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Making sunny-side-up eggs is simple. All you need are eggs and butter. Making this breakfast classic takes just a few minutes when you follow this How To Make Sunny Side Up Eggs tutorial.
It costs approximately $1.18 to make this recipe. The recipe serves two for about $0.59 per egg.
If you are looking for more ways to cook an egg, check out my tutorials on How to Make Scrambled Eggs, How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs, and How to Make A Fried Egg.
Making eggs is an essential kitchen skill everyone needs to have. It is a great skill to teach your kids, and this is the perfect tutorial to use to teach them.
No one likes a rubbery, greasy, raw, or undercooked egg. This tutorial shows you exactly how to make the perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs.
Sunny Side Up Eggs are fried eggs that are not flipped. Instead, the whites are cooked until set, leaving the yolk golden and slightly runny. These eggs are perfect for breakfast, as a snack, on top of a sandwich or hamburger, or top of a noodle bowl.
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.59
Recipe Cost: $1.18
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – $0.18
- 2 eggs – $1.00
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in January 2023.
How to make Sunny Side Up Eggs
- First, let the eggs come to room temperature.
- Then, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Next, turn the heat down to low before cracking the eggs into the skillet.
- Cook the eggs for two to four minutes until the whites are firm and the yolks are slightly runny.
- Finally, remove the eggs from the pan and season with salt and pepper before serving (optional). For an extra flavor boost, add some thinly chopped green onions (optional as well).
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Instead of butter, you can use vegetable oil or bacon grease.
- This recipe calls for just two simple ingredients: butter and eggs. You can also add salt, pepper, and thinly sliced green onion for an extra flavor kick.
SERVE: You can keep the cooked eggs out for about 90 minutes before they need to be covered and refrigerated.
STORE: Place leftover eggs in an airtight container and store them for 4-5 days.
FREEZE: You can freeze the cooked eggs, but be forewarned that the egg whites will be rubbery. To freeze:
- Cool the eggs, then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Freeze until frozen solid, about two hours.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe container or zipper-top bag and freeze for up to six months.
THAW: Thaw the egg(s) overnight in the refrigerator.
REHEAT: Place the egg(s) in a skillet with a teaspoon of butter. Place the skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until the eggs are heated through.
It will take approximately two to four minutes to cook these eggs. The exact time will vary depending on how well done you want the yolks to be.
A sunny-side-up egg is not flipped over during the cooking process. Because the yellow yolk still shows, this style of an egg is called sunny side up. It is like seeing the sun facing up. An egg flipped over during the cooking process is called over easy.
I prefer to use butter when making sunny-side-up eggs. The butter helps the egg not stick to the pan and adds a nice flavor to the eggs.
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Sunny Side Up Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste optional
- thinly sliced green onions
SET OUT EGGS:
- Set eggs out on the counter to come to room temperature for 20 minutes.
- In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add butter and allow to melt.
- Turn the heat down to low.
- Crack eggs into the heated skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes until the whites are firm and the yolks are still runny.
- Remove the eggs from the pan and season with salt and pepper before serving (optional).
- For an extra flavor boost, add some thinly chopped green onions (optional as well).
- Serve and enjoy.
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It’s so great to have these specific directions and photos for making perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs! Love them with the sliced scallions as you suggested!
This was such a helpful guide to making sunny side up eggs! My eggs usually end up scrambled because I end up breaking the yolks, but I’m looking forward to trying your tips to get perfect sunny side up eggs every time!
It’s a simple technique but hard to master. Thanks for the tips! It’s my favorite way to eat eggs!
Chris G. says
Great tutorial. My son loves sunny side up eggs, and this is very helpful to get those picture perfect eggs.
This is my husband’s favorite eggs to eat. Always turn out so perfect.