Getting a fried egg that looks straight out of a storybook – or your emoji screen! – is about much more than luck, and the technique extends far beyond a textbook crack. It’s still as simple and as basic as it gets, but Chef Steps tweaks common wisdom just enough to give us fried eggs straight out of a cartoon dream. Watch how it’s done!

So there you have it: butter, low heat, and slow and steady. Is this method how you make your eggs, or are you guilty of overheating them like the rest of us?