Rice cereal isn’t the only breakfast food distinguishable by a “snap,” “crackle” and “pop.” When a fresh egg meets hot butter, the spatter crisps the edges for the best fried egg — just like grandma used to make.
Start to finish: 5 minutes
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in butter to melt and swirl to coat pan.
Carefully crack egg into pan. Let bubble and cook about 45 seconds before using a spoon to baste edges of egg with hot butter. Continue to cook 1–2 minutes until whites are set and yolk is soft.
Season with salt and pepper before serving.