Fried Eggs and What My Mom Used to Say..

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Fried Eggs

Growing up, our Mom used to say: “That girl doesn’t even know how to fry an egg.” That is actually a popular expression in Colombia to refer to novice home cooks. So as I grew up I often wondered, what is it about fried eggs? As I met unwanted challenges in the kitchen, I remember intentionally “not” making fried eggs; I would make: Scrambled eggs, omelets, boiled eggs; Never fried eggs. Time has passed. I have forgotten that fateful phrase and freed myself from the memory. Now my Mom and her saying just put a grin on my face. If you have ever been intimidated by any saying {or recipe} in the past, I hope this entry has helped some.

Fried Egg Recipe

Tips:

  • For best results when frying eggs, start with cold oil or butter. Let the oil or butter heat up as it cooks the egg. That tip has saved me from sticky eggs every time.
  • The other easy trick that is really the simplest is: Always make fried eggs in a non-stick pan. This will make the amount of oil or butter irrelevant, and you will always have the same great results.

Recipe: Add oil or butter to the pan. Crack the egg and add it to the pan. Flip the egg when you see it hardening. Add a pinch of salt at the end. Serve and enjoy. How many minutes you leave the egg cooking will impact how hard or soft it will be. I usually like my fried eggs to cook for 6-8 minutes.

Variations of this recipe:

  • Add some ham to the oil or butter before adding the egg.
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Cooking Ham before Adding the Egg

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Add 2 eggs if you want, or if you are hungrier than usual. 🙂

 

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Two Fried Eggs

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Egg after Turning on the Pan

 

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Fried Egg on the Plate

In the end I came to terms with fried eggs; I can say my fear of Fried Eggs has been conquered and “This girl does know how to fry an egg.” 🙂

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