How To Baste Eggs

They’re easier than over-easy but taste better than sunny side up. Basted eggs are the best eggs to make at home.

You start by making a sunny side up egg. When the whites are almost set, you add some hot tap water and a lid. The steam created from the water surrounds the yolk and cooks the goopy layer.


– butter or margarine – large egg – boiling water

Melt some butter in a non-stick skillet.


Crack in an egg.


When the whites are nearly set, add a drizzle of hot tap water or recently boiled water from a kettle.


Put a lid on the skillet. If you don’t have a lid for your skillet, a big sheet of aluminum foil will work.


Let it cook until the steam has cooked the layer of egg whites that is over the yolk.


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