How to Cook an Egg (Runny Yolk!)

How to Cook an Egg (Runny Yolk!)

Step-by-step tutorial on how to cook an egg runny-yolk style! 8 minutes, simple methods, PERFECT eggs every time!

Servings: 1 (Two-Egg Serving) Category: Breakfast, Helpful How-to, Protein Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Freezer Friendly No Does it keep? No


  • 1/2 tsp avocado oil (or other neutral oil with high smoke point)
  • 2 large eggs (farm fresh, organic, pasture-raised whenever possible)
  • Seasonings to taste (e.g. sea salt + black pepper // optional)


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add just enough oil to coat the pan, then carefully wipe with a paper towel to remove excess. You want the pan oiled but no oil sitting in the pan (this makes the eggs bubble).

  2. Crack egg(s) in pan and cook for 3 minutes uncovered (add seasonings — optional — at this time). This allows the whites to partially cook and the yolk to begin cooking slightly.

  3. Then cover with a lid in the last 1-2 minutes to help the whites cook while the yolk stays soft for a “sunny side up” with cooked whites.
  4. Serve immediately! Best when fresh. See serving options linked above!


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1 two-egg serving)

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.31g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 370mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Potassium: 140mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Vitamin A: 12IU
  • Calcium: 4mg
  • Iron: 8mg

Full recipe here.


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