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Simple Fried Eggs Recipe
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
5 mins

How to make simple fried eggs for a quick, protein loaded breakfast.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 176 kcal
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until the butter is hot, but not browned.

  2. Crack the eggs gently and pour from the shell into the pan one at a time. Reduce the heat to medium.

  3. Cook the eggs until the whites are completely set and yolks are starting to cook around the edges, but are not cooked through.

  4. For sunny side eggs, continue cooking on only the one side until desired doneness is reached. No flipping.

  5. For over easy eggs, slide an egg flipper under the eggs and slowly and carefully flip it over onto the uncooked side in the pan.

  6. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, then remove from the pan and plate. Salt and pepper to taste.

  7. To make steam basted eggs ( how I do it) add in a few tablespoons of water to the pan. Cover with a lid and steam the eggs until the whites are cooked and the yolk is cooked to your desired doneness. Plate and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Fried Eggs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 342mg114%
Sodium 175mg7%
Potassium 121mg3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.