So other than the fact that this completely cracked me up, I decided that I should impart my “wisdom” of “fried” eggs.
When I was little, I never understood why they were called fried eggs. My mom only sprayed a pan with nonstick spray and cooked them like that. So that’s how I learned to cook them.
- Spray a frying pan with nonstick spray or spay canola oil or olive oil spray. Turn the burner to medium (if your stove runs hot, keep it a little below medium, better cooler then too hot though) and let it get hot.
Note: if you put a drop of water on your finger and drop it into the pan, if it sizzles the pan is hot enough
- Crack an egg into the hot pan. Crack it carefully so that no shell gets in the egg. Careful to not break the yoke!
- As soon as you crack the egg into the pan, cover it! Set a timer for 2 minutes. Do NOT uncover it until the timer goes off.
(haha you can see me!)
- When the 2 minutes have elapsed, uncover the pan. If your egg is the how you like it, you’re done :). If not, take a spatula/turner thing to flip the egg. Since you sprayed the pan, the egg should move freely. What I do, is tip the pan towards the spatula so the egg slips on nicely, then I tilt the pan towards the egg so it has less distance to be flipped.
(below is my egg flipped, i wanted the yoke cooked a little more because it was going in a sandwich and I didn’t want yoke running down my arm…)
- Turn off the burner and remove from heat. Use the spatula, to de-pan and and flip the egg back over. Salt & Pepper, annnnd you’re done! Perfecto!