Any Sunday morning is better with a sunny-side up egg. Unfortunately, while I've mastered my favorite breakfast sausage and waffle-making skills, I have yet to conquer the perfect technique for these runny-yolked delights: they always turn out overcooked or broken.
Luckily, I recently came across this handy trick for curing my egg dilemma that not only cooks a damn good egg, but also makes each egg Instagram-worthy every time.
Crack an egg into the ramekin. If you get any eggshells in there, make sure to extract them first!
Here's the crucial step: whisk up the egg whites with a butter knife. Be careful not to puncture the yolk.
This whisking of the egg whites mixes the thin and thick layers of albumin that makes up the "white" part of the egg's anatomy. An un-whisked egg, when cracked into the pan, can lump or spread unevenly because of these layers; when you whisk the egg whites carefully prior to cooking, you'll avoid the issue entirely.
Oil up the pan and turn the stove to low. Then, pour the egg on the pan. The whites should thin out and spread evenly immediately.
Cook for a few minutes and serve. Enjoy!
Now that you've got this handy egg hack under your belt, preparing weekend breakfasts for your family and friends—or just yourself—will be effortless.
Do you have any other tips for cooking flawless sunny-side up eggs? Leave them in the comment section below!