How to fry an egg

How to fry an egg
  • Serves: 1
  • Prep: 1 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins

Master the art of frying an egg by following these easy steps. This recipe is brought to you by the .


  • 1 large British Lion eg
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Grilled bacon and tomatoes to serve (optional)


  1. Place 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a small frying pan and place over a medium heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, use a knife to crack the shell and tip the egg, straight into the hot fat. Cook over a low to medium heat for 1 minute or until the white is set.
  3. Tilt the pan slightly and use a teaspoon to scoop the surplus hot oil/fat over the top of the egg until the yolk is cooked to your liking.
  4. For over easy eggs, carefully slide a spatula underneath the cooked egg and flip over to cook the yolk for 1 minute.
  5. Once cooked, lift the egg from the pan using a spatula and place onto kitchen paper to drain excess fat. Serve with a slice of buttered toast or rashers of grilled bacon and tomatoes.

Cooks tips

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

Also: Watch 'How to fry an egg with Paul Merrett' on YouTube.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories Protein Fat Saturates Salt
110 8.3g 8.9g 1.9g 0.2g

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