Fry an Egg Over Easy Without Breaking the Yolk

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Hi, you are watching VisiHow. This is Henry, and today I'm going to show you how to cook an egg over easy without breaking the yolk. To do that I'm probably going to need a slightly different pan than the one I have here. This is a small pan. Usually this is my preference for cooking eggs over easy and I will show you why in just a minute.

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    Sometimes you may want a larger pan, however the larger the pan is the larger your burner needs to be.
    I have a big burner on the front of my stove I have a small one here. Then in the back I have two uniform size burners. Let me pull the tops up and I will show you what I am talking about. I am going to be using the smaller one, because it is the perfect size for my smaller pan.
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    As you can see it's not going to do much on this big pan.
    But on the smaller pan it is perfect. If I were cooking quite a few more eggs, it is possible that I would use the larger burner which is perfectly suited to the larger pan.
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    The problem is that when you do this, especially if you're using a Teflon pan, you are going to be using a plastic spatula to flip the eggs.
    When you do that you are going to run the risk of breaking the yolk.
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    In the little pan it fits in nice and easy.
    In the larger pan however, I have to get in there to get that around.
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    I'm going to need a little bit of butter and some eggs.
    We had a video earlier on how to crack and ache with one hand. This is a little bit too much butter, but I like butter. I am aware that it is not as healthy as it could be but I am willing to accept that.
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    We are going to turn on our burner.
    When you first turn your burner on it's going to be on high heat and immediately turn it down to the lowest setting. I don't know if you can see the little blue flame there it's barely lit it's actually plenty of fire it's almost too much.
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    Now, let's start with some fresh eggs.
    I will also show you how you can do the one-handed egg crack. Naturally, this time I will mess it up. I will put a cutting board here so you can see how that works.
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    Before I cracked the egg I want to make sure that the buttery is completely melted and bubbling up as it melts.
    I would like for it to all be bubbled up. There are three pan choices that you can use for cooking there is a Teflon pan like I am using, then there is an iron skillet which will require seasoning we put oil in the pan and you burn until becomes black we will do a video on that one day and you can also use a ceramic pan which is probably my favorite but they are very hard to keep clean. In order for a ceramic pan to be nonstick you really have to scrub it. Teflon you don't and cast-iron and you don't have to scrub.
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    We're going to do to eggs we are going to hit it nice and hard on a flat surface so that some of the egg yolk comes out of the shell.
    Do the other one the same way.
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    Now we have two eggs, and true to form I did break one of the yolks but that is all right.
    I have cooked 10 eggs today and I've only broke one of the yolks so those are pretty good odds.
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    Because I'm going to eat these and I like salt-and-pepper I'm going to add that now as well.
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    Now you can also make these sunny side up.
    If I was going to do that, it is a very easy process, you just put a lid on your pan. If you're cooking with oil you can also splash oil onto the top as well, but I am not a fan of cooking oil.
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    Move the pan around a little bit.
    As you can see the egg will move around freely in the bottom of the pan because of the butter. We want it to be able to move around freely because when I flip it we do not want it to be stuck to the bottom.
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    You can see here, I don't know if you can see this, it's still a little slimy on the top so we don't mind if the white part gets cooked a little extra but we do mind if the yellow part gets cooked little extra because then we would I have a runny yellow yolk and that is the purpose of this.
    Unfortunately, the one that broke is not going to be that runny anyway, but that is just how it is.
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    Now you can see it's changed but it's not as runny and limited my pain around a bit more and things are still looking good.
    This one over here is still pretty runny but that's because the yolk broke. Generally speaking, I just pulled these from the refrigerator, you are going to want to take your eggs out ahead of time before you cook them so that they will reach room temperature. As long as your house is not extremely hot so the egg goes bad. The reason for that is that when the egg is room temperature the white part cooks faster, and the whole process moves more quickly.
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    Let's go ahead and slide the spatula under the egg.
    Tilt your pan and flip it over.
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    You can see that these are little bit burnt over here and here it's nothing serious.
    I will show you when I cut these up that they are still runny. Which in my world means that they are still tasty. Add a bit more black pepper on this side of the egg because pepper is awesome. You can add red pepper or cayenne pepper if you like it. If you are feeling a little rough from maybe celebrating a little bit too much the night before you can fry a piece of toast as well in the leftover butter, put the egg on top of it, and let the egg yolk run in to the toast. I think it makes a tasty snack. In addition, it makes you feel a little better.
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    Let's get a plate and a fork.
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    Okay, let's turn off the burner.
    I might have even overcooked it a little bit.
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    It should just come right out.
    See a little tiny bit left in there you can scrape that out because why waste food.
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    As you can see most of the butter is still in the pan.
    I just dumped it out; nice and fast.
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    Let's cut this egg open and you can see the yolk running out of there.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow enjoy your eggs. As you can see it is easy to do and a fast process which does not require much work. I look forward to seeing you in our next video have a great day and again Thanks for choosing VisiHow.
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