How to fry eggs well

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How to fry eggs well
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For 2 eggs, you will need:


PreparationCookingStart to finish
14 min.6 min.20 min.

Step by step recipe

1Heat the serving plates.

Gently separate the yolks of 2 eggs.
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2Take care not to break yolks from the whites.How to fry eggs well : etape 25
3Melt 1 knob butter in a non-stick pan on medium heat.

When the butter is melted, add 1 teaspoon water. This is the secret of how to cook the white without it forming a crust.
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4Tip the egg whites all at once into the pan...How to fry eggs well : etape 25
5...and cook until they are just set.

Salt and pepper to taste.
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6Turn down the heat and very gently place the yolks on top of the cooked whites, spacing them evenly.

Leave like this on low heat for about 3 minutes to heat the yolks through.
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7Transfer to a hot plate. Your fried eggs are ready and perfectly cooked: the whites are set, the yolks runny. Serve immediately as they spoil quickly.How to fry eggs well : etape 25
8The video on the right will show you the method in more detail.

You will have to excuse the brown edge on my egg white - I didn't clean the pan after the first two...
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These fried eggs have nothing in common with those served up in a typical "greasy spoon" café. Do not salt the yolk, as this will mark it with unsightly white spots.
You can season eggs many different ways: simple salt and pepper, a pinch of paprika or a few drops of vinegar (which I adore!).
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June 9th 2023.