Over Hard Eggs

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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! 

over hard eggs.

In my family, everyone prefers their eggs a certain way.

While several love them over-easy, others are right in the over-medium camp; one loves them sunny side up, and a couple love hard boiled eggs. Myself? I’m partial to over-hard eggs! 

Table of Contents
  1. What is an over hard egg?
  2. Ingredients needed 
  3. How to make over hard eggs 
  4. Tips to make the best recipe
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More ways to enjoy eggs
  7. Frequently asked questions 
  8. Over Hard Eggs (Recipe Card)

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. 

Ingredients needed 

  • 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.

how to make over hard eggs.

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!

Storage instructions

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.

eggs over hard.

More ways to enjoy eggs

Frequently asked questions 

What are the 4 types of fried eggs? 

The 4 types of fried eggs are: over hard, sunny-side up, over medium, and over easy eggs. 

What do these eggs look like?

Both egg whites and yolks of over hard eggs are completely cooked, and the yolk resembles the yolk of a boiled egg. 

Are these eggs fully cooked?

Yes, over hard fried eggs are completely cooked. 

over hard eggs recipe.

Over Hard Eggs

5 from 8 votes
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! 
Servings: 1 egg
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 3 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1eggCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSodium: 249mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 0.03gVitamin A: 396IUCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    I really like eggs in general, but I love fried eggs. I love them in butter; they’re the best. Runny yolks used to really gross me out when I was a kid, but now I love them. I must say that I can’t eat over-hard eggs because I find them a bit too dry for my taste. I wouldn’t go for sunny side up either, but I think I would prefer over-easy or over-medium eggs .