I love sopping up a gooey yolk with a thick piece of toast. In this video, see how I make my perfect fried egg. Yes, that's tons of butter, but I don't eat this every day!
Why butter instead of olive oil? Olive oil has a higher burn point than butter; the butter tells you when it's getting too hot because it starts to brown. Cooking the egg at that lower temperature yields a tender texture. Also, butter just tastes good! You can replace some of the butter with water, but then it splatters a lot. Another less-butter method is to put a lid over the pan to hold the heat and steam in: this works, but changes the texture.
How do you make your perfect fried egg? Please comment.