A fried egg is an egg (usually that of a chicken) cooked by frying, typically in bacon fat, butter, cooking oil or margarine, for the purpose of eating. An egg is a round or oval body laid by the female of many animals consisting of an Ovum surrounded by layers of Membranes and an outer casing which acts to nourish The chicken ( Gallus gallus, sometimes G gallus domesticus) is a domesticated Fowl which is traditionally believed to have descended from Frying is the Cooking of food in Oil or Fat, a technique that originated in ancient Egypt around 2500BC Bacon is a cut of Meat taken from the sides belly or back of a Pig that has been cured, smoked, or both Bacon is a cut of Meat taken from the sides belly or back of a Pig that has been cured, smoked, or both Butter is a Dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented Cream or Milk. Cooking oil is purified Fat of Plant or Animal origin which is liquid at room temperature Margarine (ˈmɑrdʒərɨn /ˈmɑrdʒəriːn/ or /ˈmɑrgəriːn/ as a generic term can indicate any of a wide range of Butter substitutes The term "fried eggs" usually refers to eggs prepared so that the yolk is not broken; thus scrambled eggs, while technically fried, are rarely referred to as such. Scrambled eggs is a dish made from beaten whites and yolks of eggs (usually Chicken) In India, this type of preparation is referred to as a "poached egg", though this term is used to refer to a different preparation in most other regions. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A poached egg is an egg that has been cooked by poaching. No oil or fat is used in its preparation
Fried eggs are popular in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Britain and Ireland, where they are normally regarded as a breakfast food. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Breakfast is the first meal of the day The word derives from the idea of break ing the '''fast''' of sleep
Fried eggs are commonly regarded as breakfast food, often served on toast, or in a sandwich, often with bacon or sausages. Breakfast is the first meal of the day The word derives from the idea of break ing the '''fast''' of sleep Toast is sliced Bread which has been browned by exposure to dry Heat ("toasted" Bacon is a cut of Meat taken from the sides belly or back of a Pig that has been cured, smoked, or both A sausage is a prepared Food, usually made from Ground meat, animal fat salt and Spices (sometimes with other ingredients such as herbs typically packed It is also an essential part of the full breakfast commonly eaten in Britain and Ireland. Fried eggs are often served with ham or gammon steak as a popular pub grub meal. Ham is the Thigh and Rump of Pork, cut from the Haunch of a Pig or Boar. They are almost always cooked "sunny side up", though the term is not used locally.
North Americans may choose among the following methods:
A single sunny-side-up egg served over white rice is a popular side-dish eaten at lunch time in Latin American countries. Rice is a Cereal foodstuff which forms an important part of the diet of many people worldwide and as such it is a staple food for many In Spain, it is served with tomato sauce and called Arroz a la Cubana. In Brazil, a runny egg placed over a steak with a side dish of rice and black beans is called a Bife à Cavalo, literally "Horse-Riding Steak". A similar dish, with the name Bife a Caballo in Spanish, is also common in Argentina and Uruguay with fried potatoes and salad replacing the beans and rice. In Mexico, a popular breakfast starts with a fried eggs and a fresh tomato, onion and cilantro salad. Red chile is optional, or a blender style sauce.
The Russian version of fried eggs is called yaichnitsa (Russian: яичница). Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Multiple eggs are cracked into a saucepan or frying pan and cooked without flipping. The whites flow together and individual portions (one or more yolks surrounded by white) are divided up after the whole pan-full has cooked.
Fried eggs with ham, sometimes with salad, is a popular western-style breakfast item in Japan. Salad is a mixture of cold foods usually including vegetables and/or fruits often with a dressing occasionally nuts or Croutons, and sometimes with the addition of It is usually seasoned at the table with soy sauce or "sosu" (thick, fruity Japanese Worcestershire sauce), depending on the preference of the diner. Soy sauce ( US) soya sauce ( Commonwealth) shoyu ( Japan) or sillao ( Peru) is a fermented Sauce Worcestershire sauce (ˈwʊstəˌʃɪə wooster-sheer is a widely used fermented liquid Condiment first made at 68 Broad Street Worcester by two
Fried eggs are served atop the croque madame (distinguishing it from the croque monsieur), and also sometimes on other foods such as pizza and steak haché, in which case it is referred to as oeuf à cheval (literally "egg on horseback"). A croque-monsieur is a hot ham and Cheese (typically emmental or gruyère) grilled Sandwich.
In Korea it is common to put a fried egg on top of a dish known a bibimbap (mountain vegetables over rice, usually with a spicy pepper sauce). Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means "stirred/mixed Rice " or "stirred/mixed meal
Nasi goreng, one of the most popular dishes in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, is often served with a fried egg. Nasi goreng, literally meaning " Fried rice " in Indonesian and Malay, can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice to a meal including fried rice A fried egg served over white rice, topped with a dab of oyster or hoisin sauce, is also popular in east Asia. Fried eggs are also sometimes used in a Vietnamese breakfast roll. Bánh mì or bánh mỳ (ˈbʌn mi in English and ʔɓɐ̌ːɲ mì] in Vietnamese) is a Vietnamese Baguette made with Wheat and
In the Philippines, fried eggs are often cooked like a sunny side egg but the yolk is half cooked by sprinkling with salt and oil on it while being fried giving it a distinctive pink colored membrane. It is served in the morning with garlic rice and a choice of breakfast meat such as beef tapa, longaniza, fried milkfish, dried fish, tocino (caramelised pork), Spam, or corned beef. In addition, fried eggs are eaten in a dish called arroz a la Cubana, seasoned ground beef with raisins, cubed potatoes, tomato sauce, and olives, along with white rice and fried ripe plantains.
In India, fried eggs are known primarily as "poached eggs" but also sometimes as bullseyes as a reference to "bullseye" targets. They are commonly served alone or as accompaniment to a variety of dishes including appam, dosa, paratha etc. Preparation Regular dosa batter is made from Rice and split skinned Urad bean (black lentil blended with water and left to ferment overnight A paratha (or parantha) is a flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Bullseyes are commonly prepared over pans smeared with a variety of oils such as coconut oil and palm oil. Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is a tropical oil with many applications Palm oil is an edible plant oil derived from the Fruit of the Arecaceae Elaeis Oil palm. During or after the frying stage, they are sometimes sprinkled lightly with condiments such as black pepper, chili powder and salt. Black pepper ( Piper nigrum) is a flowering Vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its Fruit, which is usually dried Chili powder is a Generic name for any powdered Spice mix composed chiefly of Chili peppers, most commonly either red peppers or cayenne peppers Bullseyes are a common street vendor dish in South India. Some restaurants also refer to them as Egg Fry (over hard) or Egg 'Half Fry' (sunny side up).
Cover the bottom of a heavy sauté pan with a few tablespoons of some sort of fat (cooking oil, margarine, butter, bacon fat, etc. Egg in the basket or Egg in a window ( egg in the hole in Commonwealth countries and toad in a hole, eggy toast or bird's Sautéing is a method of Cooking Food that uses a small amount of Fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat Cooking oil is purified Fat of Plant or Animal origin which is liquid at room temperature Margarine (ˈmɑrdʒərɨn /ˈmɑrdʒəriːn/ or /ˈmɑrgəriːn/ as a generic term can indicate any of a wide range of Butter substitutes Butter is a Dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented Cream or Milk. Bacon is a cut of Meat taken from the sides belly or back of a Pig that has been cured, smoked, or both ). While the oil is heating, use a drinking glass to ream a circle out of a slice of plain bread with a good crust. When the oil is hot, add the bread and lower the heat. In a minute, when the bread is browned, turn it over and break an egg into the center, and sprinkle with salt, fresh black pepper and dried herbs (optional). Salt is a Dietary mineral composed primarily of Sodium chloride that is essential for Animal life but toxic to most land plants Black pepper ( Piper nigrum) is a flowering Vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its Fruit, which is usually dried A(n herb (ˈhɝb or /ˈɝb/ see pronunciation differences) is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties flavor scent or the like Cover the pan and cook until the white is just set.
In the American South and other parts of the English-speaking world, this concoction is often known as "egg in a basket" or "toad in the hole", not to be confused with the sausage and Yorkshire pudding dish of the same name. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive In Australia it is sometimes known as a "square egg". It is often a breakfast favorite among children. In New Jersey and South Philadelphia, this may be known simply as "Alabama eggs" or "Alabama-Style Eggs" (despite not actually being commonly eaten in Alabama). New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. South Philadelphia Nicknamed "South Philly" is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north the Delaware River In parts of Texas it is sometimes known as a "Popeye". Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. In parts of Alaska it is sometimes known as "Midnight Sun. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent " In parts of Russia it is sometimes known as "Australian Toast". This style is also referred to as a "nest egg," "nested egg," "framed egg" or "egg in the hat". Another variation is to stack two slices of bread and then cut a square out of the center of both and drop two eggs in, cooking thoroughly.
The 1918 Fannie Farmer cookbook says that fried eggs should be cooked on one side and then have molten fat spooned over the tops. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Fannie Merritt Farmer ( 23 March 1857 - 15 January 1915) was an American culinary expert whose Boston Cooking-School An egg cooked this way is sometimes called a "basted" egg, but that can also refer to adding a small amount of water and covering the pan, in order to steam the top side.
'Sunny side up' eggs have experienced a decline in popularity as fears of salmonella poisoning have become more prevalent. Salmonella is a Genus of rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria that causes Typhoid fever, Paratyphoid fever Some restaurants have added legal disclaimers to their menus, warning against eating undercooked eggs. A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. (In some of the United States, such as Michigan, this disclaimer is required to be present for all restaurants serving eggs. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. )
The term "fried egg" may also refer to: