Basted Eggs make a tasty breakfast. Do you know the simple trick to making them? It’s easy. Learn how to make Basted Eggs.
You are going to love this trick. When I was a kid, we usually fried our bacon in a skillet, and then when the bacon was done and we had all that good bacon fat left over in the skillet, we broke a couple of eggs into the pan, added some salt and pepper, and then took a spatula or a spoon and splashed the bacon fat over the eggs, resulting in a basted egg. As an adult, I learned a trick that is easier and safer—no splashing hot grease on yourself!
Here’s the Trick
Put a little oil in your skillet and heat the oil to hot. Break the eggs into the skillet. Add salt and pepper. Put a cover on the pan and turn it to low heat. Cook for a couple minutes until the top of the egg has a nice, white film over it. Your yolk will be runny and perfect.
If you prefer a medium or hard yolk, continue to cook the egg for a minute or two longer until the yolk is the degree of hardness you like. No turning the egg over. Brilliant!
What You Need
You need a good nonstick skillet with a cover and a spatula. If you don’t have these tools, I suggest you buy yourself a complete set of pans and utensils. If you’re gonna cook, you need the right tools.
Basted Eggs Recipe
How To Make Basted Eggs
The easy way to make a fried egg
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (or butter or olive oil)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (just sprinkle some on, to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
Using a small sauté pan or skillet, heat the oil on high heat for about 30 seconds or until hot.
Crack the eggs into the skillet.
Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper.
Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low, cooking about 2 minutes or until there is a white film over the eggs and the white part is nicely set.
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