How to fry eggs well

How to fry eggs well
You've probably heard the expression: "S/he can't even cook an egg," suggesting that the person referred is a hopeless cook. In reality, frying eggs well isn't as easy as it might appear. The two most frequent errors: the white develops a brown crust around the outside which is unpleasant in the mouth, or the yolk is surrounded by white that is still raw and runny. Here is a foolproof and easy method that will help you avoid both.
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Last modified on: March 11th 2018

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For 2 eggs, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Heat the serving plates.

Gently separate the yolks of 2 eggs.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
How to fry eggs well
Take care not to break yolks from the whites.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
How to fry eggs well
Melt 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.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
How to fry eggs well
Tip the egg whites all at once into the pan...

Stage 5 - 5 min.
How to fry eggs well
...and cook until they are just set.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
How to fry eggs well
Turn 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.

Stage 7
How to fry eggs well
Transfer 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.

Stage 8
The 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...
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!).
And to drink?
Follow my dad's sound advice: "With fried eggs, there's nothing like a drop of white!" And he was right. I would just add that my preference is for a Bourgogne aligoté, or any other fresh dry white wine.
Fried eggs don't keep. .
Learned from Bernard Loiseau who showed to Joel Robuchon, explaining that he'd learned it from Pierre Troigros. You decide if it's worth a .
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
222 Kcal or 929 Kj13 gr< 1 gr19 gr
11 %5 %<1 %3 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
193 Kcal or 808 Kj11 gr< 1 gr16 gr
10 %4 %<1 %2 %
Per eggs
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
111 Kcal or 465 Kj6 gr< 1 gr9 gr
6 %2 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 eggs : 0.36 €
  • Per eggs : 0.18 €

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