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.

Yum Yum Yum!
Yum Yum Yum!

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.

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Then I cracked two eggs.

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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.

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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.

Happy breakfast.

 

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