Tips for Making Perfect Over-Easy Eggs

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The over-easy egg is an absolute dream ingredient and tool in the kitchen. From putting the perfect topping on a hamburger to whipping up the perfect breakfast, this delicious, runny egg dish is one of my favorite things to make.

However, if you aren’t well-versed in frying eggs, the process of making them might seem a bit daunting. Nonetheless, it isn’t as difficult as it seems! Follow these tips, and you will be well on your way to making the perfect over-easy egg.

Use Butter on the Pan

If you are unable to dislodge the egg from the frying pan, it will be impossible for you to flip it to give the yolk a little bit of time to cook. Use butter to serve as a tool to help lubricate the pan and allow for separation.

Do One Smooth, Quick Motion

It’s so important to commit to the flip and go for it once you’ve decided that it’s time to give your yolk a little bit of time to cook. Put the spatula under the egg and flip it in one smooth and quick motion to avoid breaking the white or the yolk.

Don’t Be Hesitant

Many amateur chefs have waited too long to flip their over-easy egg, which leads to a burnt underside and ruins the flavor of the egg. Don’t hesitate to flip the egg, and you’ll find yourself flipping it just at the perfect moment.