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The Perfect Fried Eggs

The perfect fried eggs are easy, fast, and satisfying! Make these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a flash!

Happy Monday to you, my lovely Internet friends! I hope this morning finds you alive and well, even if you hate Mondays. I’m actually a fan of Mondays, because they’re a fresh start to a fresh week. Look on the bright side, guys!

Although I don’t hate Mondays, I do hate overcooked eggs. In fact, overcooked eggs are one of my pet peeves; chalky, dry yolks are a major no-no in my kitchen. In case you couldn’t tell in this post, I’m a major runny-yolk fan.

I eat eggs on the daily, so I figured I might want to show you exactly how I cook them! My go-to breakfast is a hash with sweet potatoes, spinach, and fried eggs, like this one! On mornings when I’m craving something sweeter, I make banana-egg pancakes with two eggs and one banana. I eat an average of two to three eggs per day!

These are the perfect fried eggs — I’m serious! They’re:

  • Simple
  • Fast
  • Whole30
  • Vegetarian
  • Paleo
  • Made with two ingredients!

I love making  fried eggs in my miniature cast-iron skillet, but you can use a nonstick pan if that’s all you have!

In case you need help figuring out how to eat these eggs, let me give you a few tips:

  • Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Make yourself the best snack ever
  • Put them on top of a burger or a sandwich
  • Eat them with plantains or sweet potatoes
  • Put them on a salad
  • Eat them with avocado
  • Just eat them

Do you have enough ideas now? I hope so.

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To me, there’s something magical about cooking an egg . . . the subtle crunch of the shell, the chattering of hot oil as it meets the egg white, and the breeze of steam that escapes when the final creation is unveiled.

Also, eggs just taste really, really good. Am I the only one who swoons when I cut into a perfectly runny yolk?

I hope not.

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Perfect Fried Eggs
The perfect fried eggs are easy, fast, and satisfying! Make these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a flash!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
Servings
eggs
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
Servings
eggs
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat for five to ten minutes.* When the oil is shimmering and nearly smoking, it is ready.
  2. Gently crack both eggs into the skillet. Cover with a lid and cook for two to two and a half minutes for runny yolks.
  3. If runny yolks are desired, lift lid and serve eggs with salt and pepper. If solid yolks are desired, remove eggs from heat and leave covered for at least another minute. Serve.
Recipe Notes
  • The skillet will take longer to preheat on an electric cooktop than a gas cooktop.

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