If you want to keep your fried eggs tender start with 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a small 9-inch fry pan. More butter for larger fry pans. Let it melt on a low temperature and slowly crack the eggs in a bowl to slowly drop them in the frying pan. Spoon the melted butter over the eggs as they cook. I like my eggs to cook about ten minutes on low. Cook them less time for sunny side up. I like to crack the yolks on mine as they cook.