Over Medium Eggs

5 from 2 votes

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Eggs are my go-to breakfast. Seriously, there’s rarely a time when I don’t feel like having eggs in the morning. Because of this, I’ve perfected how to make over-medium eggs since that’s my favourite way to enjoy them.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make the perfect over medium eggs – golden, runny yolks with tender, firm whites 🍳.

Why You’ll Love My Over Medium Eggs

Many people struggle with making over-medium eggs, particularly when it comes to flipping them without breaking the yolk.

However, my method offers a simple and foolproof way to achieve the perfect over-medium egg. You can finally enjoy a runny egg without compromising the yolk or having to worry about slimy, uncooked whites 😵‍💫.

How to Prepare Over Medium Eggs

🍳 Heat a ceramic non-stick pan on the stove on medium-low heat. Then, add a touch of oil and gently crack in 3 eggs, making sure they are spaced apart.

⏲️ Let the eggs cook for 2 minutes.

🥚 Take a silicone, slotted spatula, nestle it under the egg and gently flip each one, making sure not to break the yolks. Let the eggs cook on the other side until desired doneness. I like to gently touch the yolk with my fingers to gauge the softness.

🍽️ Transfer the eggs out of the pan onto a plate and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🥚

To gauge doneness, I like to gently touch the yolk with my fingers to see how soft it is.

Best Served With

  1. Use these perfectly cooked eggs to make my Homemade Egg McMuffins.
  2. Place this egg over some delicious avocado toast and season with some “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning.
  3. Serve these eggs alongside my Potato Hash and Spinach or my Breakfast Sausages for a hearty, fibrous, protein-packed breakfast.
  4. Keep your breakfast old school and make my No-Knead Peasant Bread to dip into the creamy, runny yolk.
  5. Feel free to personalize your over-medium eggs by sprinkling your favorite herbs and spices on top as they finish cooking.

Other Tutorials and Hacks

Common Questions

Do I need to use a silicone spatula?

When it comes to ceramic non-stick skillets, you should always be using silicone utensils as metal will damage the pan. My favorite silicone spatula is linked HERE.

How can I tell if the eggs are over medium?

The whites should be fully set and opaque, while the yolk should have a thickened consistency with a slightly runny center. Gently touch the yolk to gauge its firmness without breaking it.

What pan do you use?

My favorite non-stick ceramic skillets are linked HERE!

Can I use this method for other types of eggs, like quail eggs?

Yes, you certainly can! However, keep in mind that you will have to adjust cooking time as smaller eggs cook faster.

Do I have to use a non-stick pan?

Non-stick pans work best in this scenario as they prevent the egg from sticking to the pan during the flipping process. However, a well-seasoned cast iron pan would also work. Alternatively, check out my tutorial on How To Make Stainless Steel Non-Stick.

Over Medium Egg

My Perfect Over Medium Eggs

Eggs are my go-to breakfast. Seriously, there's rarely a time when I don't feel like having eggs in the morning. Because of this, I've perfected how to make over-medium eggs since that's my favourite way to enjoy them. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make the perfect over medium eggs – golden, runny yolks with tender, firm whites.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil, or avocado oil

Instructions 

  • Heat a ceramic non-stick pan on the stove on medium-low heat. I like to add a touch of olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Gently crack in 3 eggs making sure they are spaced apart.
  • Let the eggs cook for 2 minutes.
  • Take a silicone, slotted spatula, nestle it under the egg and gently flip each one making sure not to break the yolks.
  • Let the eggs cook on the other side until desired doneness. I like to gently touch the yolk with my fingers to guage the softness.
  • Transfer the eggs out of the pan onto a plate and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 491mg, Sodium: 187mg, Potassium: 182mg, Sugar: 0.5g, Vitamin A: 713IU, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    There is also a method so you do not have to flip the eggs.
    Add a bit of water to the pan and cover .
    The Steam will cook the tops and make the eggs lift off the pan if using a non stick pan.
    Usually about a minute.
    Really depends on the heat and pan.
    You may need a bit of trial and error to find your sweet spot. Also so works for those that do not like runny yolks. You just let them steam longer