Are you looking for an easy egg recipe? Well, Sunny Side Up Eggs are probably one of my favorite and probably the easiest and fasted way to prepare eggs.
So have you ever asked yourself “How do you make a Sunny Side Up Egg”, well here you go:
What you will need:
Butter or Cooking Spray
First, I highly recommend and personally prefer using a smaller nonstick surface frying pan (which I will address in great detail in another post) and bringing it up to a medium-high heat. This process should take 3 to 4 minutes depending on you stove top. The best way to test the heat of the pan is to wave your hand about 2 to 3 inches above the cooking surface. You should feel a fair to small amount of heat, but it shouldn’t be hot enough to where you want to pull your hand away. If you don’t feel any heat than the pan is not warm enough.
Once the pan is warm enough you either add spoon full of butter (just enough to coat the bottom of your pan) or spray the pan with a non-stick cooking spray (I prefer Butter Flavor Pam Cooking Spray). You should hear a sizzling sound, but if the pan smokes it is way too hot.
Next crack the egg(s) on the side of the pan and open the egg directly into the pan. Strike the egg just hard enough to pierce the shell, be careful not to disturb or break the yolk of the egg. Be careful not to get any of the egg on the outside of the pan. The white of the egg should immediately start to turn from clear to an opaque white color when it hits the pan. If it doesn’t that the pan is not warm enough. Again if it smokes it is too hot.
Now that the egg is in the pan, turn the heat down to a medium-low heat and season to your liking with salt. I personally don’t like pepper on my eggs, but if you do that is your call and you should use it know.
Eggs tend to burn quickly if they are not pulled off the heat at just the right time so continuously monitor the progress of the egg. Carefully slide your spatula under the edges of the egg to make sure it is not burning. Once all of the clear “egg white” has completely turned to opaque white the egg is cooked and ready to serve.
One last difficulty to overcome is transferring the egg for the pan to the plate. If everything to this point has gone as planned you should be able to turn the pan in a circular motion and the egg will slide around freely within the pan. If this is the case, simply tilt the pan and slide the egg directly onto your plate. If this is not the case, then you can either slide the spatula under the egg and move it to the plate. Or if it is really stuck to the bottom of the pan, hopefully, you can salvage some “scrambled eggs” and try again tomorrow.
Be patience when cooking eggs. It is unlikely they will come out perfect the first time you try to make them. Let’s be honest though, cooking eggs is like playing golf, you may get really good at it and beat other people, but you never really beat the game. Keep trying, learn from your mistakes, and make adjustments as you go. Have fun with it and please let me about your successes (and failures) and what you think.