Fried eggs taste the best when accompanied by a few rashers of bacon or even a full English breakfast. If you are having a full English and you have already cooked your bacon, then you already have the ideal fat in the pan. Using the bacon fat and leftover oil is a delicious way to fry an egg as you get your eggs marinated in that delicious bacon taste.
But if you looking to just cook a fried egg without the trimmings of bacon, beans and maybe black pudding then the best way to do it is.
- Step 1: Heat a tablespoon of oil (the best is virgin olive oil) but sunflower does the job and pour evenly into a frying pan. (non-stick frying pans are the best for eggs)
- Step 2: Set the pan over a medium heat as you need a decently high temperature for egg frying. Make sure the oil is heated before continuing
- Step 3: Break your egg into a small cup and slide the egg carefully into the frying pan, taking special care to not drop the egg from a height as this will break the yolk.
- Step 4: Fry the egg for a few seconds or until the white has set, then tip the pan to the side so that the fat or oil can accumulate at the edge of the pan.
- Step 5: Now you can baste the egg with the oil collected using a tablespoon. Do this until the yolk and the egg white is completely cooked on top, while taking special care not to over cook the yolk. You can tell that the yolk is beginning to over cook when it starts turning whitish yellow. The perfect egg yolk should retain its bright yellow colour.
- Step 6: Use a fish slice or a wooden spatula to remove the egg from the pan and let it rest for a few seconds on a piece of kitchen towel in order to absorb any excess oil.
- Step 7: Enjoy with a slice of toast or a bagel.