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    Here's The One Thing You Need To Know About Making Insta-Worthy Fried Eggs

    Do yourself and your brunch game a favor.

    If you're like us, your fried eggs turn out a lot like this: tasty, but not necessarily at the ~Instagram aesthetic~ level you'd find at your fave brunch place or fancy hotel breakfast bar.

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    To see if we could step up our fried egg game, our editors at BuzzFeed Japan invested in an egg cookbook...

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    And flipped straight to the fried egg recipe, which divulged an important first step: Crack your egg into a strainer or mesh sieve!

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    Minds. Blown.

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    Naturally, we gave it a try:

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    Just as the cookbook said, the strainer keeps the egg ~together~, so it doesn't run all over the place.

    Then, we transferred the egg to a buttered-up frying pan...

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    And cooked it slowly for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

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    And voilà! We now have a beauteously fried egg.

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    For reference, here's how it compares to our non-strainer fried egg:

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    Note how the edges aren't burned, and the egg just looks overall plump and delicious AF.

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    And while fried eggs that look this good go great on just about anything, we like ours on a plain piece of toast:

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    Mostly because we'll definitely need something to help soak up all that yolky goodness, of course!

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    Uuuunf, just look at that flow!!!

    Got any other delicious tips on cooking eggs juuuust right? Leave yours in the comments below!

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    This post was translated from Japanese.