Over hard eggs is such a simple recipe for an easy breakfast. Throw on some bread for some breakfast sandwiches and you have yourself a delicious breakfast!
Over hard eggs are essentially just a fried egg that has been cooked through so the yolk isn’t runny. One of my kid wants none of those runny yolks, so while I am cooking over easy for some kids, I just use this cooking method for that kid that isn’t a fan of runny yolks. Making different types of eggs doesn’t need to be difficult.
Serve up these perfect eggs with some homemade toast, crispy bacon, and fresh fruit for the best way to start your day! Having an egg or two is a great source of protein and are sure to keep you satisfied until lunch. No need to go to a breakfast restaurant when you can make delicious breakfast with great ingredients at home in no time! Keep your pajamas on and enjoy this easy recipe.
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Supplies & Ingredients Needed
- Eggs – To truly get a great flavor, source the highest quality as possible. Ideally, pasture-raised, straight from your backyard.
- Healthy fats- Butter or lard are both a great option. Leftover bacon grease adds great flavor!
- Salt – Real salt
- Pan – cast iron pan or stainless steel pan
- Spatula – A thin spatula works best for flipping eggs.
Over Hard Eggs
Heat non-stick pan over low heat and allow to warm up for a few minutes.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter or lard onto pan and allow to melt.
Crack egg into pan.
Cook over low heat until the egg whites start to set, about 2-3 minutes.
Flip egg over and cook 2-3 more minutes.
Top with some salt and pepper if desired and enjoy!
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- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon butter, lard, or bacon grease
- Heat non-stick pan over low heat and allow to warm up for a few minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of fat onto pan and allow to melt.
- Crack egg into pan.
- Cook over low heat until the egg whites start to set, about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip egg over and cook 2-3 more minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 419mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g
What is the difference between hard and over hard eggs?
The hardness is refering to the egg yolks. You can cook eggs different ways so the yolk is really runny to not runny at all. Over hard are completely cooked and have a firm yolk. The whites of the egg will be just like a fried egg while the bright yellow yolk will resemble a hard boiled egg.
Is over hard eggs the same as fried eggs?
No. A fried egg can be sunny-side-up, over-medium, or over-hard. The cooking process changes these basic styles up.