Sunny side up eggs are the quintessential easy breakfast. While they seem simple, to have sunny side up eggs at home with neat edges and a perfectly runny yolk, it is not easy for those who cook this egg dish for the first time. Don’t worry, in this article, I will instruct you how to make sunny side up eggs simple and easy to do for beginners.

1. How To Make Sunny Side Up Eggs


  • Eggs
  • Butter or oil for the pan
  • Salt and pepper


  • Small nonstick skillet
  • Spatula


Crack an egg and carefully slide it into a small nonstick skillet with melted butter or oil over medium heat.

Let the egg cook undisturbed until the edges start to set and get lacy, about 1-2 minutes.

Gently sprinkle salt and pepper over the top of the egg. Avoid breaking the yolk.

Once the clear gel starts to turn white around the yolk, reduce heat to low.

Continue cooking 2-3 more minutes until the white is completely set but the yolk is still runny.

Carefully slide the spatula under the egg and gently flip it onto a plate.

Repeat with remaining eggs and serve immediately while the yolks are still runny.

The keys are using moderate heat, cooking gently without flipping, and resisting the urge to rush the process. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to nail perfect sunny side up eggs every time.

2. What To Serve With Sunny Side Up Eggs

While Sunny Side Up eggs are delightful on their own, pairing them with complementary sides can create a well-rounded breakfast experience. Here are some suggestions:

Toast: Crispy toast is a classic choice. Whether it’s a simple buttered slice or avocado toast, the combination is timeless.

Hash Browns: The crispy exterior and tender interior of hash browns provide a delightful contrast to the softness of Sunny Side Up eggs.

Fresh Avocado: Sliced or mashed avocado adds creaminess and a burst of freshness that complements the richness of the eggs.

Sauteed Spinach: For a healthy option, sautéed spinach adds vibrant color and a dose of nutrients to your breakfast plate.

Bacon or Sausage: A side of crispy bacon or flavorful sausage links can provide a savory element that pairs perfectly with the eggs.

Fruit Salad: Balance the richness of the eggs with a refreshing fruit salad. The natural sweetness of fruits complements the savory eggs.

By following the steps outlined above. I hope that, you’ll be able to create picture-perfect Sunny Side Up eggs every time. Then slide them atop anything from toast to fruit saladfor a protein-packed morning meal.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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