The perfect fried egg may evade definition. Some like it with a soft white underbase, the yellow barely set. Others like it over easy, flipped to cook the yolk. While a wise few prefer a crispy fried egg.
In Nolisoli’s Comfort Kitchen series, food photographer Miguel Nacianceno devoted six weeks to perfecting his fried egg. In his episode, seen on our IGTV, he notes that the secret to the quintessential fried egg is a good nonstick pan and a substantial amount of oil over medium to high heat.
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“I’ve spent the last six weeks trying to perfect a fried egg.“ They say there is no better time than quarantine to pursue a hobby you didn’t have time for before. So photographer Miguel Nacianceno (@mignac_), lover of pan pizza and anything @toyoeatery, spent his time in isolation trying to perfect the art of frying eggs. Pro tip: Use a small bowl (or in Miguel’s case, a mug) to pour your egg into hot fat. What’s the perfect egg for you? Nolisoli Comfort Kitchen comes out Monday and Thursday nights on our IGTV. #NSComfortKitchen #nolisoliph
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First, he cracks the egg into a bowl—in this case, a mug—to avoid the dreaded broken yolk. Before pouring the egg into the pan, he flicks a little water into the oil. “If it sizzles, your oil is good to go,” Miguel says.
“This looks like a good egg,” he says of his fried creation, the edges laced with that brown crisp lattice, yolk intact. “I’m happy.”
Consider pairing the fried egg with almost anything—atop an open-faced sandwich, over a salad, coupled with kimchi fried rice or, in Miguel’s case, an all-day breakfast platter with bacon, mini bagels, cheese and arugula.
Nolisoli Comfort Kitchen comes out every Monday and Thursday evening on IGTV. Follow @nolisoli.ph for updates.
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Writer: BEA LEDESMA