A Fried Egg on the Blackstone Griddle is the perfect food to upgrade your meal to another culinary level. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and nutrient rich food that can be easily paired with steaks, toast, or any other food you choose.
You’ll be happy with this tasty fried egg made in under 5 minutes. There is no beauty in the world that can match perfectly fried egg.
Don’t think that fried eggs are just for breakfast. They can upgrade virtually anything, from avocado toast to topping a big juicy steak to a layer in your burger tower.
A Blackstone Griddle makes the best griddle fried egg, and you can make several at a time. This is an important skill in making savory foods more interesting in a healthy way.
The very first technique that I learned growing up was how to fry eggs. In my family we would have contests on how to flip eggs in a fry pan without breaking the yolks.
Although frying eggs appear to be a straightforward task, there are many things that can go wrong.
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Choosing the Right Frying Oil
Using the right oil when cooking the fried egg is a make-or-break experience. If you use the wrong oil or wrong amount of oil, your eggs will not turn out!
Each cooking oil that you use will produce a different cooking result. Try butter, bacon fat, olive oil, vegetable oil, cooking spray, or your favorite cooking fat.
I recommend using vegetable oil or olive oil. Olive oil is my preference when cooking on the griddle.
The trick is to put a small amount of olive oil on the griddle. Then either lightly wipe off the excess olive oil with a piece of paper towel or spread evenly around the griddle with a griddle spatula to lightly coat the top of the flat top.
The trick is to create a non-stick hot griddle but not to have a pool of hot liquid that the egg is cooking in. I do not recommend using butter. Butter tastes great but will cause your eggs to turn brown.
How to Properly Crack an Egg
The first thing that you want is fresh eggs. Farm fresh eggs are the best if you can get them.
There are a few ways to properly crack an egg. You need to figure out which way works best for you.
First way, gently crack an egg on a flat surface. I suggest cracking the egg into a small bowl.
Hold the egg firmly in one hand and lightly crack it on a counter. Quickly hold the egg in both hands and use both your thumbs to poke into the crack but don’t go too far.
Pull the eggshell in opposite directions to split the egg open. Carefully, slide the whole egg into the small bowl and try not to break the yolk.
Look for stray shell pieces that might have fallen into the bowl. If any shells get into the bowl, use a piece of the larger eggshell to scoop out the stray piece.
Remember, eggshell attracts eggshell. The second way is to crack the eggshell on the side of the bowl.
Hold the bowl with one hand and the egg in the other hand. Carefully, crack the egg on the side of the bowl.
Break open the shell and let the whole egg slide into the bowl. Check for stray eggshell pieces in the bowl.
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I’ve used the bowl method for years, but I’ve found that the bowl edge push’s tiny shell fragments into the egg as it slides into the bowl.
If the egg yolk breaks at any points, set aside, and start all over again. An egg is delicate and should be treated tenderly.
Fried Egg Griddle Temperature
Always preheat the Blackstone Griddle for several minutes before using. The temperature will vary from griddle to griddle. Using wind guards will affect the griddle temperature.
Start on medium low heat but you might want to progress to medium heat once you get comfortable as the eggs cook. Properly preheating the griddle is important.
If the griddle is not hot enough, the eggs will tend to stick. If the griddle is too hot, the eggs will become overcooked and not turn out right.
Don’t Forget the Dome Lid!
A dome lid ensures the perfect cooking time for the eggs. Using an airtight dome lid when cooking helps retain the heat and cooks on both sides of the egg without having to flip it.
When you use a dome lid, it produces extra crispy edges on your fried eggs. If you are not a good egg flipper, then you will want a dome lid.
It’s so easy to use, and the dome lids can be used for so many things.
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How to Make Fried Eggs on a Blackstone Griddle
There are several reasons why I love making my eggs on a Blackstone Griddle. Once the flat top griddle is properly seasoned and you have cooked onions and bacon on the griddle, it’s time to cook eggs on it.
Don’t be discouraged if the eggs don’t turn out perfect the first time you make them. Practice, practice, and practice some more, is what I recommend.
Learning how to fry an egg is an art form in the culinary world. You can make eggs all at once for your whole family.
With the large griddle cooking surface, it makes cooking eggs super easy. Cook your eggs along with your other sides to make a complete meal, quickly.
Cleanup is a breeze when using a Blackstone Griddle.
How to Make Fried Eggs
Learning how to make a fried egg takes lots of practice. So, if you don’t get it right the first time, try again and again.
There are many variations of the basic fried egg. The most popular types of fried eggs are sunny side up, over easy, over medium, and over hard.
This will explain why these different kinds of fried eggs are so different. The types refers to the stages of the egg white as well as the stages of the egg yolk.
This is a “free-style” way of cooking a fried egg. You can also fry an egg on the Blackstone Griddle using the silicone egg rings which will turn out to be more of an egg patty.
For a full lesson on how to fry an egg using egg rings, check out my egg patties recipe.
Sunny Side Up Eggs
The sunny side up fried egg is named for its bright yellow yolk shining like a sun on top of the egg white. It’s briefly heated on a medium low griddle heat that’s been lightly greased.
Gently, pour the egg onto the hot griddle and season with your desired seasonings. This cooking method is used without flipping over the egg.
Cooking time can take between two and three minutes. You want the bottom egg white to be cooked crispy and the top of the egg white to be soft and lightly cooked.
The egg yolk should not be cooked on the top and the yolk should be completely runny. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.
Over Easy Eggs
Over easy eggs can be achieved in two ways. Flipping the egg over halfway through cooking or using a dome lid to cook the top of the egg.
After the griddle has been preheated and lightly greased, place the egg on the hot flat top. Season with your desired seasonings such as salt and pepper.
Cover with a dome lid to help cook the top of the egg. Or let the egg cook for a couple of minutes and use a griddle spatula to flip the egg over.
For an over easy egg, you want the egg white top and bottom to be cooked but the inside white should be runny or not cooked at all. The egg yolk should be cooked on the top and bottom, but the inside yolk should be runny.
Over Medium Eggs
Over medium eggs can also be achieved in two ways. Flip the egg over halfway through cooking or use a dome lid to cook the egg.
Preheat and lightly oil the griddle. Place the egg on the hot griddle and season with salt and pepper.
If not flipping the egg over, use a dome lid to cook the egg. Otherwise, let the egg cook for a couple minutes and then use a griddle spatula to flip the egg over.
For an over medium egg, you want the egg white to be set all the way through. No slimy egg white at all!!
The egg yolk should be cooked on the bottom and top, but he inside yolk should be runny.
Over Hard Eggs
Over hard eggs are fully cooked inside and out. After the griddle has been preheated and lightly greased, pour the egg on the hot griddle and season with salt and pepper.
Break the egg yolk but don’t scramble the egg. You can use the dome lid to cook the egg or use a griddle spatula to flip the egg halfway through cooking.
Depending on the griddle temperature, an over hard egg will take about 4 or 5 minutes to cook. The whole egg should be set with no runny egg white and no liquid egg yolk.
To achieve a fully set over hard egg, you will have a crispy golden brown outside layer.
Frying Eggs in a Nonstick Pan
If your pan has scratches or chips in the cooking surface, then don’t use the pan. When using a cast iron skillet, make sure the skillet is well seasoned and used often.
Don’t try frying eggs in a new cast iron skillet because the eggs will not turn out. When cooking eggs in a nonstick skillet, preheat on medium, pour in a thin layer of cooking oil.
Once the skillet is hot, crack the egg into a bowl (then pour into the pan) or right into the hot skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook to the desired doneness. Use a dome lid or flip the egg during cooking to achieve the kind of fried egg that you want.
Once the eggs are cooked properly, remove from the pan, and serve right away.
What to Serve with Fried Eggs
More Breakfast Recipes
- Egg Drop Sandwich
- Breakfast Pizza
- Scrambled Egg Sandwich
- Steak and Egg
- Quiche Florentine
- Egg Patties
Fried Egg – FAQ
During a typical egg-making procedure, it takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Depending how hot the griddle is and how you want the egg fried. Check the eggs every few seconds for doneness. Using a dome lid will help to speed up the cooking time.
Fried egg calories will vary depending on the type of oil that you are using. A fried egg is about — calories using a small amount of oil.
Blackstone Griddle Fried Egg Recipe
For the full fried eggs recipe and nutrition serving, click below.
- Olive Oil. 1 teaspoon
- Egg 1 each
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
How to Make a Fried Eggs on the Blackstone Griddle
- Preheat the Blackstone Griddle to medium low heat.
- Lightly grease the flat top griddle with your favorite oil such as vegetable oil or olive oil.
- Crack the egg into a bowl. Check and remove any egg shells.
- Once the Blackstone Griddle is hot, pour the egg onto the lightly greased griddle.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the egg to the desired doneness.
- Sunny Side Up Egg - cook a couple minutes until the bottom egg white is crispy but the top is uncooked and slimy.
- Over Easy Egg - cook until the bottom is slightly crispy, flip the egg over with a griddle spatula or cover the egg with a dome lid to cook the top of the egg. Once the egg white top and bottom is cooked but still slimy in the middle and the egg yolk is still runny, remove from the griddle. Should take about 3 minutes to cook.
- Over Medium Egg - cook the egg until the egg white is completely set and the yolk is runny. Cover the egg with a dome lid while cooking or flip the egg half way through cooking with a griddle spatula. Cooking time is about 4 minutes.
- Over hard Egg - once the egg is placed on the hot griddle, gently break the egg yolk. Do not scramble the egg. Just let it cook. Cover with a dome lid or flip the egg half way through cooking. You want the egg to be completely cooked inside and out. There should be no slimy texture to the egg and the yolk should be completely cooked.
- Once the egg is cooked to your desired doneness, serve right away while it's still hot. Serve with your favorite side such as toast, steak, or your favorite burger.
- Make sure griddle is hot before the egg is placed on it.
- Lightly grease the griddle but do not over grease it.
- Don't fuss with the egg as it is cooking. Trying to more the egg before it is properly cooked could result in a ruined fried egg.
- If you don't have a Blackstone Griddle, use a frying pan on the stove or a cast iron skillet.
- Serve a fried egg for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with your favorite side such as a hamburger, a griddle cooked steak, hash browns, or just about anything else.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 186mgSodium 653mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 7g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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