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The Perfect Sunny Side Up on Cast Iron Skillet - The Indus Valley

The Perfect Sunny Side Up on Cast Iron Skillet

Most of us enjoy a crispy butter toast with a warm perfectly cooked sunny side up or a masala omelet for breakfast. It is a favorite breakfast for many people. The unfortunate thing is that we use toxic non-stick pans to make our favorite breakfast.

So what is the alternative? The Indus Valley's range of Super Smooth Cast Iron Skillet & Tawa is a great to make perfect eggs. We have worked hard on the design and built to ensure it has a smooth surface for cooking. Here are some steps to help you make the perfect sunny side up -

Step 1: Choose a good pan & fresh eggs

There are only two things you need to fry the perfect egg – fresh eggs and a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. One without the other will cause an eggy mess that will be stuck to your pan.

 

Step 2: Gently pre heat the pan with oil

Remember, that cast iron pans require a little while to warm up. But DO NOT heat the cast iron skillet on high heat, use it on a medium flame.

How to know if the pan is hot enough for my cooking?
Put your hands above the skillet. Now, count to 5. If you can count to 5 without feeling the extreme heat, then it’s good to cook. If smoke and heat are coming off the pan, while counting to 5, then it’s too hot to cook. If the pan is too hot, then food will stick onto the pan as the pores of the cast iron will open more. An egg is a delicate dish, so we have to be careful not to create a mess.

 

Step 3: Add your choice of oil / butter

Make sure to put enough oil in the pan but not too much! You can even use butter, coconut, and peppermint oil. Don’t use an oil like Virgin Olive Oil because such kinds of oils can’t resist the high heat. I love butter, why not indulge? 

 

Step 4: Add your egg, seasoning and cook

Remember cast iron pans continue to warm; therefore the next time you put in your eggs, make sure you lower the heat. All heat from the preheating session has heated the oil and pan enough to carry on and maintain them warm for a few minutes that it requires to cook the eggs.

Do not forget to add pepper, salt, chives, oregano and other fresh herbs. Cook it to a perfect crispy outer edge & soft liquid yolk. Once cooked just move it to a plate of your choice and enjoy the start to an "egg-cellent" day!

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