Welcome to the third in my series on Cooking Eggs.
We’ve poached and we’ve scrambled and now it’s time to share a tip on how to cook Sicilian fried eggs.
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What you need is a pan, either non-stick or stainless steel. Add a little splash of oil, olive or coconut or any other oil that you prefer.
And you also need a spatula. In the restaurant we use a hardware style paint spatula which is terrific for use on the hotplate and for things like lifting fried eggs.
Fried eggs can be sunny side up, sunny side over, hard or soft depending on how you like it.
Ready to start
Once the pan is hot, add the eggs and there should be that lovely sizzling sound straight away so that the underside starts to cook a crisp base.
Turn down the heat a little and then place a lid on the pan so that the top cooks at the same time as the bottom of the eggs.
Using the spatula, gently lift the egg to make sure it is not sticking.
When checking that it is done, look for the lovely bubbles in the white while the yolk is a little bit runny. Try to avoid overcooking them.
My tip for Sicilian fried eggs – this is the way that my father cooked eggs when I was growing up.
When the bubbles appear in the whites, then lay on some shaved Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper and salt and cover with a lid until the cheese melts.