Friday, August 19

How To: Fry An Egg

While I love to express my creativity through my food and often create or recreate gourmet dishes, you can't be a good cook without understanding the basics. This new "How To" segment aims to share tricks for perfecting certain cooking techniques that I use all the time. It amazed me to find that one of my most popular entries to date has been about roasting bacon in the oven, but it makes sense since it's a dish people cook all the time. Same thing goes with frying an egg, since it can be tricky to achieve getting a crispy bottom while keeping the yolk soft and unctuous. Serve the eggs with said bacon, or place on top of salads and sandwiches for a gourmet touch.

Crispy Fried Eggs:
  • Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Crack two eggs in the pan, spacing far enough apart so they don't stick together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a larger skillet upside down over the skillet with the eggs.*
  • Cook eggs for 2 minutes, then uncover the pan.
  • Use a spatula to plate eggs. Serve with hot sauce.

Makes two eggs
*The larger skillet will act as a lid, which will cause the top of the eggs to steam while the bottom gets crispy.