In Basics by The BakerMama: How to Cook Sunny-Side-Up Eggs, I teach you the tried-and-true method to frying eggs with perfect, runny yellow yolks. Welcome to the sunny side!

Sunny Side Up Eggs by The BakerMama

Basics by The BakerMama

Welcome to Basics by The BakerMama! I created this how-to series to help beginner cooks hone their skills, make the most of their time in the kitchen, and create great family memories. I hope you enjoy!

How to Cook Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

A bright, shiny yellow yolk in a field of cooked white are the hallmarks of a perfect sunny-side-up egg. Done right, the yolk is hot and runny, and the edges of the whites are crisp. They require a gentle touch and a little patience but man, are they worth it!

Sunny Side Up Eggs by The BakerMama

We call them “runny eggs” and they’re definitely our family’s preferred way to enjoy eggs. Whether on avocado toast or just by themselves with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, there’s just something so satisfying about a sunny-side-up egg. Let’s get started!

First, gently crack each egg into its own small prep dish, taking care not to break the yolk. Prepare a large skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray and place it over medium heat. Next, very carefully pour each egg into the hot skillet, giving them plenty of space between each other so they don’t touch.

How to Cook Sunny Side Up Eggs by The BakerMama

Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the egg whites are set. If necessary, you can cover the skillet with a lid for a minute to help cook the egg white. Carefully slip the egg onto a plate or serving platter so as not to break that perfect runny egg yolk. Season with a sprinkle of salt and serve immediately.

That’s it! So easy, right? If you’re building a board and not serving the eggs immediately, you can keep them warm in a 200°F oven until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Sunny Side Up Eggs by The BakerMama

Ready to Learn More?

Looking for more of Basics by The BakerMama? You might prefer learning how to Perfectly Poach an Egg. And to go with these beautifully cooked eggs, try How to Bake Bacon for the most scrumptious, crispy bacon every time. Or learn How to Cook Rice, Make Stovetop Popcorn or Brown Butter.

I hope you find these simple basics helpful! When you make something with the help of my BakerMama’s Basics series, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see and others can be inspired!

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Sunny Side Up Eggs by The BakerMama

Basics by The BakerMama: How to Cook Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minute

Description

In this Basics by The BakerMama: How to Cook Sunny-Side-Up Eggs, I teach you the tried-and-true method to frying eggs with perfect, runny yellow yolks.


Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Large eggs
  • Kosher or sea salt

Instructions

  1. Gently crack each egg into its own small prep dish. Take care not to break the yolk.
  2. Spray a large skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray and place it over medium heat.
  3. Carefully pour each egg into the hot skillet, giving them plenty of space between each other so they don’t touch. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the egg whites are set. If necessary, cover the skillet for a minute to help cook the egg white.
  4. Gently slip the egg onto a plate or serving platter. Take care not to break the runny egg yolk.
  5. Season with a sprinkle of salt and serve immediately.

Notes

If not serving immediately, keep warm in a 200°F oven until ready to serve.

 

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Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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