Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs. An egg that is slowly fried and basted, where the whites are set and the yolk is golden and runny. A simple recipe that makes a big impression.
I am not a morning person! My body may be up and moving at 6am, but I am in no way functioning. Even coffee doesn’t help.
My kids know, that during the week, the most mom is capable of at that time of the morning is a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice. Thank goodness they like cereal.
On the weekends, I like to make a big fuss over breakfast to make up for being a morning zombie during the week. The best part of breakfast on the weekend is that it doesn’t have to be served at 6 am so you have plenty of time to pull yourself together before everyone’s up and around.
One of the kids favorite weekend breakfasts are dip egg, that’s what they call sunny side up eggs. They love soaking their toast in the yolk. Sunny side up eggs are pretty simple to make, except if your a morning zombie. Morning zombies tend to break the yolks and burn themselves, I know this from experience.
Call me weird but I love sunny side up eggs too, the bright yellow yolk sitting on a blanket of whites just waiting to break open. Unfortunately the only time I ate them is when we went out for breakfast. At home, scrambled eggs was the extent of my egg cooking skills and sunny side up eggs seemed a little to advanced to me.
Boy I couldn’t have been more wrong! Sunny side up eggs are just as easy to make as scrambled eggs. Once I learned the simple steps to making a perfect sunny side up egg we no longer had to go out for them.
Simple Steps to a Perfect Sunny Side Up Egg
In a small, non-stick skillet, pour enough canola oil or olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. You’ll get the best results with a non-stick skillet. Heat the oil over medium-low heat. The heat is very important, you want to cook the egg slowly.
Crack the egg into the warm oil, fresh eggs are the best because the whites are firmer and tend to keep their shape better.
If the egg sizzles when it meets the oil, then the oil is to hot. You can temporarily remove the pan from the heat, to cool the oil.
As you can see from this picture, when the egg was added to the warm oil the white of the egg didn’t immediately become white, that’s what you want.
Spoon the warm oil over the white of the egg, avoiding the yolk. Continue spooning the oil over the whites until they are almost set. Now for the last minute or so you can spoon the oil over the yolk. If the yolk begins to turn white stop, they’re done.
*Tip: if you see the edges of the egg whites turning brown, your heat is to high.
Remove the egg from the pan using a slotted spatula. Let as much oil as you can drain from the egg before placing the egg on a paper towel. Serve eggs with toast and your favorite breakfast meat.
Sunny side up are my favorite way to have eggs! How do you like your eggs?