Fried eggs

Recipe by Joe Jones,easy Prep: 2 mins,Cooking: 5 mins,Serves: 1

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  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable (rapeseed) oil


  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Spatula



  1. Place a non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat and add a teaspoon of the oil.
  2. Once the oil is heated enough (around 10-20 seconds) carefully break the egg into the hot oil.
  3. If it starts to bubble and spit a lot turn down the heat.
  4. While it's frying, scoop up some of the oil now and then with the spatula or a teaspoon pouring (basting) it over the yolk.
  5. Continue to fry until the white is set and the yolk is covered with a white film and cooked to your liking.
  6. When ready, turn off the heat and remove from the pan onto a warm plate, or directly onto a roll or slice of toast, however you are serving it.


  • Energy

    615kj 147kcal 7.35%
  • Fat

    12.3g 18%
  • Saturates

    2.9g 15%
  • Sugars

    0.0g 0%
  • Salt

    0.27g 5%

Source of Protein

Eggs are a great source of protein, with one medium-sized egg providing on average 7.1 grams.

Vitamins and minerals

Eggs are a good source of vitamins such as A, D, B12, B6 and B2 as well as minerals selenium and iodine.

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