When it comes to cooking up eggs, there are a seemingly endless number of ways to prepare them. But one of the simplest and most delicious ways is to fry up an egg yolk. Follow these easy steps and you’ll have perfectly fried egg yolks in no time!
- 4 large eggs
- Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon or fleur de sel)
- canola or other vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- 4 small dill leaves, for garnish (optional)
- 1/2 cup panko
1. Carefully lower the eggs (shell and all) directly into the water bath. Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat and cook for 1 hour (around 65 degrees C). Remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Carefully remove the eggs from the pan and transfer to a bowl of ice water. Let sit for 1 minute, then gently crack the shells all over and remove.
3. Put the panko in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat 2 of the eggs and pour into another shallow bowl.
4. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
5. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to come 1/2 inch up the sides and heat over medium-high heat.
6. Dip each egg in the beaten eggs, then coat in the panko. Carefully add to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
7. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to the prepared wire rack. Sprinkle with salt and garnish with dill, if desired. Serve immediately.
If you're having trouble getting the shells off of your hard-boiled eggs, try this little trick: gently tap the egg on the counter until there's a crack all around the egg, then roll it back and forth until the shell comes off. It works like a charm!
If you want to make ahead, you can fry the eggs up to 2 hours in advance. Just reheat in a 350 degree F oven for about 5 minutes before serving.
For best results, use fresh eggs that are the same size. If your eggs are different sizes, cook them for different amounts of time to ensure they are all cooked through.
Can You Make Fried Egg Yolks Ahead Of Time?
Unfortunately, fried egg yolks are best served fresh. However, you can store them in the fridge for up to four days and reheat them in the fryer before serving.
FAQs about Fried Egg Yolks
Is fried egg yolk healthy?
Fried egg yolk is not particularly healthy, as it is high in cholesterol and saturated fat, but they are also a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. If you are concerned about your health, it is best to consult with your doctor or nutritionist.
What is the difference between a fried egg yolk and a poached egg yolk?
Fried egg yolks are cooked in oil or butter, while poached egg yolks are cooked in water. Fried egg yolks are usually softer and runnier than poached egg yolks.
Why do my yolks always break?
If your yolks are breaking, it could be because the heat is too high, the eggs are too old, or you are not using enough oil. Try turning the heat down and adding more oil to the pan.
How do you make a perfect fried egg yolk?
To make a perfect fried egg yolk, you will need to cook it on a low heat so that the yolk does not break. You may also need to add more oil to the pan.
Is 6 eggs a day too much?
If you are eating 6 eggs a day, it is best to consult with your doctor or nutritionist. Eggs are high in cholesterol and fat, so eating too many can increase your risk for heart disease and other health problems.
Does a spoiled egg float?
Spoiled eggs will float in water because the gas pockets inside the egg increase in size as the egg spoils.
I hope you found this guide on how to make fried egg yolks helpful. If you’re looking for more recipes that require a little bit of culinary know-how, be sure to check out our other posts. And as always, if you have any questions or feedback about this recipe – or any others – feel free to reach out to me. I love hearing from my readers and I’m always happy to help out however I can.