How would you like your eggs cooked?


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On the last day of our pre-Christmas Boston trip last week, we decided to go downtown for a late breakfast before our flight back to Phoenix. When asked “how would you like your eggs cooked?” I naturally responded with “over medium, please.

I’m not quite sure why I was surprised when I was served two very runny eggs. It’s not even just said restaurant in Boston. It’s practically everywhere I’ve ordered my eggs over medium. So, as they say, if you want something done right, do it yourself.

How to make an over medium egg:
(the boyfriend loves over easy eggs so I’ll be explaining how to cook both in the same pan. at. the. same. time.)

1. Heat 1 tablespoon (give or take) in a large frying pan on medium to medium-high heat. Melt the butter through until it’s bubbly and make sure your heat is at least at

2. Crack all 4 eggs into the pan and scrape the edges of the eggs as they firm up. Keep scraping the edges away from the side of the pan as the eggs cook.




3. Since the boyfriend likes his eggs “easy” I drag my spatula through all four eggs to separate them.





4. About 4 or 5 minutes have passed by this point and I flip two of the eggs over to make mine over medium.




5. Quickly put the lid on top of the skillet and let the over easy eggs cook just a minute more to get the top glazed over. I usually pull the over easy eggs off the skillet and let my eggs cook just a bit longer.

All of this really depends on the type of pan you have and how your stovetop handles heat and different temperatures. Generally it takes me anywhere from 5-7 minutes to get the perfect over medium egg. It should be mostly cooked through, but not dry.

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  1. Jolene
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