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Crispy Fried Eggs

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Marissa


  • ¼ cup extra light olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Greek oregano to taste optional
  • 2 lemon wedges optional


  • Take two eggs and crack them into a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat until it reaches a light smoking point.
  • Now, turn the heat down to medium-low.
  • Carefully and quickly pour the eggs into the very hot oil and immediately step away from the stove. I'm serious. Those eggs are about to splatter hot oil everywhere!
  • After 10-15 seconds or so, the eggs should be calm enough for you to step back to the stove.
  • Grab a spoon and scoop up some of that hot oil to pour over the egg whites. The eggs will puff up into airy deliciousness while the bottoms crisp up. I cook my eggs for about a minute to a minute and a half; until the edges are golden and crisp and the whites are cooked.
  • Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. If using lemon and oregano, add that now too!
  • Repeat steps 1-7 for serving number two.
  • Enjoy!