How to Fry an Egg Perfectly
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Want to learn how to fry an egg perfectly? Cook that fried egg in olive oil. Super crispy edges and a runny yolk can be yours.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 1
  • 1½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Heat 6" cast iron skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Carefully add oil to hot pan. (If using a bigger pan and/or more eggs, you'll need to use more olive oil.)
  3. Heat oil until you see small bubbles popping in the oil. (about another minute)
  4. Carefully add egg to center of hot pan. (The egg will bubble up's supposed to do that.)
  5. Cook until yolk is at desired doneness.
  6. You can add salt and pepper while it's cooking or after.
  7. Use a flat, slotted spatula to remove egg from pan.
  8. Turn off heat.
  9. Serve.
For firmer yolk, cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at