I love a sunny-side up egg. The problem is that not many people cook them right. I want a sunshine yellow runny egg yolk, but I don’t want uncooked egg white on the top. Here’s my secret to cooking sunny-side up eggs!
My secret is to use an ice cube! It keeps the yolk high and prominent, perfectly runny and the egg whites cooked through.
Put a generous dollop of butter in a skillet over medium heat to melt. Once the butter foams, crack your egg(s) into the hot skillet and lower the heat a tad.
Pop an ice cube into the skillet.
Cover with a convex cover – like the one below.
The cover is going to jiggle and the butter sputter a little from the steam of the melting ice cube.
Remove the cover and you have a beautiful sunny-side-up egg!
Watch the How to Cook a Sunny-Side Up Egg video here.Print
Cooking Sunny-Side Up Eggs
Use our fool-proof method to cook the perfect sunny-side up egg – an ice cube!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving
- Category: Eggs
- Method: Frying
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
Once the butter foams, drop 2 eggs into the skillet and add 1 ice cube.
Use a convex lid to cover the pan and cook for 60 – 90 seconds.
Slide the eggs onto a warm plate.