We "flip" fried eggs in the pan instead of using a spatula. It takes a
little practice but it's easy and fun once you get the hang of it. Kind
of like riding a bicycle, once you get it you'll say this is easy and
The secret to flipping eggs is: "lower the away edge of the pan
downward.... then use the edge to pull the eggs towards you".
How to Learn It
- Practice with toast first. Toast a piece
of bread and spend several minutes flipping it in the pan until you
can flip the toast from one side to the other without it flying out
of the pan.
- Practice with one (1) egg. Melt a teaspoon
of butter in the pan over a medium flame. Then gently crack open the
egg onto the melting butter. When the egg has firmed up some, lower
the "away edge" of the pan so the egg slides downward.... then pull
the egg towards you. Continue to practice the egg over and over.
When the egg gets too overcooked and rubbery, throw it into the
garbage disposal sink and start again with a new egg.
- Practice with two (2) eggs. Put a teaspoon
of butter in the pan over a medium flame. Gently crack open the
first egg and then the second egg onto the melting butter. Let the
eggs firm up and then lower the "away edge" of the pan so the eggs
slide downward.... then pull the eggs towards you.
- Practice, practice, practice. Go ahead and break
some yolks. The only way to learn it is... trial and error.