What happens if you Deep Fry an Egg?

What happens when you deep fry an egg
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Deep frying eggs are as delicious as they are easy to make. Contrary to what you think may happen, as soon as a cracked egg hits the oil, it actually stays together fairly well. There’s even a step you can do to ensure the egg stays completely together to ensure a nice yolk-filled experience.

What you need to Deep Fry an Egg

Deep frying an egg is pretty simple, that being said, the list of things you’ll need will be very limited.

  1. As many eggs are you plan to deep fry
  2. a small bowl/measuring cup to crack the eggs into
  3. a deep pot / deep fryer for the actual deep frying
  4. any seasoning you want to put on pre or post deep frying.
  5. Two wooden spoons
  6. Oil

Outside of pan frying an egg, deep frying doesn’t alter too much in equipment. The biggest differences is you’ll be using two spoons instead of a spatula. You’ll also need oil to deep fry anything.

How to Deep Fry an Egg

Here are step by step instructions to deep fry an egg at home

  1. Set your deep fryer to 375°F, or if you have a pan over the stove, you can even heat it up to 450°F. Make sure to have a thermometer if you’re deep frying over a stove.
  2. Crack one egg at a time, and keep them in a separate bowl/container/measuring cup.
  3. Have a paper towel lined plate for when your eggs are done frying.
  4. Pour one egg into the fryer. It’ll boil some, but it’s completely normal. Once the egg has been in the deep fryer for a few seconds, use your wooden spoons to curl the egg whites to cover up and hold in the yolk. You can fry multiple eggs at a time, but its easier to put them into the deep fryer one at a time, since you’ll be individually wrapping the whites around the yolk.
  5. Deep fry your eggs until they start to brown, which should start to happen about 1-2 minutes while in the deep fryer.
  6. Once you take them out and set them on a paper towel lined plate, you can wait a minute before they cool down enough to put on a plate to eat on. From there you can season your egg and cut it open to enjoy.

What Happens when You Deep Fry an Egg (Video)

To make this an even easier experience to learn, we’re providing a nice and short video we’ve found online that perfectly shows you how to deep fry an egg.


Hopefully by now, you have a complete grasp on how easy it is to deep fry an egg. We’d call it more of a over easy egg. You never necessarily flip the egg but because you’re folding the whites over the yolk, it kinda hides the yolk. Overall, deep frying an egg doesn’t require much more than an egg, pot, and oil. If you’re here, you’re likely interested, so we definitely recommend giving a deep fried egg a try.

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