Heavy Cream Fried Eggs
Recipe courtesy of Emily Weinberger for Food Network Kitchen

Heavy Cream Fried Eggs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
Rather than cooking eggs in butter or oil, you can “fry” them in heavy cream and upgrade their flavor at the same time. As the heavy cream boils, the liquid butter fat separates from the butter solids, which then start to brown -- essentially frying the eggs and imparting a nutty flavor. Here, we season the heavy cream with fresh thyme, garlic and red pepper flakes, creating the perfect egg topper for avocado toast but the possibilities are endless. The secret to success is starting with a thin layer of cream in a nonstick skillet and a tight-fitting lid. If you don’t have a lid, no worries; a heatproof plate or a baking sheet will work just fine.



  1. Add the heavy cream, thyme sprigs, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper to an 8-inch nonstick skillet. Crack the eggs on top and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook until the cream starts to caramelize around the edges and the egg whites are just set, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover with a tight-fitting lid until the yolks are slightly firm but still a bit runny, about 1 minute. Use a spatula to remove the eggs to a plate; discard the thyme sprigs.