A perfectly fried egg is a glory to behold – crispy edges and a wobbly, pinkish yolk. How do you like your eggs? When considering a recipe for fried eggs, this is the pertinent question.
It's very personal, but my own method, below, can be adjusted to suit most tastes. It will provide a fried egg with a slightly crispy, frilly edge; the white will be set and the yolk soft and runny.
If you prefer not to have the crispy edge, use a medium to low heat from the beginning and, if you like your egg more cooked, give it a little longer. Always a spanking fresh as you possibly can.
|Oven temperatures and Conversions|
|Click here for information|
|Equipment: You will also need a Delia Online Little Gem Frying Pan (heavy gauge aluminium) or similar with a base measurement of 17cm.|
This recipe is adapted from Delia's Complete How to Cook
Place the frying pan over a medium heat, with ½ tablespoon of fat left from frying bacon (or groundnut, grapeseed or olive oil) in it.
As soon as it is hot (with a very faint shimmer on the surface), carefully break in the egg. Then turn the heat down to low and carry on cooking, tilting the pan and basting the eggs with the hot fat so that the tops of the eggs can be lightly cooked, too.
After about 1 minute, the egg will be ready, so remove the pan from the heat and then lift it out with a slotted kitchen slice.
Let it rest on some kitchen paper for a couple of seconds before putting it on a warmed plate and eat as soon as possible.
If you would like to fry your eggs in butter, then you need to use a gentler heat and give them a bit longer, so the butter doesn't brown too much.
Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
Copyright © 2009 Delia Smith/New Crane Internet Limited, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
This has a very Spanish edge to it and if you want more heat add a chopped chilli or two.
Most Popular recipes
Win 1 of 8 Judge Ice Cream Makers
Win a Galvanina summer picnic hamper
01 Jul 2015 10:50
The Mother Ship
02 Jul 2015 17:55
Sound of Music
02 Jul 2015 07:46
|Food and travel||
Refreshing cocktail with Galvanina
25 Jun 2015 21:28
|Can Anyone Help?||
01 Jul 2015 04:23
Jam made with concentrates
13 Jun 2015 07:32
Quartz kitchen worktops
24 Jun 2015 02:03
In the garden
14 Jun 2015 21:50