Okay, I’ve cracked it – here’s how to make a good fried egg. Get a nice fresh egg. Use a small frying pan. Use lots of oil so that the oil goes over the top of the fried egg. Use a lowish heat. This has the effect of cooking the slimey white on the top, and if you time it right, not the creamy yoke. So there you have it, the product of five years of Saturday morning English breakfast cooking wisdom condensed into, well, insert your own pun here.