Want to Make Eggs Over Easy, Over Medium, Over Medium-Well, Over Well, And Over Hard? Here’s How

Today, we will be discussing one of the most common dishes in the world; eggs. So many people love to eat eggs but do not know how to make them very well. It also doesn’t help that there are many ways to fry an egg.

We’ve decided to share some interesting tips that will show you some of the different methods of preparing eggs. In addition, you will get step-by-step tutorials on how to make each one. Let us dive right in.

How to make eggs over easy

If you like your eggs with a runny yolk, you want your eggs over-easy. Follow these steps to prepare your eggs just how you like them.

  1. Step one: Break your egg(s) into a medium bowl of your choosing. It is better to crack your eggs into a bowl before transferring them to the pan. Cracking them directly into a pan makes it harder to ensure they cook evenly.
  2. Step two: Coat a nonstick pan with one tablespoon of unsalted butter and allow it to melt over low heat. Ideally, you should use an 8 to 10-inch pan to give the eggs enough room to spread out. Ensure you get the butter all over the pan with a brush.
  3. Step three: Once your butter is no longer foamy, add your eggs to the pan and season with a pinch of kosher salt and some pepper. If you like your eggs a bit peppery, then you could hold off on adding the pepper until you flip the eggs.
  4. Step four: Here comes the tricky park, knowing when to flip. You have to wait until the egg whites are cooked and set before you flip. You know if your egg whites are done when the color changes from transparent to opaque. Once there is only about half an inch of uncooked egg whites surrounding the yolk, you can flip.
  5. Step five: Flip the eggs one at a time by sliding a spatula under the egg and make sure it is under the yolk before you flip.
  6. Step six: Allow your eggs to cook for about 15 to 20 seconds until the whites are fully set. Then, slide them on a plate and enjoy your over-easy eggs!

How to make eggs over medium

Being part of the over-medium-eggs club means you like your eggs runny, but only slightly. Kind of like jam. Here is how to make over-medium eggs.

  1. Step one: Heat one tablespoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Just like with over-easy eggs, the pan should be 8 to 10 inches wide.
  2. Step two: Crack your egg(s) into a bowl and transfer it to the pan after the butter melts. Season the eggs to your taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Step three: Cook on one side for about 2 to 3 minutes before flipping. You want the egg whites to be done, and the edges curled slightly upwards. After flipping, cook on the other side for about 1 to 2 minutes, and then serve.

How to make eggs over medium-well

Is there such a thing as over medium-well eggs? We use this to refer to eggs that are not runny but not thoroughly set.

When the yolk has a soft, gooey quality to it but does not run over the plate, then you could refer to it as over medium-well. If this is how you like your eggs, then achieving it is a no-brainer.

All you have to do is follow the recipe this recipe:

  1. Step one: Heat one tablespoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Just like with over-easy eggs, the pan should be 8 to 10 inches wide.
  2. Step two: Crack your egg(s) into a bowl and transfer it to the pan after the butter melts. Season the eggs to your taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Step three: Cook on one side for about 3 minutes before flipping. You want the egg whites to be done, and the edges curled slightly upwards. After flipping, cook on the other side for about 3 minutes, and then serve. This ensures it is cooked long enough not to run but not as cooked as over well eggs.

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How to make eggs over well

For eggs to be over-well cooked, you would have to cook them so that they are fully cooked but not hard and crumbly like hard-boiled eggs. If you like your eggs over-well, here’s what to do:

  1. Step one: Prepare your nonstick pan by coating it with one tablespoon of butter and place over medium-low heat.
  2. Step two: Break the egg(s) into a bowl and transfer them to the pan after the butter melts completely.
  3. Step three: Cook on one side until the egg whites are completely set and have a bit of browning, then flip to the other side and repeat the process. You can gently press down on the yolk to gauge how hard it is but be careful not to break it.

Generally, you should cook for 3 to 4 minutes on both sides to get your desired consistency. Once it is done, serve hot!

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How to make eggs over hard

Over hard eggs are similar to hard-boiled eggs and are also super tasty. If you like your eggs cooked over-hard, follow these steps.

  1. Step one: Coat your nonstick pan with half a tablespoon of butter and set it over medium heat.
  2. Step two: Crack your eggs into a bowl and transfer them to the pan when the butter melts.
  3. Step three: Cook on one side until the egg whites are completely set with some browning. This often takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Step four: Flip to the other side to cook for a few more minutes. After 1 minute, gently press down on the yolk until it breaks. You want to make sure it is cooked.

After it breaks, allow it to cook for another minute or two. Then, serve hot!

Some helpful tips to remember:

First, be sure to use a nonstick pan. We mentioned this throughout the article, but it is necessary to remember that using a nonstick pan means less butter. You also do not have to worry about your eggs sticking to the pan when cooking.

You do not have to use butter in your eggs unless you want to. You could use oil instead. You call the shots!

If you do not have steady hands, avoid pressing down on the egg yolk when cooking unless they are over-hard eggs. You do not want them to break.

Well, that is it. Make your perfect eggs, and have lots of fun while doing it!