If you're watching calories, fry eggs in a nonstick pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- In a 7- or 8-in. skillet or omelet pan, melt butter over medium heat. Break eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer, then gently slide into the pan. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cook slowly until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken.
- For eggs sunny-side up, cover pan and cook until yolks thicken, but are not hard. For basted eggs, spoon butter in pan over eggs while cooking. For over-easy eggs, carefully turn eggs to cook both sides but do not cover pan.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 175 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 243mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
Originally published as Fried Eggs in Complete Guide to Country Cooking Cookbook
Jan 5, 2012
We have used each of these methods for years! I use virgin olive oil with garlic or peppers instead of butter. Also if you want the whites to be crisby, leave full heat on for a minute or so.