I love eggs for breakfast. Lucky for me there are a lot about. My problems begin when I try to decide how I want to cook them.
For me, fried eggs (sunny up or over easy) are always a good option but one that requires fat to cook, finesse or a non stick pan (I don’t have one) and I want easy, low fat eggs, NOW!
I like a runny yoke so that leaves poaching or minute eggs.
I like the concept of the shell being the egg’s dish but our shells are really thick and the eggs are small- meaning that often this product’s ‘pain in the butt’ factor is higher than I can tolerate.
Yes, I know I could go out and get one of those adorable little egg spoons. But not today.
Sometimes I just want to crack and egg and have breakfast, with a runny yoke. Is that too much to ask?!
My morning dilemma lead me to the ragged edge of sanity (slight exaggeration) and I came back with something that cannot possibly be an original idea.
I could water fry my breakfast!
I started with a frying pan and about half an inch of water, seasoned it with salt, vinegar and brought it to a boil.
Then I cracked two eggs.
After about 30 seconds I stirred the water and moved the eggs to make sure they are not getting stuck to the bottom. If they are you can add more water so they float a bit more.
Using water instead of oil means you get the sunny side up experience without the added fat. It also takes away the guessing game poaching eggs sometimes brings- as you are trying to locate your breakfast in a frothy ocean of poaching liquid before they over cook.
AND makes them easy to flip if you want over easy eggs.
Again, there is no way that this idea is original. It made my morning easier and didn’t require any special egg contraptions or extra time.
I am not saying this is the best way to cook eggs or the easiest. Frying an egg is not complicated. It’s just that I have never seen anyone do it before.
That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.