Butter-Basted Eggs

Basting eggs with hot melted butter promises a perfect sunny side up presentation, and deliciously nutty flavor. Serve these with toast or cheesy grits

Butter-Basted Eggs

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  • 2

    tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 2

    eggs, cracked into 2 small cups

  • 1

    tsp. fresh lemon juice

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped chives, for serving


1. Melt butter in an 8" non-stick skillet over medium heat until foamy. Slide eggs into the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, spooning butter over top of eggs, until the whites are just set, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer eggs to a plate. 2. Continue to cook butter until just beginning to brown, about 2 more minutes. Add lemon juice to the pan, swirling to combine. Drizzle lemon-butter mixture over eggs. Season with salt and pepper, and top with chives. Serve with toast, if you like.


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