Perfect Runny Egg over Toast (No Oil, Non-Stick Skillet)

"This is a perfectly cooked egg, with a delightfully runny yolk, that will slide cleanly off the pan, using no oil whatsoever. Detailed instructions regarding cook times and skillet temperatures are provided so you will no longer accidentially cook your egg too long and end up with a cooked yolk or a hard skin. Your non-stick skillet cannot be worn down or this will not work well. If it's worn down, you can use a non-stick spray, but the skin of the egg will not be as clean looking."
photo by Emily Elizabeth photo by Emily Elizabeth
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.
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