Would you believe that I've mastered many egg dishes, but I could never master a simple fried egg until now.
1 T. butter
1/8 -1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium to medium low.
When butter is melted, crack egg on a clean counter first and into pan. Cook for 2 - 5 minutes or until egg whites are opaque.
Remove eggs from pan with a spatula and place into a plate.