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Learn How to Make Over Hard Eggs for a delicious breakfast idea. These steps will help you to achieve perfectly cooked yolk.

Over Hard Eggs on a plate with toast and jelly and bacon
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I am a mom of 8 so we eat a lot of eggs. We make them for breakfast, dinner or for an easy after school snack. Eggs over hard is they way I usually make my eggs, but my kids love over-easy eggs. There are many different types of fried eggs.

These steps will show you had to cook the yolk perfectly with amazing texture and amazing taste.

We love making Breakfast Recipes to enjoy throughout the week. If you looking for another way to enjoy eggs, make Hard Boiled Egg in the Oven or Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs.

What is an Over Hard Egg?

Eggs fried over hard is made with a fully cooked firm yolk. This means that there is no runny yolk or soft center. When cooking the egg, you can break the yolk with your spatula, but allow the yolk to fully cook.

If you want an runny yolk, make sunny-side-up eggs.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients - Large Eggs, butter
  • Large Eggs 
  • Butter 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients and recipe in the recipe card.

Substitutions Ideas:

  • Butter – Feel free to use different types of butter when making these eggs. If you prefer you can use bacon grease or oil.
  • Seasoning – When cooking the eggs, you can add your favorite seasoning. Before serving I like to season with salt and pepper.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Butter in a skillet

Step 1 – Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Heat the butter until it starts to foam. 

Cracked egg in the skillet with the melted butter

Step 2 – Crack the eggs directly into the pan.

Frying the egg in the skillet

Step 3 – Cook for 2-3 minutes until the white portions of the eggs start to get firm but the egg yolk are still a bit runny. 

Flipping egg in the skillet

Step 4 – Carefully flip the eggs and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the yolk is fully cooked through. 

What is the Best Skillet to Use?

When making over-hard, sunny side up, or scrambled eggs it is important to have the right skillet. I like to use a non-stick pan because it makes it easy to flip the eggs.

You can also choose a cast-iron skillet but make sure it is well seasoned for the best results. Feel free to also use a stainless steel skillet but make sure to oil it properly. If the pain is not oiled, the eggs may not flip as well.

Over Hard Eggs on a plate with toast and jelly and bacon with a bite on a fork

Expert Tips:

  • Heating Skillet – Make sure that the pan does not get too hot when cooking.  The eggs are best if they cook slowly.
  • Flipping Eggs – When you are flipping the eggs, make sure to use the right spatula for the pan that you are using. This prevents you from scraping the pan. We recommend a plastic or a rubber spatula.
  • Fresh Eggs – For the best results, we recommend using fresh grade AA medium eggs when making these eggs. We like getting pasture-raised eggs.
  • Cooking Eggs – You will know when to flip the egg when the egg whites start to turn fully white and firm. Once you flip, then allow the egg to cook a little longer to ensure the yolk if completely cooked.
Over Hard Eggs on a plate with toast and jelly and bacon

Are Over Hard Eggs the Same as Fried Eggs?

Over hard eggs are fully cooked yolk where as fried eggs are not cooked as long. This leaves the yolk runny and a soft center.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Serve:

Eggs can be served in many different ways. We love it as a low carb, high protein breakfast. Feel free to serve on a breakfast sandwiches, with a side of hashbrowns and fresh fruit. My personal favorite it topped on a avocado toast which makes a delicious healthy breakfast.

How to Store Leftovers:

If you have leftovers, store in the fridge in an airtight container. We recommend serving them within about 2 days. When you want to reheat, place in a skillet with butter or reheat in the microwave.

Should You Cook Eggs in Oil or Butter?

We recommend when cooking eggs, to use butter. The flavor is amazing and the eggs cook perfectly. You can also cook the eggs in olive oil or avocado oil. These make great dairy free options.

More Easy Egg Recipes:

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Over Hard Eggs

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Learn How to Make Over Hard Eggs for a delicious breakfast idea. These steps will help you to achieve perfectly cooked yolk.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 226

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat.
  • Heat the butter until it starts to foam.
  • Crack the eggs directly into the pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the white portions of the eggs start to get firm but the yolks are still a bit runny.
  • Carefully flip the eggs and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the yolk is fully cooked through.
  • Remove the eggs from the pan.  Season them with salt and pepper if you prefer and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure that the pan does not get too hot when cooking.  The eggs are best if they cook slowly.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 226kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 11g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 357mg, Sodium 215mg, Potassium 125mg, Sugar 0.3g, Vitamin A 825IU, Calcium 53mg, Iron 2mg

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