Fried Eggs

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 XL Big Paddock eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil OR 25g butter with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Buttered toast
  • Grilled bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Place the vegetable oil or butter and vegetable oil combination in to a small non-stick frying pan and place over a medium heat.
  2. In a non-stick frying pan, heat butter or oil until it sizzles – but NOT smoking.
  3. Crack the eggs straight into the pan.
  4. Turn heat to low to medium heat for 1 minute or until the whites are set.
  5. Tilt the pan slightly and use a large spoon to scoop the surplus hot oil/fat over the top of the eggs until the yolk is cooked to your liking – 1 - 3 minutes.
  6. For over easy eggs, carefully slide a spatula underneath the cooked eggs and flip over to cook for 1 minute.
  7. Once cooked, lift the eggs from the pan using a spatula and place onto paper towels to drain excess fat.

Serving suggestions

  1. Serve with sliced, buttered toast and/or grilled bacon with tomatoes and mushrooms.
  2. Serve fried eggs for breakfast, in a sandwich or on top of steaks, cheeseburgers or hash browns.

Cooking tips

To prevent the eggs sticking to the pan during frying, sprinkle a little salt on the hot butter or oil before adding the egg to the pan.