Perfect Fried Eggs Every Time

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Martha Price Recipe
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Vacaville, CA (pop. 92,428)
Karenella
Member Since Nov 2011
Martha's notes for this recipe:
This really isn't a recipe as much as a method. I never could get a decent egg to the table - it would crust on the bottom before it was done, or overcook or... Then I read about this method in an old "Heloise" book (for you younger ladies,there was a first Heloise in the 60's who was today's Heloise' mom!)
After just a little practice in timing, I have made perfect eggs - from soft to firm - every time!
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Directions

1
Heat skillet to medium heat (never hot!). Put about one tablespoon of oil, bacon grease or butter in heated skillet, if large, for a small skillet use a little less.
2
Drop eggs into the pan, salt and pepper them,and add about 1/8 cup of water. Cover tightly and leave alone for a few minutes, On my stove it takes about 3 minutes for a soft cooked egg, and 4 minutes for firm. The eggs are cooked perfectly and are not greasy at all.
3
You will need to experiment to find out exact timing on your stove, you may also need to adjust the water or butter, but once you get it figured out I believe your eggs will come out perfect every time. I hope it works as well for you as it has for me!

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user Martha Price Karenella - Aug 25, 2012
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user maureen pietraszuk spent1 - Aug 25, 2012
Great Tip! Thanks,
user Toni Sampson Toni48 - Aug 25, 2012
In the cooking profession they call these eggs "Basted" for your technique.
user Martha Price Karenella - Aug 25, 2012
Thanks, Toni! The eggs taste similar to poached eggs, with that clean, non-greasy taste.
user Cheryl Green SpicyMelon - Aug 25, 2012
We love a perfect sunny side up! What a wonderful idea! Thank you.

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