How to make a perfect sunny side up egg

If you have seen my Instagram account you may have noticed that I post a lot of breakfast pictures with sunny side up eggs. As a result I have received a few requests from people who want to know how to make sunny side up eggs. Because I like to share my tricks, today I am sharing my method of making a perfect sunny side up egg. Sunny side up eggs are simply fried eggs which are not flipped and cooked on one side with the yolk remaining intact .

open faced sunny side up egg sandwich

While there are so many ways to eat a sunny side up eggs, the most simple way is with with a slice of toast. Another way to eat them is to make a sandwich with the egg,  sliced tomato, lettuce and bacon like I did above.

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Another way I like to eat sunny side up eggs is with avocado toast, sliced cucumber, turkey bacon, arugula and sliced red bell pepper. Furthermore when I make this sandwich I prefer the edges to be a little crispy to provide a nice little contrast to the soft avocado. How I achieve a crispy edge is by cracking the egg open in a extremely hot pan and cooking for 1 minute on the stove before placing in the oven.

If you don’t want to use the oven you can make a sunny side up egg on the stove top by covering the pan with a lid while the egg is cooking . Also effective method is to baste the egg with hot oil while cooking. I find the oven the method to be the easiest and less likely to mess up.

If you are looking for more breakfast ideas  be sure to check out my very popular post on breakfast ideas for everyday people .

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Sunny side up egg recipe
open faced sunny side up egg sandwich
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Extra large eggs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Extra large eggs
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
open faced sunny side up egg sandwich
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in a oven safe non stick pan.
  3. crack open the eggs into the pan, sprinkle salt and pepper on top and place in the oven immediately.
  4. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes depending on how runny or hard you want your yolk to be.
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Comments

  1. My husband does the basting with hot oil and they’re perfect everytime whereas I tend to steam them with a lid. I love all your egg/breakfast pictures!

  2. My daughter loves sunny side up! I ca never get them right I always over cook them. She will be happy to know I now have the tools to the perfect sunny side egg:) Thanks

  3. I frequently eat eggs and toast for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I’ve been wanting to switch my egg style up. Ill be trying this method tomorrow!

  4. This is interesting! I have always known “fried eggs” as “sunny side up eggs” but I don’t cook them in the oven. I have mastered a mess-free way to make them: set your pan to middle-high heat, crack the egg open and while it fries open the white parts with a spatula so the white un-cooked part gets in contact with the pan. I sprinkle with salt and pepper and voilà! You can try this and let me know someday maybe. Anyways, fried egg and avocado is such an amazing combination… I’m craving this right now haha!

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