I hated eggs growing up . Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but I really did dislike them. I was very picky, if it was scrambled eggs it would have to be really well cooked and don’t even think about trying to give me fried eggs. As I have grown into loving everything about food, I have also grown to love eggs.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so even if you are in a hurry in the morning, frying an egg is fast and easy to make. You can make this breakfast in less than 5 minutes all you need is a non-stick frying pan, non-stick spray, eggs, salt, and pepper.
The trick to frying an egg is to cook it on a medium-low heat. My oven has numbers on it, I usually put the knob between the 4 and the 2. Once the pan gets hot, crack the eggs into the pan. Make sure that the egg whites are spread evenly within the pan. Season it lightly with salt and pepper. If you are cooking one egg, I recommend you put salt into a small bowl, grab a pinch of salt with your fingers and sprinkle it on top of the egg. You can use a salt shaker but make sure you lightly season the eggs, you do not want the eggs to be salty. Remember, you can always add more salt after the eggs are cooked. Do the same with the pepper.
For 2-3 eggs at a time I use a little less than 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Sprinkle it evenly over the top of your eggs. Put a lid on the eggs and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. This allows for the eggs to cook evenly. Do not go over 2 minutes as the yolk will cook through and you do not want your yolk to cook as if it was a hard boiled egg. You want to be able to cut into the yolk and for the juices to run out onto your plate.
Once you learn how to fry an egg the rest is easy. You can add fried eggs with toast, an english muffin, a bagel, or if you are trying to eat low carb you can always add sausage, bacon or some fruit on the side. We eat low carb during the week but on the weekend we like to spoil ourselves with a little thing called bread. A fried egg without bread is like bread without butter, or peanut butter without jelly. It’s just not the same.
The best thing about fried eggs is the yolk. I like to take a knife and cut into the yolk, as it spreads into the plate my mouth waters with excitement as I take a piece of my bread to
dunk dip it into the yolk. Today I decided to make my fried eggs with a bagel on the side. It’s been a while since I had a bagel and I thought it would give it a nice touch to our breakfast.
- 4-5 eggs
- Non-stick spray
- Less than ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Less than ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- Bagel, Bread or English Muffin of your choice
- 1 teaspoon of cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)
- In a medium size pan spray the pan with a non-stick spray and turn the stove on a medium-low heat. Allow to heat for about a minute and crack your eggs into the pan. (Cook the amount of eggs the person is eating. If you want just one egg add one egg at a time. I did my plate with 2 eggs and 3 for my fiancé).
- Season with salt and pepper and place lid on pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the part of the egg that is white is no longer watery. Remove lid, and place eggs on plate.
- Sprinkle cilantro or parsley over your eggs and bagel/bread and serve.