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The 1 ingredient you need for the perfect fried egg

by Emi Boscamp / / Source: TODAY

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Eggs are the perfect food: So cheap, simple, nutritious and naturally delicious. A one-ingredient wonder. And that yolk. That yolk! When cooked to runny perfection, it's the ultimate sauce — on burgers, hash, pizza, greens, pasta, you name it.

But as simple as cooking an egg is, it is a delicate art. It can overcook or break super easily. The secret, in our opinions, involves olive oil and a spoon.

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Here's how:

Step 1: Pour 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan.

Pour olive oil into pan
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Step 2: Drop an egg into the pool of oil.

Drop egg into pool of oil
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Step 3: Let the egg start frying.

Let egg start frying
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Step 4: Season with salt and pepper.

Season egg with salt and pepper
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Step 5: Once the white is set, spoon the hot oil over the egg for 30 seconds.

Spoon oil over egg for 30 seconds
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Step 6: Serve on toast with avocado, maybe a little hot sauce — however you like it!

Cutting into a fried egg with a fork
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This way, you get the bottom all crispy, and cook the top without hardening the yolk or risking the flip. Absolute perfeggtion.

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