Perfect Fried Eggs: Getting the Whites to Set


In case you didn’t know this little tip about making the perfect fried eggs, the word from is:

Our usual method for cooking fried eggs involves cracking them in a pan and letting them sizzle. If the whites are taking too long to set, we’ll cover the pan with a lid to encourage even cooking.

Our friend takes things one step further. Before putting the lid over the pan, she’ll pour a little water into the pan. Just a tablespoon or two. The water steams the top of the egg to perfection in no time.

She does admit that the bottoms don’t get as crispy as they would otherwise, but we think this is a small sacrifice for set whites and runny yolks.

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