Fried Eggs



  1. Put the butter or oil in a skillet, over medium heat.
  2. When the butter has melted or the oil is hot, swirl it around the pan until the bottom is coated.
  3. After a minute, when the foam from the butter subsides or the oil shimmers, crack the eggs into the skillet.
  4. As soon as the whites lose their translucence, turn the heat to low and sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper.
  5. The eggs are done when the whites are completely firm and opaque, even around the yolk.
  6. Lift them out of the pan, don't break the yolks, and eat them right away.