How to Fry an Egg

Don't you hate when you jack up something so seemingly simple as frying an egg?  Yet somehow, flipping the stubborn thing proves substantially more complicated than such a mundane task should be.  If you actually manage to get the spatula under the egg without breaking the white, you then manage to flip with too much enthusiasm and splat the yolk upon impact.  Life is tough.

So... maybe this trick common knowledge, but it was earth-shatteringly life-changing when I discovered it.  You don't have to flip you eggs.  You heard me! All that devastating drama: futile!!

It's simple really- you need:
  • An egg (or multiple...)
  • A fry pan with a lid (or in my poor college student state a fry pan and a cookie sheet that is larger...)
  • Non-stick spray, butter, olive oil, something greasy
  • Salt & pepper
  • A few Tbs of water

  1. Heat your pan over medium-high heat.  When the oil glistens, crack in your egg(s).  Salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Cook until you see the egg begin to release around the edges, then add your water and cover.
  3. Let the steam do the work for approximately 90 seconds.  Uncover and check, giving additional time if needed.  The clear nasty stuff around the yolk should no longer be clear and nasty when the egg is appropriately cooked.
And that's it!  Now go cook some eggs :)

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