How to Cook Eggs on a Gas Stove

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Cook perfect eggs every time on your gas stove.
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Cooking eggs on a gas stove requires a little practice to prevent eggs from sticking to the pan or avoid breaking the yolks when you flip the eggs with a spatula. While everyone seems to like his eggs cooked slightly differently, the FDA recommends cooking eggs until both the white and yolk of the egg is solid to kill bacteria and prevent foodborne illnesses. Regardless of how you enjoy your eggs, practice your techniques until you feel confident in your ability to cook the perfect egg each and every time.

Things You'll Need

  • Frying pan
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Plate

Place a frying pan on the stove and turn on the burner.

Place a pat of butter in the pan to prevent the eggs from sticking to the pan. Wait for the butter to melt before you add the eggs.

Break the eggs into a bowl or cup before adding them to the pan. Scramble the eggs with a fork or whisk if you wish to make scrambled eggs. This will prevent you from dropping bits of eggshell into the hot pan, which may be difficult to remove.

Pour the eggs into the hot pan and tilt the pan gently to spread the eggs over the surface of the pan.

Cook the eggs over low to medium heat. Stir scrambled eggs while cooking until the eggs are firm. Cook fried eggs for two to three minutes and then flip with a spatula to cook the other side. Cover the pan with a lid and cook sunny-side up eggs for approximately four minutes.

Turn off the gas burner and remove the pan from the burner when the eggs are done.

Tilt the pan and use a spatula to slide the eggs out of the pan and onto a plate.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not want to use butter, spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray before placing it on the stove burner.

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