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Classic Fried Eggs

by SNAP-Ed Staff - September 22, 2021

Ready to elevate any meal? Put a fried egg on it! Learn how to fry an egg by following these simple steps. Even if you mess up the first few times, they'll still taste delicious!

Serves 1

  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 teaspoons of fat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the pan and the cooking fat over medium-high heat.
  2. Break the egg into the hot fat. Then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cook the egg to desired doneness (see below).
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Calories 180 
Fat 14g
Protein 12g
Fiber 0g
Sodium 190mg
Carbohydrate 1g


How Do You Like Your Eggs?

  • "Sunny-side up" The egg is not turned. The white is cooked through; yolk is bright yellow, still soft and runny
  • "Over easy" The egg is turned or flipped; the white is cooked through; yolk still runny
  • “Over medium" The egg is turned or flipped; yolk slightly thickened but still flowing
  • “Over hard" The egg is turned or flipped; yolk completely set


4 Tips for Successfully Frying an Egg

  1. Break the egg into a bowl before sliding it into the pan. This will ensure the yolk is intact before pouring it into the pan and will help the egg retain its shape.
  2. Heat matters. If heat is too high, eggs will become tough and rubbery. Gentle heat preserves nutrients and allows for even cooking. If the heat is too low, the egg may stick to the pan.
  3. Try not to over crowd the pan. Doing so will make it difficult to separate the eggs when it’s time to flip them.
  4. Serve cooked eggs immediately on warmed plates if possible. Eggs quickly cool once they are removed from the pan.