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Fried Eggs

By Andrew Zimmern

I like to hard sear my fried eggs in browned butter because I love the wonderful crispy edges. Every cook should master this easy technique—there are so many dishes that benefit from a runny-yolk fried egg topping, like a brisket breakfast hash or my riff on pasta carbonara.

Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Fried Eggs

Servings: 2


  • 1 tablespoon butter (or bacon fat)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley, for garnish (optional)


Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Carefully break the eggs into the hot butter. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the whites are set, about 3 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

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