This Is The Best Way To Make Eggs, According To Chef José Andrés

If José Andrés tells you he knows the best way to cook eggs, you can believe it's true. And if he can teach you some of his breakfast magic in a 60-second TikTok video, you'd be a fool not to listen.

The Spanish-born Andrés is credited with introducing classic and avant-garde interpretations of tapas to the U.S. (via 50 Best). He hosted his own cooking show, Made in Spain and has three James Beard Awards under his belt (including Outstanding Chef) as well as two Michelin stars each for his minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C., and Somni in Los Angeles. A creative superpower, Andrés has created dozens of restaurants under his ThinkFoodGroup brand and has a net worth of $50 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).

So what is a world-class chef and superstar of the food world doing on TikTok, anyway? Teaching us how to improve our cooking skills, of course. 

José Andrés has actually posted several TikTok videos to help mere kitchen mortals up their games. From "how to peel a tomato" to his gleeful, barefoot instruction in making chicken and cauliflower — cooking greatness starts by following his account.

Andrés most-watched video is on how to bake an egg

With more than 2.9 million views, José Andrés' most-watched video is about how to make baked eggs. He starts with butter — a lot of it — and he spreads it with his fingers around the bottom of an oven-safe pan. This is just one great example of how relaxed Andrés is in the kitchen. He adds a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese to the pan, but you can use any cheese you have on hand. He then recommends sprinkling in a little salt, and cracks some eggs in (he uses four and doesn't stress when a yolk breaks) into the pan. After adding a little more salt, he shows where the magic comes in by pouring some milk over the whole thing (no measuring needed!). Finally, he encourages you to intermittently top the whole thing with a few slices of whatever cheese is in your refrigerator.

Put your pan of eggs, cheese and milk a preheated, 350-degree oven, and set the timer for five minutes. Then take a couple of slices of your favorite bread (José uses brioche), drizzle on some olive oil, and set them on the oven rack next to the eggs to toast.

When your timer goes off, your eggs should look "nice and shiny and runny," perfect for scooping by the spoonful onto the toast. "People of TikTok! People of America!" Andrés announces,"We are ready to eat! These eggs are gonna change your life forever!"

Don't they look amazing?