Perfect Sunny-Side Up Eggs: A Breakfast Delight

Easy and Perfect Sunny-Side Up Eggs Recipe for Healthy Breakfast

Master the art of creating golden, runny yolks with tender, set whites in this foolproof sunny-side up eggs recipe.

Imagine starting your day with a plate of perfectly cooked sunny-side up eggs, their vibrant yellow yolks gleaming like miniature suns. These classic eggs are not just a feast for the eyes but also a delicious, protein-packed breakfast option. Let’s dive into the simple yet crucial steps to achieve egg perfection every time.

Sunny-Side Up Fried Eggs Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (1/2 ounce; 14g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Begin by melting butter in your chosen skillet over medium heat. Tilt the pan to ensure even butter distribution, creating a non-stick surface. Gently crack the eggs into the skillet, being careful not to break the yolks. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cover with a glass lid. Let the eggs cook for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the whites begin to set. Remove the lid and continue cooking for another 1 minute and 30 seconds. The goal is to achieve fully set whites while maintaining runny, luscious yolks. Once cooked to perfection, transfer the eggs to a plate. Season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy your culinary masterpiece!

Pro Tips for Egg-cellent Results

  • Use fresh eggs for the best flavor and appearance
  • Room temperature eggs cook more evenly than cold ones
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices for variety

Delicious Pairings

  • Rich and Creamy Croques Madames
  • Kimchi and Asparagus Stir-Fry with Spam and Fried Egg

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