This is almost too easy to mention but my kids are suddenly taken with them, so what the heck. Fry an egg. Make toast. Put the fried egg between the slices of toast and eat. It actually makes for a pretty quick weekday breakfast. Much better than bowl of sugared cereal! You can add some cheese, too.
Put the frying pan on a medium heat. Put a small pat of butter in and move it around with your spatula (if you use one) until the pan is covered. If you’re only cooking one egg, only grease that part of the pan where the one egg will sit! (I’ve never yet worked on a level stove!) When the butter starts to bubble a bit and smell heavenly, crack the egg against the side of the pan and open it so the egg falls into the sizzling butter. We like ours with the yolks just barely set and we like them “over easy” where the egg is gently turned over and cooked for just a minute.
We cook them until the top of the whites have just begun to set, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then flip them over. Use the spatula if you’d like. Or impress your children and/or significant other by learning to flip them by lifting the pan off the heat and pushing it away from you and then pulling it back such that the egg rotates in the air and lands upside down. Oh–you will have started the toast at some point before this, depending on how fast your toaster works and how dark you like your bread. Butter it while the egg is “over.” Turn off the heat if any thing is taking slightly longer than you expect unless you like the yolks cooked through. (Some do! If this is you, you might want to actually break the yolks to be sure it cooks through.)
Eat the fried egg sandwich.