I was always afraid of making fried eggs at home because I didn't want to flip the egg, accidentally break the yolk, and basically end up with a big mess instead of a meal. And while I know in my heart that they cook my eggs in butter at the diner, I have a hard time watching them sizzle away in fat at home.
I've discovered that there is another way. It's called "steam-frying." You can do it with all kinds of foods, but I love using the method for fried eggs. It's kind of a cross between poaching (which I also love, but is a bit of a hassle as well) and frying. And yes, eggs have a lot of cholesterol, but they're also a good source of protein and nutrients, so enjoy your butter-free steam-fried egg!
Here's what you need to steam-fry an egg:
Frying pan with a lid, non-stick if you have one
Cooking Spray - I use the canola oil variety, but olive oil spray works too
1 large organic egg*
1 teaspoon water
*You can make more than one egg at a time, but I would start with one to get some practice.
1. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Break the egg into a small bowl, and then quickly pour the egg out of the bowl into the middle of your pan. Lower the heat to just below medium and let the egg cook for just one minute uncovered. The white of the egg should start to turn white, but the top shouldn't be set yet.
I like to eat my eggs with Tabasco sauce, but serve them however you like!
Serving Size 50 g