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!
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.
The ingredients you need to make this recipe are easily available in any kitchen. Here is everything you need:
- 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 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.
More ways to enjoy eggs
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.
PERFECT Over Hard Eggs | Ready in 3 minutes
- 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.