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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.
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 a matter of minutes.
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.
How To Make Over Easy Eggs
- First, place the eggs on the counter for twenty minutes to come to room temperature.
- Next, melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat.
- Then, reduce the heat to low and crack the eggs into the skillet.
- Cook the eggs for two to four minutes.
- Flip the eggs over to cook for fifteen to thirty seconds more.
- Finally, remove the eggs from the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- This recipe calls for just two simple ingredients: butter and eggs. You can also add salt and pepper to taste.
- Instead of butter, you can use vegetable oil or bacon grease.
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:
- Cool the eggs, then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Freeze until frozen solid, about two hours.
- 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.
It’s essentially an egg that is fried quickly on both sides. The whites are set, and the yolk is runny.
Yes! Over Easy Eggs are a high-protein, low-carb meal that is healthy. See the information at the bottom of the recipe card for full-nutritional value.
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.
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Over Easy Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 Eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste optional
SET OUT EGGS:
- 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).