Make over hard eggs quickly and perfectly, following easy steps. Serve with any breakfast recipe or add to your sandwich; the taste and texture are fantastic either way!
In my family, everyone prefers their eggs a certain way.
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What is an over hard egg?
Eggs over hard have a completely cooked egg yolk and completely cooked white.
If you are like me and find a runny yolk to be skeevy, this is PERFECT for you. This method of cooking eggs is also the easiest to make as there is virtually no risk of over-cooking.
- Eggs. Any sized eggs will work for this method. I typically use large or extra-large eggs as they are what we buy from the markets.
- Butter OR oil. For most egg recipes, I would only use butter. However, any cooking fat will work with over hard eggs, including olive oil, avocado oil, ghee, or bacon grease.
- Seasonings. Salt and pepper.
How to make over hard eggs
Prepare the pan: Start heating it over medium heat, add butter, and let it melt.
Add eggs and seasonings: Then, once melted, Crack the egg in the pan. Sprinkle pepper, sea salt, or any of your favorite seasonings.
Cook the eggs: Fry the eggs for 3 minutes or until the egg whites become completely opaque. Flip the eggs and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
Serve: Now, take out the cooked eggs place them on a plate, and enjoy immediately.
Tips to make the best recipe
Always use fresh eggs: They have the best flavor and cook much better, too.
Use the right skillet: A cast iron skillet or non-stick pan is best as they remain hot during the cooking process and there is little risk of the eggs sticking to it.
Adjust the heat: I typically use medium heat for cooking eggs but if you are worried about over-cooking them, use medium-low heat instead. It will be a little longer, but it eliminates any risks.
Use a rubber spatula: When cooking eggs, rubber spatulas are superior to metallic ones because they make flipping easier and there is no scraping the pan either!
Serving suggestions: Any breakfast food works, but I love some bacon, avocado toast, or turkey sausage. I often add them to a breakfast sandwich (no spilled yolks!) and let’s not forget a drizzle of hot sauce!
To store: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to three days.
To reheat: I like to reheat the eggs in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Add them to a bowl and cover it with a paper towel.
More ways to enjoy eggs
Frequently asked questions
The 4 types of fried eggs are: over hard, sunny-side up, over medium, and over easy eggs.
Both egg whites and yolks of over hard eggs are completely cooked, and the yolk resembles the yolk of a boiled egg.
Yes, over hard fried eggs are completely cooked.
Over Hard Eggs
- Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the butter or oil and let it melt.
- Add the egg to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook the egg for 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, gently flip the egg.
- Cook the other side of the egg for 2-3 minutes, before carefully removing from the pan.
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