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Fried Egg Recipe

Perfect Fried Egg Recipe

The fried egg is a favorite breakfast staple everywhere as it is so quick and easy to prepare. Perfect that sunny side up with this easy recipe!
Course Breakfast, Kitchen Tips
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Egg Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 eggs
Calories 124kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garnish:
  • Paprika
  • Green onions finely chopped


  • If cooking just 1 egg, use a smaller non-stick skillet. If cooking more eggs, use a medium to a large non-stick skillet.
  • Crack an egg into a small bowl. If using more eggs, crack each in separate bowls.
  • Place the skillet over medium-high heat and heat it up until it’s hot enough that a drop of water sizzles rapidly on contact.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the olive oil, tilt the pan around to cover the whole pan in oil. Wait for the oil to start shimmering.
  • Carefully add the egg/eggs into the skillet, immediately season with salt and pepper.
  • Let the egg cook, while gently tilting the pan occasionally to redistribute the olive oil. Cook the egg/eggs until the edges are crisp and golden, while the yolk is cooked to your liking: about 2 minutes for runny yolks, 3 minutes for medium yolks.
  • Transfer the cooked egg/eggs to a plate.
  • Sprinkle with some paprika and garnish with green onions.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg