Fluffy fried eggs

Of all the ways to cook an egg the fried egg was the one I feared the most! This takes the fried egg to a whole new level!


4 eggs, separated
Oil for frying
Toast or spinach

Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Heat the oil and put in the beaten egg, dividing the mixture into four and making a hollow in the centre of each. Drop an egg yolk in the centre of each and fry until set. Serve on buttered toast or spinach.

It doesn’t say how long to cook or whether to turn them. I did turn them and think took about 7-10 minutes to cook. Think I may have overcooked slightly, could have done with slightly less time. I had whisked the egg white to the stiff peak stage, once in the frying pan you could mould it into a fancier looking shape with the back of a spoon for a more visual effect! It was looking like we were frying meringues until you add the yolk!

This was a great breakfast, the eggs were so wonderfully light and fluffy. I find regular fried eggs so slimy and unappealing, this was completely different, so light and airy. We just had with toast but for a healthier breakfast the spinach would be better.

Would I make this again? Yes, this is going to be the fried egg standard in our house!

7 thoughts on “Fluffy fried eggs

  1. Pingback: Savoury Meringue Eggs | goodfoodseeking

  2. Interestingly, I’ve only just found your recipe, but try this as an option: fry the fluffy white for 2 minutes, then in the oven (180) for 2 minutes, and then put the yolk on top for a further 3 mins in the oven. This way the white cooks perfectly, and the yolk stays runny.

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