Over Medium Eggs


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Learn how to make perfect over medium eggs in just 4 simple steps. Easy instructions, simple ingredients, yet restaurant-worthy texture and taste! 

over medium eggs.

What could be a better breakfast besides perfectly cooked over medium eggs?

I love my eggs this way because the completely cooked egg white and partially cooked yolk is just perfect to dip your toast in! 

What is over medium eggs? 

Over medium eggs are cooked exactly like over easy eggs, including the flipping. However, the egg yolk is where they differ. With this kind of egg, the yolk is mostly cooked but the exterior is somewhat firm. 

The yolk looks similar to a soft boiled egg. If you’d like a harder yolk, try over hard eggs.

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

The difference among these three kinds of fried eggs is how well cooked the yolk is. Here is how their yolk differentiates them: 

Over easy: Egg white is cooked, and egg yolk is kept runny. 

Over medium: Egg yolk is partially boiled, with hard cooked edges and uncooked center. The egg white is also cooked. 

Over hard: The egg is cooked by flipping until the yolk is completely cooked, similar to a hard-boiled egg. 

Ingredients needed 

You’ll just need 4 ingredients to make this recipe. However, you can add more spices if you like. Here is everything you’ll need: 

  • Eggs
  • Butter or oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to make eggs over medium? 

Making eggs over medium is simple: just ensure you have non-stick crockery to avoid eggs sticking and breaking while you cook. Follow these step-by-step instructions: 

Step 1- Coat the pan with oil/butter 

Start by heating the pan over medium heat, then add butter or oil to coat the pan surface evenly. 

Step 2- Cook eggs

Next, add eggs directly to the pan or crack in a small bowl if you want to keep the yolk in the middle of the egg. Season the eggs with salt and pepper then cook them until the whites are set. Flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes. 


Now, transfer eggs to a plate and serve with your favorite breakfast foods. 

how to make over medium eggs.

How long do I cook eggs this way? 

The total cooking time for over medium eggs is 6 minutes. Any longer and you risk them becoming overhard. 

How do you flip these eggs? 

Flip egg over medium with nylon or non-stick spatula. Hold the egg very carefully such that the yolk is all over the spatula; it protects it from breaking. Then gently flip to cook the other side. 

eggs over medium.

What to serve with these?

You can serve almost any breakfast dish with these eggs.Here are some of the best ideas: 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my eggs are over medium? 

When the egg white becomes opaque, and the yolk is creamy, not runny anymore, your eggs are over medium and ready to serve. 

How runny should these eggs be?

Over medium eggs are mostly runny.

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Over Medium Eggs | Perfect Every Single Time

5 from 8 votes
Learn how to make perfect over medium eggs in just 4 simple steps. Easy instructions, simple ingredients, yet restaurant-worthy texture and taste! 
Servings: 1 egg
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 1 min
Total: 2 mins


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon pepper


  • Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Once melted, gently add the egg to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the egg for 3-4 minutes, or until the whites become firm. Using a rubber spatula, gently flip the egg.
  • Cook the other side of the egg for 2 minutes, before carefully removing from the pan.


Serving: 1eggCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSodium: 261mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 0.03gVitamin A: 446IUCalcium: 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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