Fun-Shaped Fried Eggs

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Steps:

  • 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!

 

 

 

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