Perfect Fried Eggs Cooks Illustrated

Recipe by Abby Girl
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READY IN: 8mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4
    large eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    teaspoons butter, cut into 4 pieces and chilled
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in 12 - 14" non-stick skillet over low heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, crack 2 eggs into small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining 2 eggs and second small bowl. (this will ensure that the eggs are cooked all at the same time).
  • Increase heat to medium high and heat until oil is shimmering. Add butter to skillet and quickly swirl to coat pan. Working quickly, pour 1 bowl of eggs in 1 side of pan and second bowl of eggs in other side. Cover and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove skillet from burner and let stand, covered, 15 - 45 seconds for runny yolks (white and edge of yolk will be barely opaque), 45 to 60 seconds for soft but set yolks, and about 2 minutes for medium set yolks,.
  • Slide eggs onto plates and serve.
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