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How to Fry an Egg

We Introduce You the Ultimate Ways of How to Fry an Egg

Are you wondering how to fry an egg? Well, frying an egg is simpler than what you must have thought. To know the different ways of frying eggs, read on.
Girija Shinde
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2017
Being able to cook an egg is like the basic skill you can possess! Even if you do not have anything except bread and eggs in the house, you can easily survive, that too without burning a hole in the pocket! Eggs also have many health benefits and contain very less calories compared to other food stuff, so you do not need to worry about your calorie count even if you have eggs everyday.
If you are wondering what's the difference between scrambled eggs, omelet, and fried eggs, well, the main difference is that in fried eggs you do not beat eggs while frying them. The egg yolk is visible as it is when the egg is neatly fried. Frying eggs is one of the easiest and tastiest ways of cooking eggs
Tips on How to Fry an Egg Perfectly
There are various ways of frying eggs, like over hard or hard fried eggs. Hard fried eggs are the ones in which eggs are fried until the yolk solidifies. There is another type known as the 'Sunny-side up' in which the egg is fried only from one side and the side is left a bit runny. The yolk remains soft. Some people like the egg fried from both the sides and the egg white thoroughly cooked. This type is known as the 'over medium'. There is one interesting Russian dish of fried egg known as 'Yaichnitsa'. For making this dish, multiple eggs are cracked in a saucepan and cooked without flipping! After all of them are cooked, you will find that the whites have mixed together and are surrounded by egg yolks from the sides.
Frying an Egg Hard
First choose some fresh eggs. Fresh fried eggs does taste better than stale eggs, they are also more healthy. Take a medium-sized saucepan and heat ⅛ inch of butter in the pan over medium heat. Add the eggs to the pan after the butter is heated (add a drop of water to see if the butter is heated, if it sizzles, it is heated). Reduce the heat when you add the eggs. As the eggs get cooked from the side, fry and flip the egg until the yolk is completely set. If you are not used to flipping the eggs, simply reduce the heat to low, cover the egg pan with a lid and cook until the egg white is set but the yolk is not. When it is set, slowly flip or serve if you like one side fried eggs.
Frying an Egg in the Microwave
Frying eggs in the microwave is one of the simplest things to do. All you have to do is, break an egg into a microwave safe bowl. Poke it gently with a knife, do not use a butter knife. Now cover the safe bowl with a wrap or a plate, this is a very minor but important step as the eggs can explode if the bowl is not covered. Put the bowl in the microwave and cook for about 2-3 minutes. For hard-cooked eggs, separate the egg yolk and white into two bowls and microwave each for about 20-30 seconds for the yolk and 1 minute for the white covered. Stir once or twice in between.
Frying an Egg for a Sandwich
Here is a simple recipe of fried egg sandwich.

  • 8 slices toasted white bread
  • 4 slices processed American cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the butter heats, crack eggs in the pan and cook until the desired firmness is achieved. When the eggs are about to be completely cooked, place a slice of cheese over each egg. As soon as the cheese melts, place each egg on a toasted slice. Season with salt and pepper and spread ketchup and mayonnaise on the remaining slices and cover the egg-laden slice of bread. Your fried egg sandwiches are ready! Serve them warm.