How to Fry an Egg

Master a breakfast basic with these tips and tricks. There are multiple variations for frying an egg but former chef, Dominic Fasano, prefers the high heat to medium heat method. Try not to get caught up in the cooking numbers on your stove top knobs and it helps to learn the difference between low, medium and high heat. Not all stove tops cook equally so once you learn yours, practice will make perfect.

Steak and Eggs


  • ribeye steak, room temperature
  • eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


For Steak:

  1. Pat meat dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat and sear meat 3 minutes on each side. This will produce a rare steak. Let meat rest before cutting into it to allow juices to recirculate.

For eggs:

  1. In a non-stick skillet heat oil on high heat.
  2. Crack eggs singly into the pan. When the whites start setting up, cover with lid and reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cook until desired texture. Usually 3 minutes will produce a medium cooked egg.

Recipe by Dominic Fasano. Photography by Heather Kinkel.

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