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A fried egg is tasty and versatile enough to stand on its own, add to a sandwich, or rest atop another dish. Whether you’re making a Florentine Egg Sandwich, a Fried Egg Mac & Cheese, or an Over Easy Cheesy BLT there’s no wrong way to serve a fried egg because it’s based on personal preference. Read more to learn how to fry an egg in a few simple steps.
There are only a couple tools you’ll need for frying an egg: a small skillet, and a spatula. Most skillets will do, though stainless steel and enamel skillets require a little extra elbow grease to clean afterward, unless you use butter or nonstick spray before frying your egg.
Your essential ingredients are as simple as your tools: eggs and butter. That’s it. However, you can add extra flavor to your fried egg with salt, pepper, cheese and other garnishes.
Learning how to fry an egg is a skill that you can use again and again, and it’s an easy way to start your day off right. You can also get creative with textures and flavors by adding shredded cheese or other toppings.