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Perfect Fried Eggs

Everyone loves fried eggs, but as Antony explains, there's an art to making them.


  • 2 large, very fresh eggs

  • 1 tbsp butter


  • 1.

    To make two fried eggs, place a small, heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat, with 1 tbsp of butter. 

  • 2.

    Heat the butter and carefully break in 2 large, very fresh eggs. Leave them for 30 seconds to start cooking then turn down to a medium heat.

  • 3.

    To cook the tops of the eggs, tilt the pan to bast them with the hot fat. After approximately 1 - 2 minutes, the eggs will be ready. 

  • 4.

    If you don’t like runny yolks then leave them to cook a bit longer. Remove the pan from the heat and using a slotted fish slice or spatula lift them from the pan.

  • 5.

    Alternatively you can put the pan under a medium – hot grill for 1 minute to cook the egg.

  • 6.

    Rest the eggs on some kitchen towel to absorb any excess fat then serve.

  • 7.

    If you want to use butter to fry your eggs cook them over a gentler heat for a longer time so the butter doesn't brown too much.

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