To make an American breakfast, all you need are:
And if you want to make it extra special, add some spinach.
However, we are on a quest to get a perfect Sunnyside-Up Egg. And yes, the above photo is not a sunnyside-up egg. It’s over-easy.
So, what is a perfect sunnyside? According to Masterchef season 3 episode that features the top 8, a perfect sunnyside up egg looks like “sunshine” and “happy”. These seem to be devoid of pepper, which is a shame, but I digress.
The real trick, though, is the runny yolk. Some on Instagram don’t like runny yolks, but that’s ok because they have cute newborns. A runny yolk, however, is what makes a sunnyside up egg a sunnyside up egg.
So, what did I do for this?
Heat [amazon_link id=”B00004S4TO” target=”_blank” ]a pan[/amazon_link] to medium heat. Low and slow, baby. I use olive oil in the pan because I’ve convinced myself that it’s healthier than butter. I wait for the olive oil to get up to temperature. While this is warming up, grab [amazon_link id=”B000GWG14Q” target=”_blank” ]another pan[/amazon_link] and set it next to your stove top.
Well, this is also about taste, so you’ll need:
- Olive Oil
Now that you’ve got your pan up to temp throw a dash of salt on the olive oil. Crack an egg in there. It should sizzle and turn white immediately at the edges. Take your [amazon_link id=”B000GWG14Q” target=”_blank” ]extra pan[/amazon_link] and place it over the egg. The steam from the egg will cook the top of the sunnyside egg while the bottom is getting a nice brown color.
Your total cook time is about 2 minutes.
– Ambient temperature. If you’re living in a hot-as-hell NYC apartment, you might need less time. Conversely, if you’re living in a turn of the century creamery and you can see your breath in the morning, you might need more time.
– Type of stove. “Medium” means different things on electric and gas. You’re going to practice before this to see where you stand.
Tools we use.
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