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perfect fried eggs every time

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

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!

(2 ratings)
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For perfect fried eggs every time

  • eggs
  • butter or oil
  • water

How To Make perfect fried eggs every time

  • 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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