Eggs Sunny Side Up

  • Prep Time 2 min
  • Total Time 6 min
  • Cook Time 4 min
  • Serves: 2


  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil 15 mL
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    Add butter or oil to a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; swirl around until butter melts and begins to bubble.

  • Step 2

    Crack one egg into a dish, then gently slide egg into pan (try not to break the yolk); repeat with remaining eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 3

    Fry until edges of egg whites begin to turn golden and lacy, about 3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Sunny-side-up eggs are usually served with a bit of uncooked white clinging to the yolk; to cook it a bit on top, tip the pan so the butter pools, dip a spoon in and baste the yolks with hot butter until the clear white turns slightly opaque.

  • Step 5

    Using a flat spatula, lift out eggs and transfer to plate; serve with buttered toast.


Serve sunny-side-up eggs over a lightly dressed salad of field greens and chopped bacon.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (¼ of the recipe):
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 1 g
  • Protein 12 g
  • Cholesterol 385 mg
  • Sodium 460 mg