sunny-side up

sun·​ny-side up | \ ˌsə-nē-ˌsīd-ˈəp How to pronounce sunny-side up (audio) \

Definition of sunny-side up

of an egg
: fried on one side only

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Crack in eggs and fry, sunny-side up, until whites set and yolks warm through and thicken, about 3 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Favorite Fried Rice, Whole-Grain Edition," 30 Aug. 2018 Most people here treat Paperboy's patio like their own front porch, lazing weekend mornings away with sunny-side up eggs, Texas hash, and strong cold brew. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Food Trucks in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018 For a really wild choice try the Waffle of Chaos, a Belgian waffle loaded with bacon, avocado, radishes, cheddar jack cheese, a sunny-side up egg and Sriracha maple syrup ($14). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 Another is a bowl of red grits that present as grayish, crowned with a mass of soft braised lamb neck and a sunny-side up egg tarted up with an acidic gremolata. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "At 3 Squares Diner there’s a dog that won’t bark," 12 July 2018 For perfect sunny-side up eggs, cook over medium heat, covering skillet with lid to capture steam. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Smoky Tater Hash," 22 Sep. 2015 Crack in eggs and fry, sunny-side up, until whites set and yolks are warmed through. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "30-Minute Recipe: Winter-Vegetable Rice Bowl With Fried Egg," 13 Dec. 2017 For an authentic ghost brunch, make scrambled eggs—sunny-side up makes Kat yak!—pancakes and orange juice, preferably strained through your see-through hand. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "What's New on Netflix in November—and 5 Things to Eat While Watching," 31 Oct. 2017 Spoon the spinach mixture over the oats and top with a sunny-side up egg., "5 Savory Oatmeal Recipes to Make Over Your Breakfast Bowl," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sunny-side up

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sunny-side up was in 1887

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English Language Learners Definition of sunny-side up

chiefly US, of an egg : fried on one side only

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