Here’s how to make the perfect sunny side up eggs. With a still-runny yolk and just set egg whites, this is sure to be a food you’ll be glad to master.
Once you learn how to make the perfect egg, it can transform many meals. Any time a meal is missing some extra protein, just grab some fresh eggs, crack them over the side of the pan, and within minutes have yourself nature’s perfect protein.
What is a Sunny Side Up Egg?
A sunny side up egg is a fried egg that is only cooked on one side. It involves zero flipping, unlike an over-easy egg. The yolk is still real runny, making it perfect to dunk some toast into!
The key difference between sunny side up eggs and turning it into an over cooked egg, is the timing and temperature. For this type of egg, the egg yolk should not be hard.
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Things You’ll Need:
- Pan: Cast iron pan or nonstick pan
- Spatula: Use a thin spatula like this one to easily move your egg from frying pan to serving plate
- 1 tbsp fat: lard, bacon grease, butter, or oil
- 2 Eggs: Fresh, pasture-raised eggs are best. Older eggs work but can separate a bit, causing the yolk to cook.
- Salt & Pepper to taste: Redmond Real Salt is a great salt without any added junk
How to Make Sunny Side Up Eggs
Follow these simple steps to get that perfectly runny yolk.
Warm up a well-seasoned cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet over medium heat for a few minutes.
Add fat and turn heat down to a low heat. Allow the fat to warm up for a few minutes.
Crack egg into pan.
Cook 2-3 minutes until the white starts to firm up. You are looking for just-set whites that have crispy edges. Cooking beyond that point can give you too-hard yolks for a sunny side egg. They should no longer be runny or clear.
Remove egg from skillet, season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Other Breakfast Recipes:
- Over-hard eggs
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Homemade Hashbrowns
- 1898 Omelet
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- 1 tbsp fat - lard, bacon grease, or butter
- 2 eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- Heat a cast iron skillet to low heat.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of fat and allow it to melt.
- Crack each egg into skillet.
- Let cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Once the egg white is cooked, remove from skillet and place on plate
- Top with salt and pepper.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 419mgSodium: 535mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g
What to Serve Sunny Side Up Eggs With:
There are different ways to enjoy these cooked eggs.
- Toast: Warm up some toast, slather on some butter, and dip it into that runny egg. Take it a step further by making avocado toast and placing the sunny-side-up eggs on top.
- French Toast or Pancakes: Serve a sunny side up egg on the side of a traditional breakfast.
- Noodles: Place sunny side-up eggs on top of a bowl of ramen for some protein.
- Steak: Ever heard of steak and eggs? It’s delicious.