These sunny side up eggs might ruin breakfast for you forever. Once you’ve seen eggs in the shape of a wide-eyed, grinning cat, there’s no going back. Every other breakfast just seems bland.
The best part? You don’t have to go to some cat café or Instagram-famous restaurant to get them. All it takes is this silicone mold, which you can find at World Market, Sur La Table, and Amazon (and at the bottom of this page, if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your smartphone).
At first, this mold seemed destined for an “Expectations vs. Reality”-style meme. First, every photo on the package seems Photoshopped to the point where you start to wonder if the cat’s whiskers have been contoured, leading you to feel like this result is as unattainable as Kim Kardashian’s eyebrows. Second, a friend recently shared an image of someone’s attempt at using a similar mold to create skull eggs. The result was less than ideal (though, in my eyes, it’s perfection, because it’s gotten me through many a rough day). Just look:
While the illustrations on the back of the box seem deceptively simple, the cat eggs are pretty easy to master, as long as the egg doesn’t crack. Just use a ton of cooking spray to keep the eggs from sticking to the mold, and warm them over medium-low heat until the whites have set.
It really is that simple. Most fails come from cooking on too-high heat, scorching the eggs, or from breaking the yolk when you crack an egg. But even then, the failures can make for great ‘grams, so don’t let that hold you back.
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