This is part of a series about how to perfectly prepared EB eggs, in partnership with Eggland’s Best Eggs.
Today we’re crackin’ shells and breaking down one of my favorite egg preparations: the fried egg.
I used to be very particular about how I liked my eggs. To put it bluntly, yolk used to gross me out. I can’t remember what really changed my mind about it, but I’m guessing it involved some delicious bread for sopping up all that delicious and nutritious “ness.” Now a fried egg with that just-can’t-wait-to-break-into-it yolk is my favorite!
Eggs are one of my favorite kitchen creations. They are quick, easy, and give me an instant boost of energy. And Eggland’s Best Eggs are my favorite to cook with! They have 10x more Vitamin E, 6x more Vitamin D, and more than double the Omega-3’s than regular eggs. They have a quality and freshness program that maintains a level of freshness that is unparalleled. I’ve come to rely on this not only when eating eggs, but also as I’ve began focusing more on my food photography skills (shout out to Brooke, you queen!). Having fresh eggs means you get beautiful yolks, which means more beautiful pictures.
Ok, let’s fry! Sunny side up is probably one of the easiest ways to make an egg! Warm the pan. I use some olive oil in there as well, though I know there are butter devotees out there… Crack the EB egg and let it cook until the white has solidified. You know it’s time to take it out of the pan when the edges have just started to crisp.
My insider tip? When I make a breakfast sando, I love putting a little water in the pan with the EB egg when it’s almost done and topping it with some spinach or other greens and cover it. The greens will steam, and it’ll help finish off cooking the egg for you.
Over easy is where things could actually get a little challenging. Take our sunny side up prep we talked about, and flip it. Literally. The EB egg is flipped with a spatula while frying so that the egg whites are firm while the yolk remains runny. That flipping step is where the yolk can break, and that’s where my fried egg dreams can get scrambled. Love having a delicious backup plan!
The beauty of a fried EB egg is the versatility. Pizza, soup, salad, rice bowl, tacos, avo toast… The list is pretty literally endless for what a fried egg pairs with. What’s your favorite use of a fried egg? Leave it below in the comments…
Want to cook along with me? Tune in here!
Alright y’all, that’s my fried egg story, and I’m sticking to it. We may be at the last EB egg preparation, but there’s more egg-citing fun to come! Keep your eyes out for our Food Photography courses coming out this month, in partnership with Eggland’s Best Eggs. We have some of our favorite food photographers breaking down their go-to tips and tricks for nailing THE shot.
A huge thank you to Eggland’s Best Eggs for partnering with us on this! All opinions, thoughts expressed, and eggcellent ideas are my very own.