The Perfect Fried Egg

The Perfect Fried Egg

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 72.6
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 170.0 mg
  • Sodium: 220.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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The no-fail way to fry an egg! The no-fail way to fry an egg!
Number of Servings: 1


    1 egg, as fresh as you can get it
    Only a DAB of olive oil
    1T or less of water
    Dash of salt, to taste
    Dash of pepper, to taste


Take a small piece of paper towel and drip a tiny dab of olive oil on it. Rub oil dab onto non-stick pan to barely coat surface. No oil puddle should remain. Heat pan on medium heat for 2 minutes. Carefully crack egg into pan. Do not move the egg or pan at all. Let the egg cook until the white starts to become opaque but yolk and surrounding white are still translucent. Take a tablespoon of water and add to hot pan. Immediately cover pan to let egg steam. Check egg in 1 minute. Add more water and steam longer until your liking. After about a minute and a half, white will be completely cooked, yolk will remain running. Serve with a dash of salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRAUDI.

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  • Very Good
    Basic, but very good! - 3/21/20

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  • great recipe - 1/31/20

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  • Finally I can make a soft fried egg. with the white cooked. - 10/31/19

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  • Incredible!
    I don't really call this a recipe. I eat my yolks fried hard - 10/31/19

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  • Wow! Who knew a tablespoon of water and covering the pan made all the difference! - 10/9/19

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