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Someone holding a plate with two over easy eggs, a gold fork and a piece of toast.

Over Easy Eggs

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to make perfect over-easy eggs every time with this easy and simple tutorial! Deliciously runny and so easy to make!


  • 23 teaspoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Bring skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Add butter (or oil) to pan and let melt.
  3. Crack both eggs and place on top of the melted butter. 
  4. Let cook 30 seconds and then turn heat down to medium.
  5. Cook eggs on medium heat for 1 minute, turn down heat to medium-low and let eggs cook for 45-60 seconds. Use a spatula to carefully separate the two eggs if their egg whites have cooked together. 
  6. Use the same spatula to carefully flip each egg. Let eggs cook approx. 30 seconds (this will just help finish cooking the tops of the egg whites). and then flip them onto a plate. 
  7. Top with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper and serve immediately.


  • Dairy-Free: use olive oil or a dairy-free butter.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 142 mg
  • Fat: 18.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 372 mg