If you love sunny side up eggs, try over easy eggs. Perfect over easy eggs have set whites and warm, runny yolks.
Carbs in eggs - under 1g per egg
Sunny side up eggs vs over easy
The difference is in the cooking techniques. Sunny side up eggs have yolks facing up. To cook them through, you need a lid. Without one, the side touching the pan can overcook, while the side facing up stays raw.
To avoid raw whites, try eggs cooked over easy. This technique gently flips the eggs to cook both sides evenly. The whites finish cooking, while the yolk remains warm and runny.
The difference between over easy, over medium and over hard
Eggs over easy
Soft, cooked whites and runny yolks.
Eggs over medium
Cooked whites and jammy, soft yolks.
Eggs over hard
Fully cooked eggs with firm, hard yolks and crispy whites. Also called "eggs over well" as in "well done".
Eggs don't contain enough carbs to spike your blood sugar. They are keto-friendly. If you are managing your blood glucose through diet and exercise, eggs can be part of your daily diet.
Only 2 ingredients, plus seasonings.
- fresh eggs 🥚
Choose the highest quality eggs available for best results.
- Salted or unsalted butter, your choice 🧈
- salt and pepper 🧂
Kosher salt or sea salt are great.
See recipe card for quantities.
- Use olive oil, avocado oil, nonstick cooking spray or bacon grease as a fat
It's important to use the right pan.
- nonstick skillet
Alternatively, use well seasoned cast iron pan or stainless steel pan
How to cook eggs over easy
Step 1: Heat a non stick pan over medium low heat. Add butter.
Step 2: Swirl to coat the pan.
Step 3: Crack eggs into pan.
Step 4: When whites turn opaque, carefully flip. Cook until the whites are no longer raw.
Gently slide eggs onto a plate and season with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy as is or serve with air fryer bacon and low carb buttered toast.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Frequently asked questions
An egg over easy starts sunny side up. Once the egg white begins to solidify, flip the egg. This helps the whites cook through evenly on both sides.
It depends on your tastes. Over easy cooks faster, but isn't as pretty as a sunny side up egg.
The whites are fully cooked. The yolk is warm and runny.
Because you gently flip the egg over so as not to break the yolk.
If you love sunny side up eggs, try over easy eggs. Perfect over easy eggs have egg whites that are cooked through while the yolk remains runny.
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in pan over medium heat.
- Swirl melted butter to coat pan.
- Crack eggs into pan.
- Cook until whites begin to solidify.
- Gently flip over with a spatula.
- Cook just until whites set and are opaque.
- Keep an eye on the eggs, don't walk away or they will over cook.
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: eggs
- Method: fry
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: eggs, over easy, pan, fry, keto, low carb, breakfast