Fried Egg Question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by jomoncon, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

    661
    26
    171
    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    My DH & I just started getting eggs from our RIRs and when we had enough for breakfast, decided to fry them up. We generality like our fried eggs with the whites firm & the yolks runny. Since the whites of our eggs stay together much more than store bought eggs, we realized it took a lot longer cooking time to get the white firm. Meanwhile, the yolks had also cooked until firm. We generally fry our eggs in a little butter. Is there some trick to getting the whites firm while keeping the yolks runny when frying fresh eggs?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    33,778
    3,726
    571
    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I "pop" the white with the edge of the spatula to get them to spread so they cook all the way while the yolk is suitable for dipping.
     
  3. cockadoodledean

    cockadoodledean In the Brooder

    52
    1
    31
    Aug 12, 2009
    Morrow Co. Ohio
    Quote:That's what I do, after I flip them. Runny whites freak me out!
     
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Songster

    Yup, and you could use an old chef's trick - use a little more butter in the pan, tip the pan a bit and spoon the hot butter over the whites - chefs do that when sauteing breaded fish and want it all golden and crispy on the outside but tender and moist on the inside.
     
  5. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    This is the only way I eat my eggs..
    we call then Sunny Side up, Eyes open and ..

    So I have the oil, (I use olive, but I'm sure butter taste better) Pan on med, add a bit of oil, add eggs..

    Add about less then a 1/4 cup water.. not on the eggs, but beside them.. lid on right away.. The steam cooks the whites.. They cook faster then one would think, with the lid on..
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: