How to Make an Overeasy Egg

Couple cooking eggs for breakfast in the kitchen


A Classic Way to Make Eggs

Everyone likes breakfast for dinner. While cereal and milk is one way to go, eggs are another family favorite. They're a good source of protein and cook up in no time. And an over easy egg means that all you need is a pan, butter and spatula, making cleanup a breeze.

Total Time: 10 minutes | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 large eggs


  1. In a large, nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat until melted and bubbly.
  2. Crack the egg and slowly add it to the pan. Turn the heat to low. Cook until the egg white is firm. For ease, cook 2 to 4 eggs at a time.
  3. With a spatula, loosen the edges of your egg, carefully turn it over and cook until it has the desired doneness. Then transfer the egg to a warm plate.
  4. In the skillet, heat the remaining butter until melted and bubbly, and cook the next 4 to 6 eggs using the same method.