Hey everyone. I eat 2-3 eggs a day and I am just curious why can't I fry them? Everyone says this is bad. I never eat fried foods but I do like fried eggs because the yokes are runny. It don't understand does it kill the nutrients or something?
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My experience is most people are against frying because they're anti-fat. There is some debate about whether you should cook the yolks - better, perhaps, to eat yolks raw and cook the whites (is that the right way round? DYOR!) Personally I eat them fried, boiled, scrambled, poached and raw, so I think I have it covered. If I fry then it's very gently in olive oil or ghee - gently so as not to burn the oil.
If you like your yolks runny you should eat the yolks raw!
I find if you're gonna fry them use gentle/medium heat with coconut oil or clarified butter (ghee) for best results, I don't think that's unhealthy at all as long as there's no brown bits.
I only eat the yolks nowadays as i prefer to get my protein with lots of nutrients like from the yolks, or fish/meat
i've never heard of this. i eat fried eggs about 3-4x a week.
If you want eggs with runny yolks you could soft boil or poach them.
It is bad to over-cook eggs. don't do that and you are good. over-cooking is mostly a concern of oxideized cholesterol (which I believe is still not definitively known how bad that is: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2621.1992.tb05420.x/abstract)
As opposed to what? Baking? Poaching?
I imagine the main reason people say frying is bad is because they're anti-fat. Here in paleo one might say that if they are thinking frying = high heat, or if they think you're going to use an oil that's easily oxidized.
Some may arguing cooking the yolk can oxidize the cholesterol.