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I've been making my fried eggs this way forever. Or at least since my great father-in-law taught me to do it shortly after I married his son. It's not fool proof though. You can end up with hard yolks and runny egg whites (I HATE that!) but with a little practice, mastering the heat ( I cook mine on medium high and I wait until the whites are just a little brown around the edges) and for sure, clear lids for your pans are key to making perfect eggs every time.

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Cher Jewhurst January 21, 2011

THIS WORKED! I'm a convert to this technique. I'm a MAJOR egg lover -- can eat them 3 times a day and not get tired. Unfortunately, my fried eggs/easy over eggs skills were sketchy, at best. Luckily, I enjoyed all my mistakes, even if I was frustrated I couldn't get those lovely, hot, soft, creamy, rich yolks on demand unless I soft-boiled them (we even have backyard chickens so I get the best egg possibilities). THANK YOU for posting this technique -- strangely, my husband is struggling with it, but after seeing me produce yolk-perfect eggs several times in a row, he's willing to try until he gets it, too. I bet if he had a clear lid, like Greeny4444, he'd be an instant success (he's let them get too firm).

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Chef AprilAllYear January 04, 2011

I love fried eggs, and this is SUCH an easy way to make them! My pots and pans have clear lids, so I can be extra lazy and just look through the lid, hehe. I'll probably do it this way all the time now. I used Brummel & Brown's buttery spread for the margarine. Thanks so much for posting this! Made for the "I Recommend" tag game.

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Greeny4444 July 04, 2010

perfect. My 12 yr old uses this method all the time now. Thanks for the tip.

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mommyoffour November 09, 2014

Great and easy way to make over easy/medium/hard eggs without having to flip them. I just made one egg(cooked in butter) and served it with toast, hash browns and fresh fruit for a wonderful lunch. I need to pass this onto my DS and DD. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for "I Recommend Tag Game".

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diner524 February 20, 2014

I like this, practice is the key to do this right, good post n tip: Grpa

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CHEF GRPA November 09, 2013

Perfect! I've been making my eggs using this technique for a while and only wish I would have know about it when I was younger. A glass lid really helps gauging when their done. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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Lucky in Bayview February 18, 2013

OMG this works perfectly. I did add pepper to mine but followed the recipe and method as written. This was great because I didn't have to worry about flipping the eggs and breaking the yokes. My first eggs were done too hard but the next set I made were perfect. Loved these.

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bmcnichol February 17, 2013

I love cooking eggs like this. This is close to how I taught my kids how to make them. I just use cooking spray, crack eggs in the pan and cover just until yolk is barely white. Then I take off heat and leave lid on till done. Easier than flipping an egg and taste better to me.

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nomobrats4evr February 10, 2013

I've used a similar method for years. I start the heat at medium-high & before a wee bit of butter browns, add the eggs, fill one of the egg shell halfs with a shot of water {probably equals your tablespoon amount}, pop a tight lid on the skillet and immediately lower the heat to between low and medium. Watch carefully and don't open the lid too much. This is where a glass lid comes in handy. You just want the whites to set and then they are done! They are picture perfect:) Works great!

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Fox Hollow February 10, 2013
Even a Kid Can Do It Perfect Fried Eggs