How To Make An Edible Egg Emoji

You've definitely ordered a fried egg at some point in your life, be it on its own or alongside a hearty breakfast meal. Sometimes — just sometimes — the egg will come out almost cartoonishly perfect. You know what we mean — that sunshine-yellow yolk, that smooth flawless white. It's as if the chef reached into his or her phone, grabbed the egg emoji and slapped it atop your dish. But how exactly did the kitchen assemble such a photogenic specimen?

Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in this week with some advice on achieving fried egg perfection. Turns out that it's pretty simple; after all, the only things you need are a nonstick pan, an egg, some butter and an emoji-enabled smartphone (for comparison's sake, of course). Take a look at the short instructional video below and you'll be well on your way to reconstructing that emoji you've been using as shorthand to your friends for "brunch."

ChefSteps comprises a team of award-winning chefs, filmmakers, scientists, designers and engineers focused on revolutionizing the way people cook by inspiring creativity and encouraging expertise in the kitchen. The site is currently offering free online classes called Cooking Sous Vide: Getting Started and Burgers, as well as a $10 class called Cooking Sous Vide: Beyond the Basics and a $14 class called Coffee.