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Sunny side up eggs are fried on only one side, with the yolks intact, golden, and runny. They’re a delicious breakfast food that pairs great with a piece of bread for dipping in the yolk! You can easily make sunny side up eggs at home in a frying pan or by cooking them in the oven.


EditFrying Eggs in a Pan
  • 1 tablespoon (14.2 g) of ****er
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
EditCooking Eggs in the Oven
  • 1 teaspoon (13.7 g) of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

EditFrying Eggs in a Pan
  1. Heat 1 tbsp (14.2 g) of ****er on low in a cast iron or non-stick s****et. Choose a s****et large enough to fit 2 cracked eggs so that they won’t touch in the pan. Place the s****et on the burner with the ****er in the pan, and turn on the burner to heat the ****er.[1]
    • If your pan isn’t non-stick, such as a carbon steel pan, you may need to spray it lightly with a non-stick spray before adding the ****er.
  2. Tilt the pan to distribute the melted ****er over the bottom. The ****er helps to fry the bottom of the eggs quickly and maintain their shape. Make sure the ****er is covering almost as much of the surface of the bottom of the pan as possible.[2]
    • If you don’t have ****er, you can use lard, olive oil, or bacon fat to make your eggs, because each will spread to coat the bottom of the pan.
  3. Break 1 egg gently into the pan, keeping the yolk intact. Once the ****er is simmering, hold the egg about over the frying pan as you break it, and let it gently drop into the bottom of the hot pan. The egg whites will begin to cook immediately.[3]
    • If you have trouble cracking eggs, crack each one into a bowl, check for shell fragments, and then carefully pour the egg into the pan.
  4. Crack another egg into the pan so that the whites don’t touch. Repeat the process for cracking the egg into the pan. If the whites begin to touch, place one of the flat edges of your spatula in between them to keep them separated.[4]
    • Alternatively, you can let the whites touch and separate them after they're cooked by slicing through the whites with a spatula or knife.
  5. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Covering the pan can accelerate the cooking process and make sure the whites are firm while the yolk remains runny. After 2 minutes, open the lid and check the whites to make sure they’re cooked on the top. If not, recover the pan, and let them cook for another 30-60 seconds.
    • You can check the doneness of the egg by shaking the pan gently to see if the yolk jiggles while the whites stay firm.
  6. Transfer the eggs to a plate and season with salt and pepper. Carefully hold the pan at a 45-degree angle next to the plate, and watch as they slide off of the pan. For more control, slide a spatula under each egg, and lift it onto the plate. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and enjoy![5]
    • You can serve sunny side up eggs with grits, over a piece of toast, or as part of a big breakfast with meat, potatoes, and fruit.
EditCooking Eggs in the Oven
  1. Preheat an oven to . Use the control panel on your oven to set the heat to the correct level, and begin preparing the food while the oven heats up. This should take about 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven.[6]
  2. Heat a oven-proof s****et lined with 1 tsp (13.7 g) of olive oil over medium heat. Check the bottom of your s****et for a label that says “oven safe.” If it is, pour 1 teaspoon (13.7 g) of olive oil into the pan, and tilt the pan to cover the bottom with oil. Then, leave the pan on the burner until the oil begins to simmer.[7]
    • In general, most cast iron s****ets are oven safe, but many non-stick and carbon steel s****ets are not.
  3. Crack 2 eggs into the s****et so that the whites aren’t touching. Carefully break the eggs into the s****et on separate sides of the pan. If the whites touch, hold the flat edge of your spatula in between them to keep them apart until you put the pan in the oven. After both eggs are in the pan, remove it from the heat.[8]
    • Try to crack the eggs into the pan as quickly as possible while keeping the yolks intact.
  4. Transfer the s****et into the oven and bake the eggs for 4 minutes. Lift the pan from the burner and gently slide it onto the center rack of the oven. Leave the pan in the oven until the whites are set, which you can check by gently shaking the pan. If the yolk jiggles and the whites stay in place, the eggs are ready![9]
    • With some ovens, this can take 3 and a half minutes, so keep the light on in your oven and watch the whites of each egg to see when they are fully cooked. If the yolk begins to turn white at any point, remove the eggs from the oven immediately to prevent them from cooking further.
  5. Remove the eggs from the oven and slide them onto a plate to season them. Use an oven mitt to pull the pan out of the oven, and tilt it at a 45-degree angle to slide the eggs off of the pan and onto a plate. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and enjoy![10]
    • It’s best to serve the eggs immediately to keep them from getting cold.
  • If you have trouble keeping the yolk centered, try separating the egg whites from the yolk. Then, put the whites into the pan and add the yolk to the center of the whites.
  • Eating undercooked eggs can result in food poisoning. Be sure to cook your eggs thoroughly to lessen the risk of food poisoning.
EditThings You'll Need
  • Cast iron, non-stick, or carbon steel pan
  • Spatula
  • ****er or olive oil
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serving plates
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