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How to Make Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

How to Make Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

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Sunny-side-up eggs can get you out the door when you need a quick bite, but they’re also great in more intricate dishes like the Country Morning Skillet or original dishes like the Sunny-Side-Up Hot Dog. Learning how to make sunny-side-up eggs only takes a few items and around 5 minutes, depending on how you like your yolks. In general, the egg should be cooked until the egg whites are set. Read on to learn how to make sunny-side-up eggs for yourself and your family.

How to Make Sunny-Side-Up Eggs: What You Need

Making sunny-side-up eggs requires only a couple tools: a skillet and spatula. And your essential ingredients are even simpler: eggs and butter. You can add extra flavor to your sunny-side-up eggs with pepper, cheese and other garnishes.

How to Make Sunny-Side-Up Eggs: Instructions

  1. Heat butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of butter per egg, or spray the pan with cooking spray.
  3. Crack eggs one at a time into skillet, leaving space between the eggs.
  4. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until the whites are set and yolks are cooked to desired doneness.
  6. To speed up the cooking process, cover skillet while cooking eggs. However, eggs will not look as "sunny" yellow if you cover the eggs because the steam trapped under the pan lid partially poaches the egg yolk.

How to Make Sunny-Side-Up Eggs: Final Tips

Learning how to make sunny-side-up eggs is a skill that you can use again and again, and it’s an easy way to start your day. For your safety, when making sunny-side-up eggs, cook them until the yolk and egg whites are set.

For more tasty recipes that use eggs, check out our collection of cheesy egg casseroles and more breakfast recipes with eggs.

 

*SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: eggs may contain Salmonella enteritidis (SE) bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. To prevent illness from bacteria: Use pasteurized eggs or egg products when preparing recipes that call for using eggs raw or undercooked. Keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) or hotter.
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