Perfect Fried Eggs

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Perfect fried eggs can be yours every time with an unexpected method! So break out the frying pan and the eggs and let’s make breakfast.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • A generous grinding of black pepper
  • A teaspoon or so of your favorite dried or fresh herbs (optional)
  • A couple of tablespoons of your favorite cheese, shredded or torn into pieces (optional)


  1. Pour oil into a cold frying pan and swirl it around until the bottom is coated.
  2. Crack the eggs carefully into the pan, keeping the yolks intact.
  3. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the eggs, along with the herbs and cheese if you are using those.
  4. Cover the pan and turn the heat on to medium low. Cook for 6 minutes with no peeking! This will produce eggs with creamy runny yolks – leave them on for another minute or two if you like them more well done.
  5. Run a knife between the eggs to separate them, slide them out of the pan onto plates and serve at once.