Fried eggs should be easy, right? The perfectly cooked fried egg requires only a few basic necessities, like a non-stick pan and medium heat, and you’re pretty much golden after that. You can follow some other techniques, like covering the pan halfway through to fully cook the whites, adding a few drops of water to the pan, or flipping the egg if you want eggs over-easy. As long as you avoid some simple mistakes, like dropping your eggs into the pan from too great a distance, you’re bound to end up with some stellar eggs — at least after a few breakfasts worth of practice.
While getting the perfectly cooked fried eggs might be easy, achieving the perfectly shaped fried egg is a different story. Forming a perfect disk in the pan isn’t as easy as it sounds. Inevitably, the whites run this way or that, spreading out unevenly and leaving you with a less-than perfect circle when it comes time to slide the egg onto your plate. Leave it to Reddit to find a dead easy solution:
“Cook your eggs in onion rings for a perfectly shaped fried egg ready to go into a sandwich,” advises Reddit user AOL_. (No affiliation with AOL the media company).
As fried-egg freaks here at HuffPost Taste, we immediately put this food hack to the test after seeing it on Reddit and sharing a moment of collective jaw-drop. This Reddit user was right: It works like a charm. Not only does the white form a perfect disk inside the onion, but the sturdy onion ring makes flipping the egg so much easier. Whether you flip or not, this trick delivers.