Calorie Count for Fried Eggs

Fried eggs with bacon on the wooden table
Two fried eggs with bacon on a plate. (Image: AlexPro9500/iStock/Getty Images)

The calorie count for an egg depends primarily on its size, which may vary considerably. A fried egg will have significantly more calories from fat than a raw egg due to the cooking oil. Fried eggs also have a large amount of cholesterol, although this is concentrated in the yolk.

Preparation

A fried egg typically requires a small amount of vegetable oil to keep it from sticking to the pan. Heat the pan on a burner at medium heat and crack the egg open. Place the contents of the egg into the pan without breaking the yolk. Cook the egg until the yolk reaches the consistency you desire.

Serving Size

This nutritional information is based on a medium egg. Eggs are graded by size, and the contents of a medium egg weigh about 1½ ounces. The nutritional information includes a minimal amount of oil but no other ingredients.

Cholesterol

A medium fried egg contains 210 mg of cholesterol. The daily value (DV) for cholesterol is about 300 mg, so 1 fried egg provides about 70 percent of the DV for cholesterol.

Total Calories

A fried egg contains a total of 92 calories. This provides 4.5 percent of the DV for total calories based on a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Fat

A fried egg contains about 7 grams of fat, including the fat in the yolk and the oil needed to fry the egg. Each gram of fat has 9 calories, so a fried egg contains 63 calories from fat. Saturated fats account for 2 grams and unsaturated fats account for the remaining 5 grams. A fried egg provides 11 percent of the DV for total fat and 10 percent of the DV for saturated fat.

Protein

A fried egg contains about 6.3 grams of protein. A gram of protein has about 4 calories, so a fried egg contains 25 calories from protein. This provides 13 percent of the DV for protein.

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