Originally Posted by Andy M
A few basic steps to get stick-free cooking with a metal (uncoated) skillet.
1. The pan must be completely clean. Any food residue remaining in the pan will become a sticking point.
2. The pan must be fully heated before you add any food.
3. The fat you use must also be fully heated in the heated pan before you add any food.
4. Add the raw egg(s) to the pan and let it sit in the hot fat for a bit. Swirl the pan around to ensure the cooking egg is not stuck.
I use an aluminum pan to cook eggs...A Lincoln Ware 4007... When the above is followed, the Failure rate (eggs sticking) is almost Zero.
After you swirl to ensure there is no sticking...quickly flip and turn the heat to low...Pour your coffee, and plate your grits etc. ..Eggs are ready...Time to eat.
When I eat eggs...mostly on week-ends, the first thing I do when I walk in the kitchen is to break two eggs into a bowl...Let them set (warm up a bit) while you get everything else ready...Then fry them. HTH