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Over medium eggs

Over medium eggs simple recipe with step by step guide, also explore frequently asked Q/A!

The lovely golden colored fried eggs with deliciously crispy edges are tasty enough to make the Monday mornings blissful! The beautiful over medium eggs are the perfect contrast of elegant whites of the eggs with runny vibrant yellow yolks. The visual appeal is enchanting enough to delight your mood in a second!

A perfect breakfast is much essential to get the ultimate kick of taste that will fuel up your energy for a whole day that is why we always preach breakfast as the favorite meal of the day. Many of us are the blunder makers when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast, yet there are always some spaces for the betterment, even if it is a simple choice of healthy brunch! While we talk about healthy brunch, how can disregard the yumminess of perfectly fried over medium eggs! The ultimate serene and tasteful vibe of over medium eggs is no mystery! So, here is our comprehensive guide to deep dive into the fried egg recipe, also we have exposed the mind-blowing facts about frequently asked doubts, so stay tuned till the end! 

What is the difference between the Eggs Over-Easy, Eggs Over-Medium and Eggs Over-Hard?

Over medium eggs easy recipe

When it comes to cooking the fried eggs, there are an array of exciting recipes and styles through which you can carve up the tastiest brunch of the whole day for you. Some of the famous ways are familiar to many people, such as sunny-side-up, over-medium, over-easy, over-hard. Yet, many of us are unaware of the difference between all these cooking styles! So let’s explore!

There are numerous types of cooking styles for fried eggs, over easy and over medium are the most commonly used methods. But, have you ever wondered about the difference between these cooking styles? Even we were much oblivious about this, but when you discover the difference, the cooking choices and preferences can become much more apparent and straightforward for you and helps whenever you order the eggs next time.

As we have seen quite a lot, many folks love to go with scrambled eggs. As the meal is straightforward, hard to mess and safe, so you know precisely what would be coming to your table! But, when we are a home, the scenario is pretty much different and you may want to experiment a bit! And of course, egg brunches are so light; you could try an array of ways to cook them and have some flip over a monotonous meal!

So the prime query remains the same, what is the difference between numerous cooking types for fried eggs? While we are discussing fried eggs, the term ‘over’ straightly means the action of flipping the fried egg in the pan, and it also equates with the state and doneness of the vibrant yellow yolk.

Sunny-Side-Up

The sunny side up style means the egg is never flipped. The yolk wholly remains intact, and it is entirely uncooked. However, the white of the egg are wholly cooked through all the way, and a little bit of sheen remains on it. This style is quite famous across many cuisines and commonly used to fry the eggs. You would end up finding many fried eggs recipes done by this style if you do some online research for the egg recipe. 

Eggs Over-Easy

This cooking style is pretty much similar to sunny-side up when you make fried eggs over-easy. You would like the barely cooked yolk when you opt for the over-easy fried egg recipe. However, the texture of the dish will still be very much intact and runny. The single little difference that you can find in both of these recipes is that in the over-easy recipe is dish is flipped once while it is getting cooked. This usually means the egg whites are much more cooked in this style, and there is no sheen on it.

Eggs Over-Medium

If we talk about the eggs over medium, the eggs are much more cooked in this style as compared to both of the types mentioned above. This egg style is quite similar to the over-easy recipe as the eggs are flipped in this style and cooked for a much longer duration. The yolk in this cooking style remains subtly runny.

Eggs Over-Hard

This cooking style is loved by many people, and many people prefer to eat a fried egg with this cooking style. When it is over-heard, the yolk is wholly cooked, and the recipe is quite similar to a hard-boiled egg. In this style, the egg is flipped multiple times till it is completely cooked and cooked for a much longer time. In eggs over hard, the whites of eggs and yolk, both are entirely cooked till they are done, and the egg does not remain raw even a bit in this fried egg style.

Choosing the correct pan for eggs:

Over medium eggs in pan

1. A cast-iron skillet is always suggested when it comes to any style of cooking fried eggs. For the fried eggs, a nonstick will be the ideal preference. Many folks generally go with the nonstick if they want to cook the eggs. However, the result is entirely worth it. However, the nonstick skillets have a very short lifespan, so you could always prefer buying a cheaper one for your needs. The 8″ pan is perfect if you mostly make one to two eggs at a time. You should go for much bigger size, if you cook breakfast for many people regularly. You could also use cast iron or carbon steel pan if you don’t have an access to a nonstick pan.

  2. When you are doing frying eggs, butter is the ideal fat choice, and as per our opinion, it is perfect! Yes, because it tastes like paradise, and you all are aware of this fact as well! Even if you don’t have a thing for butter, there are numerous options that you can try! Olive oil is also another fantastic choice that you can make. It sparks a flavor and gives you beautifully golden shaded, yummy fried eggs. Vegetable oil is also one of the options that work very well. Bacon fat is a great thing. If you have an access to it then you could expect the tastiest due.

  3. Cook the eggs as per your likes! Everyone prefers the different cooking style for fried eggs, and it is completely fine! Runny yolks are liked by many as there is some vibrant appeal to it, and some go for over medium eggs or over easy eggs.  There is a beautiful amalgamation of the egg whites and egg yolks in both of these styles that is craved by many.

Are over medium eggs safer for consumption?

Over medium eggs recipe

It is liked by many people. However, the overconsumption of the undercooked eggs can make you very sick. As many times, the egg insides carry salmonella. If the germ is present, it would still be there in the raw egg recipe. It needs properly cooked recipe to eradicate this germ. That’s why many CDC reports urge, eggs should be cooked properly.

How can you fix over medium eggs?

The simple trick for perfect over-medium eggs is, you should cook them on low heat and flip them once, to keep it soft. You have to grease the skillet first. 

How many times you flip over medium eggs?

In over medium eggs, the egg is flipped at least once and the yolk becomes subtly runny.

Should you consume over medium eggs if you are pregnant?

In America, FDA has strongly suggested women should avoid soft boiled or over medium eggs or over-easy eggs. Basically everything that comes up with the half-cooked yolk should be avoided, as it can carry the harmful bacteria.

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How to Cook Over Medium Eggs
The over medium egg is much popular style for fried eggs, and becoming more and more cherished for years! Scrambled eggs, sunny side up and over easy are all great at their place, but the uniqueness of over medium eggs cannot be beaten by any of these! Here is the easy way to cook over medium eggs!
Over medium eggs
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 5 Minutes
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 5 Minutes
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Ingredients
Over medium eggs
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Instructions
  1. Take the pan and add up some butter to it and place the pan on medium heat flame. Allow the butter to melt and entirely and evenly. You can also spread the butter evenly throughout the whole pan.
  2. After that, crack the egg in the pan and cook it on medium heat flame for extra 1-2 minutes. Pour some pepper and salt.
  3. When the whites of the eggs are completely set, gently flip the egg once and make sure the yolk is not broken or distorted. Let the egg get cooked for extra 15-30 seconds once you flip it to the other side, and turn off the heat source. Allow the eggs to settle in the hot pan for an extra minute and then take it from the heated pan.
  4. Drizzle up the salt and pepper for taste.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Over Medium Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.01g 0%
Sugars 0.01g
Protein 0.1g 0%
Vitamin A 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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