Saturday, June 18, 2011

Over Easy Eggs, The Easy Way

Hey everyone! I've seen this technique for making eggs a few times on TV and finally gave it a try. Now, I've flipped my share of eggs at the Diner and at home, this is by far my favorite way to make Over Easy Eggs!
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Take your eggs out of the fridge and set aside.
Start by heating your pan for 4-5 minutes over medium heat (turn the knob of an electric stove to 5-6).
This is an 8" skillet.

Note: Every stove is different, it might take a try or two to figure out exactly how hot the pan needs to be and how long you want to steam the egg, but once you get it, it's very good!
**The key to this is letting the pan slowly heat to medium heat before you add the eggs.
**I use a non-stick pan. If not using non-stick you might want to add more butter or oil.


  1. Oh this I've got to try! My daughters and I love them over easy and I'm always breaking the yolk or overcooking. Thanks for the tip. Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablecaper

  2. Wow! I'd never seen eggs cooked like this. I am so going to try this. Breakfast for dinner anyone?

  3. we do our eggs this way too - covered and steamed so we don't have to flip 'em.

  4. Love my eggs in the a.m., or lunch or dinner! xo,

  5. Brilliant! I am *so* going to try this.....

  6. Good to know Lynn, Would you believe I have made eggs over light for my husband for 48 years and did not know this. I can't wait to try it. THANK YOU!!!

    We had some bad storms here and lost our net connection for four days. It is fixed now but SLOW. I'll take it. I sure missed being able to post and visit. Smile.
    Happy weekend.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  7. Great tip Lynn! I am going to try this tomorrow for breakfast!

  8. Wow I love over easy eggs but they can be so hard to cook! I will try this for sure! Thanks Lynn! hugs, Linda

  9. My husband will thank you..He likes over easy and it is always hit and miss when I do it. This looks fool proof, maybe I can finally be confindent every time, thanks. xo

  10. We eat a lot of eggs and I can't wait to try this. :-)

  11. OH MY GOSH!!! I love overeasy eggs, but I raise my blood pressure about 20 points each time before I even eat them - Ive tried to flip the little suckers - then my magic kitchen gnome who will remain nameless (cough-mr. foresterman-cough) has to come in and rescue them from I can maybe make them again without pressure!!!

    and yesterday i made that 1984 chocolate cake recipe you posted a while back - talk about MOIST!!and most importantly, I didnt screw it up, no rescuing involved!!! although it did stick in the pan, i must have not floured it enough...we just frosted the inside of the pan too and had doubles...

  12. I love over easy eggs this way. I do make them like this but when I want the kids to oooh and aaah over how cool I am, I flip them. They think that is really neat.

  13. Hmm, not more closing my eyes and flipping the eggs over easy. Only to find them torn apart!

  14. I've done that but with skim milk.
    It does work like a charm.


  15. My favorite eggs, and what a new simple method to have them just right! I am so going to try that - right now. Seriously, I'm going to the kitchen now and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I'm going to try this- I love eggs over easy but often break the yolks. :)

  17. my dad always made eggs like this so I have always cooked them this exact way...We call them

  18. Awesome! I love over easy eggs - especially now when I can get them fresh from the farmer's market.

  19. I SOOOO needed this lesson! Have NEVER been able to make eggs over easy but that's my favorite. Mine always end up a mess, not unlike most of my cooking.

  20. I've never been a fan of over easy eggs but my son is so maybe I will surprise him with some over easy eggs tomorrow! Thanks for the great info!

  21. Now you've made me hungry!
    Shel x

  22. Whow, Lynn, what a fabulous idea. I will try this because the eggs look so yummy and just perfect cooked. I have a pan with glass lid, that makes it easy to peek insidem, what's going on.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. We eat eggs often over easy. I like this method. This fool proof. Thanks for sharing.


  24. OMG, I can't believe how easy this is and the eggs are cooked EXACTLY as I like them. I always end up breaking the yolk when I flip them, it's so annoying. I haven't had breakfast yet, I'm going to try this - thanks!

  25. We love eggs over easy, so this is always a great tip to have on hand. I use a similar method, but mine requires running water over the bottom side of the lid, then popping it over the pan. It works also. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  26. That is how I like my eggs but if I break the yolk while cooking them I won't eat them. Now this would be perfect.
    Now I'm hungry. See ya later

  27. love it... i am doing this....

    happy to stop by today for a visit...i always love it here with you...

    happy sunday,
    kary and teddy

  28. Lynn,
    I will remember this. I always break the yolks.
    But now, that I have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, I'll be using eggbeaters again, so it won't really matter!
    (A perk of turning 50?)
    Have a wonderful day.

  29. I can't wait to try this, Lynn! DH would have eggs for breakfast, lunch & dinner if his cardiologist (and his WIFE!) would let him. LOL
    Thanks for teaching us how.

    Sorry I missed your Pillsbury Dough Boy cook-along. I was all set with a great appetizer recipe but then just didn't feel up to making it or posting. I will share it soon though because they really ARE delicious.

    Have a great week, Hon!

  30. I'm showing this tip later to my husband ..he's the official weekend breakfast egg maker! I think he'll love this!

  31. Eggs can be so hard to master. Thanks for the great tips!

  32. I call this method "a basted egg."and use it occasionally, but usually I just just flip my eggs over. I do love using butter for that special rich taste, although an egg cooked in bacon grease is still my absolute favorite! I'll probably die of a heart attack, right? LOL
    I'm very fussy about my eggs- our favorite server at the Bob Evans Restaurant we frequent keeps an eye on the cook. If she eyeballs my eggs as being too overcooked, she has them re-done before she brings them out to me~ Is she good or what? LOL
    hugs, Sue

  33. I actually learned this technique from playing Cooking Mama! LOL


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