam
so that you don’t have that kind of runny skim of white across the top of the yolk.
All of that will be cooked but the yolk will remain nice and soft and runny so that you
can sop your toast in it. As soon as they have just a small white film on them just
like that, we will take them out with a spatula and there they are, perfect little fried eggs.
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