Perfect Over-Easy Fried Eggs: A Foolproof Guide

Perfect Over-Easy Fried Eggs - Simple and Delicious Breakfast Recipe

Master the art of the over-easy fried eggs with our fail-safe technique for achieving golden, fully-set whites and lusciously runny yolks.

Craving that ideal balance of crispy whites and velvety yolks? Look no further! Our foolproof method ensures your over-easy eggs turn out picture-perfect every time. Say goodbye to undercooked whites or overcooked yolks – we’ve got you covered with this classic breakfast staple.

Mastering the Art of Over-Easy Fried Eggs


  • 1 tablespoon (15g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a cast iron, carbon steel, or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Tilt the pan to create an even layer of butter. Once it’s lightly foaming, carefully crack the eggs into the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and let them sizzle for about 2 minutes, until the whites are nearly set on top and the yolks remain gloriously runny.
  2. Time for the flip! Using a flexible spatula, gently turn each egg over. A quick 5 to 10 second sizzle on this side is all you need for that perfect over-easy finish. Transfer your culinary masterpieces to a plate, add a dash of pepper if desired, and serve immediately for maximum deliciousness.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
122 Calories
11g Fat
0g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 71mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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