Learn how to make over easy eggs, that are as perfect as your favorite breakfast restaurant’s, in only 5 minutes!
Why You’ll Love This Over Easy Eggs Recipe
These over easy eggs are overly easy to make! I’m sure you’ve fried an egg before, trying to get the perfect runny yolk, yet in what seemed like just a few seconds, your egg yolk was a pasty, dried up mess. Well never again, ladies and gentleman, will you make another overcooked egg! This over easy eggs recipe:
- Takes 5 minutes
- Doesn’t require any fancy equipment
- Is perfectly paired with other breakfast favorites, like homemade Popovers or a sweet treat like Banana Bread Muffins
Ingredients and Equipment
- Large eggs – keep them cold until you use them.
- Extra virgin olive oil – olive oil helps the eggs not stick and cook evenly.
- Seasonings – just salt and pepper, or other seasonings…it’s your choice!
- Medium nonstick pan – a nonstick pan also helps the eggs not stick.
How to Make Over Easy Eggs
Full instructions in the recipe card; this is just an outline!
Preheat a medium-sized nonstick pan over medium heat.
Drizzle olive oil throughout. Crack the eggs in a single layer.
Cook eggs for 4-7 minutes until the whites are just set.
Gently flip eggs. Cook them on the other side for just 20-30 seconds.
Remove the over easy eggs from the pan right away. Season. Serve.
Watch How to Make Over Easy Eggs
Tips for Perfect Over Easy Eggs
- Enjoy right away: Serve over easy eggs right away!
- More than 2 over easy eggs: Use a larger pan and more olive oil, or cook the eggs in batches.
- Don’t have olive oil: You can use butter instead.
- Use fresh eggs: Fresh eggs have a firmer egg white, which makes it easier to flip without breaking the yolk.
- Don’t crowd the pan: Give each egg enough space in the pan. Overcrowding can make flipping tricky.
- Season afterward: Season your eggs with salt and pepper after they’re cooked. Adding salt too early can break down the egg whites.
How to Serve Over Easy Eggs
Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve over easy eggs:
- With a Breakfast Spread: Serve them with other brunch staples like Blueberry Pancakes or warm Cornbread Muffins.
- On Toast: Place the over-easy eggs on a slice of toasted bread.
- In a Breakfast Sandwich: Layer over-easy eggs inside a breakfast sandwich. Add bacon, Homemade Breakfast Sausage, cheese, or vegetables for a hearty meal!
- With Hash Browns or Potatoes: Serve them with a side of home fries.
- On a Salad: Place over-easy eggs on top of a green salad like this Apple Salad for a protein boost.
- With Avocado: Pair over-easy eggs with sliced avocado or make avocado toast!
- As a Breakfast Burrito: Wrap them in a tortilla with cheese, beans, and Avocado Salsa.
- On a Burger: Place over-easy eggs on top of a burger.
- In a Bowl: Serve them in a bowl with grains, vegetables, and a drizzle of sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Over easy eggs are fried on one side until the whites are set, then flipped briefly to cook the other side, for a runny yolk and a deliciously tender fried egg!
Fry the first side of the eggs the same as the recipe states, and then cook the second side for about 1 minute.
Fry the first side of the eggs the same as the recipe states, and then cook the second side for about 2 minutes!
Over easy eggs don’t store well. They are best enjoyed right away! If you have leftovers, store them in a covered container once cooled completely. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds (but know the yolks will likely cook through!).
Sunny side up eggs are fried on only one side whereas over easy eggs are fried on both sides. While both types of eggs have a runny yolk, sunny side up eggs typically have softer whites.
More Egg Recipes You’ll Love!
- Medium nonstick pan
- 2 large eggs cold
- ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste (or other seasonings)
- Preheat a medium-sized nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Once hot, drizzle olive oil throughout the pan. Crack the eggs into the pan in a single layer.
- Cook eggs for 4-7 minutes until the whites are just set. The whites are set when they jiggle slightly when poked.
- Use a spatula to separate the eggs if they’re touching each other, and then gently flip eggs. Cook them on the other side for just 20-30 seconds.
- Remove the over easy eggs from the pan right away. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.
- Over easy eggs are best served right away.
- Only want 1 over easy egg? Use half the olive oil. Need more than 2 over easy eggs? Use a larger pan and more olive oil, or cook the eggs in batches.