How to Make Perfectly Fried Eggs

April 10, 2019

Spring is here and the eggs are abundant. We have eggs coming out of our ears!  So many eggs, that I find myself giving away cartons to friends and family.  One of my favorite, easy and simple ways to enjoy some of those eggs is to fry them up.  I love fried eggs.  Over medium is my favorite preparation.  I usually don’t give much thought to frying eggs, but today, I thought I’d share just how I make fried eggs.  It’s super simple and fun, plus delicious!


Guide to Fried Eggs:

You’ve got to know the lingo

Sunny Side Up- Add eggs to the pan and cook on one side only.  Do not flip.
Over Easy- Add eggs to the pan, cook on one side, flip and cook very briefly.
Over Medium- Add eggs to the pan, cook on one side, flip and cook a bit longer than over easy eggs.
Over Hard- Add eggs to the pan, cook on one side, flip and cook the yolk until hard and no longer runny.

TillysNest- fried eggs
Before they are flipped, a favorite seasoning is sprinkled on top.

To get the perfect fried egg, you will need:


  • A good skillet (non-stick or regular)
  • Your favorite butter
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Spatula for flipping



First you will need to heat the skillet over medium high heat.

Melt about a pat of butter in the pan.  Lift the pan off the heat and tilt the pan to coat the entire base of the pan.

Return the pan to heat and crack the eggs into the pan.  I usually cook two at a time.

Cook over medium high heat for a couple of minutes.  Add seasoning at this point if you like- salt, pepper, seasoning salt.

Once the clear part of the egg has been mostly cooked, you can then flip it over.  If you flip it too early, the white part of the egg will run.

Allow the egg to cook for a couple more minutes depending on the consistency of the yolk you desire.  I like mine over medium! Add shredded cheese at this point and serve on toast, along side potatoes. Try adding salsa or a smear of avocado as well.

Tell me, how to you like your fried eggs?




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5 thoughts on “How to Make Perfectly Fried Eggs”

  1. My 10 year old grandson recently showed me a new new way to cook my fried eggs and I like it a lot. I put some olive oil in a small cast iron skillet. I let it heat up a bit and then crack an egg into the hot oil. After about a minute, I grind some garlic salt over the yolk, then cover the skillet with a sauce pan top. I check it often and when I see the surface over the yolk has turned white, it’s done.
    I like my fried egg on top of about a half cup of hot refried black beans, covered with salsa verde, and sprinkled with cilantro.

  2. I like my eggs with sunny side up sprinkled with cayenne pepper, cumin & garlic powder. Serve on top of avocado toast sprinkled with the same spices.


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