Perfect Runny Egg over Toast (No Oil, Non-Stick Skillet)
photo by Emily Elizabeth
- Ready In:
- 1 egg
- 1 slice toast (or 1/4 cup white rice)
- Preheat a non-stick skillet (I use Wearever - The pan cannot be worn down or it will stick) over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes (preheating on medium-low is important - the pan can't be too hot or too cold - I have a gas stove which heats quickly, so you may need to adjust to a longer preheat time for your burner).
- Add raw egg to pan and cook for 3 minutes. (NOTE: Right when the egg hits the pan, the egg white portion of the egg should immediately start to turn white - if it doesn't, the pan is not hot enough).
- The edges of the egg should look dry and lift easily with a spatula. Using a spatula large enough to scoop underneath the entire egg, carefully flip the egg and cook for 1 more minute. (NOTE: The bottom of the egg should have a very thin layer of nicely cooked skin that is easy to get underneath with the spatula - if the skin is thicker and darker than a very light cream color then the pan was too hot).
- Using the spatula, carefully remove the egg from the pan and enjoy over a nice piece of your favorite healthy toast (or for the Celiac's out there, a 1/4 cup cooked rice works well too!). When you poke your fork into the yolk, it will run out and soak into your bread.
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Growing up, my mom didn't keep any junk food in the house so if I wanted something sweet I had to find a way to make it (or go to a friend's house)! I loved looking through my mom's recipe books and trying to find recipes that I could make. I baked a lot of home made bread from Betty Crocker's Big Red Book, and every holiday, my mom and I would make pies together from scratch. I didn't actually get interested in cooking main courses until I got married and realized that I had to actually put dinner on the table every night. Just as I was starting to get the hang of it, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in May of 2007. This meant that I had to learn a whole new way of cooking - gluten free. I have accepted this as a new challenge and have fallen even more in love with cooking and baking. There is nothing like the feeling I get when I have success with creating a new recipe! My inspiration usually comes from a craving for something that I can't have because it is not gluten free. I immediately go back to my kitchen and learn how to make it myself! I also focus on creating recipes with all natural ingredients and avoiding artificial or added sugars.