Making over easy eggs is just that, easy! All you need are eggs, butter, salt, and pepper. Making this breakfast classic takes just a few minutes when you follow this How To Make Over Easy Eggs tutorial.

This recipe makes one serving for approximately $1.18. 

I love how versatile eggs are. There are a variety of ways to cook them. Check out my tutorials on How to Make Scrambled Eggs, How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs, and How to Make A Fried Egg

A fork cutting into an over easy egg.

Making an Egg Over Easy

Cooking eggs at home is the best way to get your egg just how you like it! Over Easy Eggs are similar to a Sunny-Side Up but flipped over to cook the whites on both sides. This creates an envelope of soft whites around the intact runny golden yellow yolk. 

These eggs are delicious served alongside a piece of toast. The runny yolk is the perfect dipping sauce for the toast. 

While this recipe only includes two ingredients and is somewhat simple, the instructions are essential to follow for overall success. If you follow the step-by-step tutorial, you will have a delicious low-carb, high-protein snack or breakfast in minutes. 

Eggs Over Easy Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $1.18

Recipe Cost: $1.18

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – $0.18
  • 2 eggs – $1.00

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in January 2023. All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Over Easy Eggs

***For complete recipe instructions and a recipe video, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, place the eggs on the counter for twenty minutes to come to room temperature. 
  2. Next, melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Then, reduce the heat to low and crack the eggs into the skillet.
  4. Cook the eggs for two to four minutes. 
  5. Flip the eggs over to cook for fifteen to thirty seconds more.
  6. Finally, remove the eggs from the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Over Easy Eggs vs Over Medium

The main difference between over-easy eggs and over-medium eggs is the doneness of the yolk.

  • Over easy eggs are flipped and cooked briefly on the second side, resulting in a runny yolk.
  • Over medium, eggs are flipped and cooked slightly longer on the second side, resulting in a somewhat runny or jammy yolk.

Which type of egg you choose is a matter of personal preference. If you like a runny yolk, go for over easy. If you prefer a slightly runny or jammy yolk, go for over medium.

Tips for How to Make Over Easy Eggs 

Here are some easy tips for how to make over easy eggs:

  • Use fresh eggs. Fresh eggs will have a firmer white and a more centered yolk, making them easier to cook and flip.
  • Use a non-stick pan. This will help to prevent the eggs from sticking to the pan and making a mess.
  • Cook over medium heat. Too high heat will cause the whites to overcook and the yolk to harden before the whites set.
  • Add a small amount of butter or oil to the pan. This will help to prevent the eggs from sticking and also add flavor.
  • How to know when to flip eggs. Look at the edges of the whites. When they are set and opaque, it’s time to flip.

Over Easy Egg storage tips

SERVE: You can keep the eggs out for about 90 minutes before they need to be covered and refrigerated.

STORE: Place leftover in an airtight container and store them for 4-5 days.

FREEZE: You can freeze cooked eggs, but be forewarned that the whites will be rubbery. To freeze:

  1. Cool the eggs, then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Freeze until frozen solid, about two hours.
  3. Transfer to a freezer-safe container or zipper-top bag and freeze for up to six months.

THAW: Thaw the egg(s) overnight in the refrigerator.

REHEAT: Place the egg(s) in a skillet with a teaspoon of butter. Place the skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until the eggs are heated through.

Egg Over Easy FAQs

What’s an over-easy egg?

It’s essentially an egg that is fried quickly on both sides. The whites are set, and the yolk is runny.

Are eggs over easy healthy?

Yes! They are high-protein, low-carb meal that is healthy. See the information at the bottom of the recipe card for full-nutritional value.

Why are my over-easy eggs rubbery?

If your eggs turned out too rubbery, they most likely were cooked too long and at too high of heat. Try lowering the heat and cooking for a shorter amount of time.

Are Over Easy Eggs safe?

Like any form of sunny-side-up or undercooked eggs, over-easy eggs carry a slight risk of foodborne illness because the yolk remains runny. Also, the yolk may not reach a temperature sufficient to kill any potential bacteria, such as Salmonella, that could be present on the eggshell or in the egg.

The risk of consuming contaminated eggs is relatively low, mainly if you handle and store eggs properly.

The finished Over Easy Eggs on white plates with bacon and toast.

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5 from 4 votes

Over Easy Eggs

Recipe Cost $ $1.18
Serving Cost $ $1.18
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
1 person
Making over easy eggs is just that, easy! All you need are eggs, butter, salt, and pepper. Making this breakfast classic takes just a few minutes.


  • Large non-stick skillet
  • spatula




  • Set eggs out on the counter to come to room temperature for 20 minutes.


  • Add butter to a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and allow it to melt.
  • Turn the heat down to low.


  • Crack eggs into the heated skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes until the whites are firm and the yolks are still runny.
  • Flip eggs and cook for 15-30 more seconds.


  • Remove eggs from the pan and season with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper (optional).



Serving: 2eggs | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 357mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I love these easy step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect over easy eggs! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Oh yum! These eggs look so good. Such an easy and delicious start to the day.

  3. This looks so good I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  4. Sara Welch says:

    Used these tips for breakfast this morning and my eggs turned out perfect! Looking forward to making my eggs like this from now on; quick and easy, indeed!