I learned this technique from my sister many years ago. Up until that time, I always thought you had to either splash bacon grease on them or flip them to get that perfect fried egg. Recently I showed a friend how to do this and she was pretty impressed and uses the method ever since. the steps are: 1. Heat griddle/pan to desired temp. 2. Grease pan if necessary. 3. Break egg on frying surface, salt and pepper to taste. 4. Place pan lid with a small amount of water over the egg. The water turns to steam and cooks the top of the egg. 5. Cook for a minute or so...depending on your desired state of "doneness".