Learning how to fry an egg is very important. One of the nicest things you can do to a simple, hearty dish is top it with a fried egg — check this out if you don't believe me. And as far as easy breakfasts go, this recipe doesn't require the washing of a big unwieldy bowl coated with gooey pancake batter.

The best thing about starting off a Test Kitchen shoot with How To Fry An Egg? Eating the very egg you see above about two seconds after it was finished being photographed, along with a couple of the sausage patties I made for Toad In The Waffle. Cause what's the most important thing? Breakfast. 

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Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of butter per egg (if frying 2 eggs at the same time, use 2 tablespoons of butter)
  • A nonstick or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, lid optional if you want your egg more well-done.