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.

I used to struggle with making perfect over hard eggs until perfecting it, and I’ll share my foolproof method today!

What are over hard eggs?

Over hard eggs have a completely cooked yolk and completely cooked white.

If you are like me and find yolks to be skeevy, eggs over hard are PERFECT for you.

But, if you aren’t a fan of the eggs cooked this way, try over easy eggs or over medium eggs.

Ingredients needed 

The ingredients you need to make this recipe are easily available in any kitchen. Here is everything you need: 

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

How to make this recipe

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make over hard eggs. Follow the simple steps below to make perfect over hard eggs: 

Prepare the pan 

Start by heating the pan over medium heat, add butter, and let it melt.

Add eggs and seasonings 

Then, once melted, add the egg. Sprinkle pepper, sea salt, or any of your favorite seasonings. 

Cook the eggs 

Keep cooking the eggs for 3 minutes or until the egg whites become completely opaque. Flip the eggs and cook the other sides too for 2-3 minutes.


Now, take out the cooked eggs and place them on a plate and enjoy immediately.

how to make over hard eggs.

How do you tell if an egg is over hard? 

When the egg is over hard, the yolk becomes firm with no yellow runny portion.

What is the difference between over easy and over hard eggs? 

The difference between over easy and over hard eggs is their yolk.

The yolk remains intact for over easy eggs, and only egg white is cooked. For over hard eggs, the yolk is completely cooked.

What is the difference between this method and a fried egg? 

Fried eggs can come in many forms: over medium, sunny-side up, over easy, etc.

Sunny side up eggs have the whites completely cooked but does not require flipping during the cooking process.

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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 over hard 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.

PERFECT Over Hard Eggs | Ready in 3 minutes

5 from 7 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 min
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 3 mins


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


  • 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.


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