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. Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed To see if we could step up our fried egg game, our editors at BuzzFeed Japan invested in an egg cookbook... Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed And flipped straight to the fried egg recipe, which divulged an important first step: Crack your egg into a strainer or mesh sieve! Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed Minds. Blown. Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed Naturally, we gave it a try: Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed 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... Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed And cooked it slowly for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed And voilà! We now have a beauteously fried egg. Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed For reference, here's how it compares to our non-strainer fried egg: Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed Note how the edges aren't burned, and the egg just looks overall plump and delicious AF. Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed And while fried eggs that look this good go great on just about anything, we like ours on a plain piece of toast: Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed Mostly because we'll definitely need something to help soak up all that yolky goodness, of course! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Shunsuke Mori / BuzzFeed Uuuunf, just look at that flow!!! Got any other delicious tips on cooking eggs juuuust right? Leave yours in the comments below! For more translated content and BuzzFeed International goodness, subscribe to Inter Webz: our new bi-weekly newsletter bringing you the best of the 'net from around the world. This post was translated from Japanese.