Have you ever wished you know how to flip an egg in a frypan without making use of a spatula? How about turning it, so the egg yolk does not break?
If that has been crossing your thoughts recently, then you are on the right track to finding an answer to your question on “how to flip an egg easily”, I will share the detailed directions in step-by-step so you can make you “how to flip an egg” dreams become a reality.
I so much love fried eggs as a healthy breakfast or using it as a topper for lunch salads or power bowls. They are a source of extra protein, and those runny yolks are my favorites
How to flip an egg easily
Making the best fried egg, whether that’s sunny-side up or over easy is a sinch, and as soon as you have actually mastered those steps, it is time to move onto the next step which is: flipping an egg in a pan!
Best pan for frying eggs
The smaller the pan is, the easier and much better it will be to flip an egg.
A 7 to 8-inch non-stick pan is what I prefer for this task.
A large, non-stick frying pan will work perfectly if you are frying and flipping a lot of eggs!
What is the best grease to use when flipping an egg?
I have tried cooking spray, butter, and oil on both griddles and non-stick pans. Out of the 3, I have discovered that cooking spray is the best in giving the frying pan an even and comprehensive coat of oil.
It is necessary to spray the sides of the pan too, so the egg moves quickly when you flip it.
Butter and oil work fine too, nevertheless, ensure you have enough tot coat the whole surface of the pan.
Talking about cast iron pans, you will need a generous quantity of grease. I do not advise using spray on a cast iron pan.
Step by step guide on how to flip an egg
- Heat the non-stick skillet over medium heat for about 15 seconds, then grease, using 1/2 a teaspoon of vegetable oil, and swirl carefully to coat. Nonstick spray or butter can also be used for the coat.
- Crack 1 to 2 eggs in the skillet and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, and when the egg white starts to set (firm), swirl the egg around the pan gently so as to coat the surface with oil and prevent the egg from sticking to the pan.
- Pick the pan up and move away from the burner or the heating element, after all, you do not want to flip the egg over a burner as the oil can start a fire if it hits the burner.
- Gently and quickly angle the opposite side of the pan downwards and gently flick the wrist forward and then back towards you again in a very quick circular motion to flip the egg over. This needs a lot of practice, so don’t feel bad if you don’t perfectly get it the first time.
- Immediately the egg is flipped, cook for few more minutes or up until the yolks reach your favorite crispiness and remove it from heat and gently tilt the pan to slide into a plate.
- Season with salt and pepper, if need be, and enjoy your breakfast!
And easily, you have learned how to flip an egg and have actually flipped your first egg!
As said before, do not feel bad if it doesn’t work out as expected, just keep trying it and you will master it in no time!
Other fried egg recipes
Here are some delicious recipes you can also try out with fried eggs if you are a fellow runny egg yolk enthusiast.
- Huevos Rancheros
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Roasted Vegetable Savory Oatsmeals
- Butternut Squash & Chorizo Hash
- Hummus Tostadas
- Steak & Egg Tacos
You can perfectly flip your eggs directly onto any of these delicious breakfast recipes!
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