If you love fried eggs and want them fast, make over medium eggs. Perfect over medium eggs have soft yolks and crispy edges.
Carbs in eggs - under 1g per egg
The difference between over easy, over medium and over hard
Eggs over easy
Over easy eggs are fried eggs that are flipped over once, and cooked just until the whites have set. They have runny yolks.
Eggs over medium
These are fried eggs that are flipped over once, and cooked until the yolks become slightly firm. They sometimes have slightly runny yolks.
Eggs over hard
Over hard fried eggs are flipped over and fully cooked on both sides. The yolks are firm and hard. Also called "eggs over well" as in "well done".
Low carb eggs are keto-friendly, perfect if you love eggs. See the nutrition facts label in the recipe card below.
You don't need much more than eggs and butter.
- fresh eggs 🥚
Choose the highest quality eggs available for best results.
- butter 🧈
- salt and pepper 🧂
See recipe card for quantities.
- Instead of butter, use olive oil, avocado oil, nonstick cooking spray or bacon grease
It's important to use the right pan.
- non stick skillet
A well seasoned cast iron pan or well buttered stainless steel pan will also work.
How to cook over medium eggs
Step 1: Heat a non stick pan. Add butter. Melt butter over medium heat.
Step 2: Swirl melted butter to coat the pan.
Step 3: Crack eggs into pan.
Step 4: Cook eggs.
Step 5: Use a spatula to separate the eggs.
Step 6: Flip eggs.
Step 7: Touch egg yolk.
Step 8: Eggs are completely cooked when whites are firm and opaque.
For a delicious breakfast sprinkle salt and freshly cracked black pepper over eggs. Eat eggs as is or serve with air fryer bacon for breakfast! These are perfect eggs for avocado toast! The yolks are slightly firm, but not runny.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Frequently asked questions
Eggs over medium well are the same as over medium eggs. They are flipped once and cooked until the whites set and the yolk is no longer runny.
If you love fried eggs and want them fast, make over medium eggs. Perfect over medium eggs have a soft, jammy yolk and crispy edges.
- 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 turn opaque.
- Flip over.
- Cook until yolks are slightly firm to touch, about 2 minutes on each side.
- Cook eggs until yolks are slightly firm to the touch
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: eggs
- Method: fry
- Cuisine: American
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