It was just myself and the youngest here this weekend so dinner was simple; fried eggs and toast. You can not overstate the tastiness of a buttered piece of toast dipped into egg yolk. It’s a great emergency empty-fridge, low on energy, avoiding takeout, meal.
None of us are born knowing how to cook, and for a lot of us we don’t get a chance to pick up the skills while we are young. I once tried to boil an egg in the microwave. FYI, they explode when you try to take the shell off…and they smell… like rotten eggs.
Heat up a pan on medium-low to medium. Eggs shouldn’t be cooked on a high heat. You want to avoiding browning the egg too much, which makes it tough and rubbery.
Be sure to coat the pan with a modest amount of oil. I usually use olive oil, butter works well too. Julia Child was famous for her love of bacon fat.