fried egg

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A fried egg, sunny side up


fried egg (plural fried eggs)

  1. An egg that has been shallow-fried on one or both sides.
    • 1997 03/20, Kristin Eddy, “EGGS a dozen ways”, Atlanta Journal Constitution:
      It's difficult to have a perfectly cooked, cooked-through fried egg because, by the time the yolk has coagulated, or set, the white is overcooked. You'll usually have to settle for either a runny yolk or a tough white.
    • 1997 04/16, JANET FLETCHER, “FLEETING PLEASURES; The first blush of spring's harvest”, San Francisco Chronicle:
      Carefully break the egg into a bowl, [] Cook until the egg white is set, then turn and cook briefly. The yolk should still be runny. [] Top with the fried egg.
    • 2004 Autumn, Julie Keith, “Pneumonia”, The Hudson Review, volume 57, Iss. 3, page 440: 
      "Your dad said you should have a fried egg. He's gone to work awhile back. You want one or two?" I hesitated, and she must have caught a look of distaste on my face, for she added amiably, "Or you like scrambled better?"
  2. (golf, slang) A golf ball half-buried in sand in a bunker.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Commonly referred to in parts of the US as "egg, sunny side up" or "egg, over easy".


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