How to Make an Overeasy Egg

Jill Corleone
- October 20, 2017

A Classic Way to Make Eggs

How to Make an Overeasy Egg

Everyone likes breakfast for dinner. While cereal and milk is one way to go, eggs are another family favorite. They're a good source of protein and cook up in no time. And an over easy egg means that all you need is a pan, butter and spatula, making cleanup a breeze.

Total Time: 10 minutes | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 large eggs


  1. In a large, nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat until melted and bubbly.
  2. Crack the egg and slowly add it to the pan. Turn the heat to low. Cook until the egg white is firm. For ease, cook 2 to 4 eggs at a time.
  3. With a spatula, loosen the edges of your egg, carefully turn it over and cook until it has the desired doneness. Then transfer the egg to a warm plate.
  4. In the skillet, heat the remaining butter until melted and bubbly, and cook the next 4 to 6 eggs using the same method. 


  • Have your older kids help with dinner by washing and cutting fresh fruit and popping bread in the toaster to serve with your easy egg dinner. 
  • For a little flare, top your over easy eggs with shredded Monterey jack cheese and serve with toasted tortillas and salsa. 


Consuming undercooked eggs can be dangerous, especially for young children. To be safe, cook your over easy eggs until the yolks are firm.

About the Author

Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and sharing her love of food, nutrition and health with anyone who'll listen for almost 20 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post and Diabetes Self-Management.