Using cookie cutters to fry eggs into fun shapes is perfect fodder for Instagram, but also an easy way to make a quick, tasty meal. See examples of the shapes I’ve tried and a general description of the process below.
- Cookie cutter(s) of your choice. Smaller shapes without small, thin details work best
- 2 eggs
- 2 pieces of bread
- Optional: garnishes and sides, such as cherry tomatoes and/or chopped potatoes to sauté for hashbrowns
Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: 15 mins.
- Toast bread.
- Place cookie cutter in the center of a frying pan. Spray pan and cookie cutter with baking spray.
- Crack an egg into the cookie cutter. Ideally the egg white will spread out and fill all the space at the bottom of the cookie cutter.
- Place over medium heat on the stove. The egg will begin to cook like a regular fried egg, but you won’t be able to flip it to cook the top without ruining the shape. So I typically cover the pan with a lid to allow it cook more thoroughly, but I don’t cover it for too long because the egg white over the yolk will cook through. This is because I like the yolk to show in my pictures, but if you want to let the top cook more, go for it.
- Once egg is cooked as desired, let cool for a minute in the pan, and then use a knife to carefully separate the edges of the egg shape from the cookie cutter. This is why the baking spray was important earlier – without it, the egg sticks to the cookie cutter and your shape will be ruined as you try to scrape it out (a lesson unfortunately learned from experience).
- Use a spatula to place your shaped egg onto a piece of toast. Repeat with a second cookie cutter, or the same one, and your second egg.
- Take pictures, tag me, and enjoy!