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SUNNY SIDE UP
1 Cook egg on low heat so the base doesn’t start to burn even before the top is done.
2 Cover the pan with a lid to reflect the heat, which firms the top of the egg more quickly.

HALF-BOILED EGGS
1 Use eggs stored at room temperature so the shell doesn’t crack in boiling water.
2 Add eggs to a pot of freshly boiled water and cover with a lid. Soak from 3 min (if you want the yolks and whites runny) to 5 min (for well-cooked eggs).

This article was originally published in Simply Her April 2010.