Basic Fried Eggs Recipe

Enjoy fried eggs as a quick weekday breakfast option or topped on almost anything!

Prep Time:
1 min
Cook Time:
2 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper (optional)


  1. Spray small non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Break eggs into skillet. Cook until done as desired (see below for cooking options).
  3. Transfer eggs to plate, yolk up. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. For sunny side up, cook just until whites are set.
  5. For over-easy, cook until whites are set. Turn over and cook just long enough for a white film to form over yolks, about 30 seconds.
  6. For over well, cook until whites are set. Turn eggs over and cook until eggs are completely set, about 1 minute.
  7. For well done or steam-fried eggs, prepare sunny-side up eggs. Cover skillet during last minute of cooking, or spoon 1 tsp (5 mL) water over each egg and cover pan. Cook until done as desired.



Shaped Fried Eggs: Choose simple cookie cutters (e.g. flower, circle, star, heart) approximately 3-inch (8 cm) in diameter. Spray the inside of the cookie cutters with cooking spray and place in moderately hot non-stick skillet. Break an egg into each cookie cutter. Cook slowly until eggs are set. Remove cookie cutters, using a small pointed knife to help loosen eggs, if necessary.

Pepper-Ringed Eggs: Follow recipe for Shaped Fried Eggs but use 1-inch (2.5 cm) rings cut from a seeded red or green pepper.