Medium-cooked eggs are a simple, good-for-you, yummy thing to add to your morning meal, mid-morning snack, or supper. Find out how to cook just-right medium eggs with this handy, easy-to-follow guide and video.
We have figured out the perfect timing to make sure you get scrumptious, slightly runny medium eggs every time you prepare them! (This recipe does not have any gluten or dairy in it.)
Why This Recipe for Medium-Cooked Eggs is Good
- Fast and Simple: It is super easy to make the tastiest medium eggs. It only takes a few minutes and just two basic things.
- Good for You: A single big egg has more than 6 grams of protein and can make your cholesterol better.
- Works with Many Meals: You can use these simple eggs in many dishes to make them yummy and healthy. They go well with things like breakfast bowls, sandwiches, pizza, and more.
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What Are Over Medium Eggs
Over medium eggs are eggs that are turned over once and cooked until the yellow part is a bit runny. These eggs have a gooey inside with a slightly wobbly yellow part and firm, fully cooked egg whites.
Four Types of Fried Eggs
- Sunny Side Up: The egg is fried without flipping, with the yellow part on top, and the yellow is runny, with the white part barely cooked.
- Over-Easy Eggs: The egg is flipped, but the yellow part stays runny.
- Over-Medium Eggs: The egg is flipped, and the yellow part is a little runny.
- Over-Hard Eggs: The egg is flipped, and the yellow part is completely cooked.
The Best Eggs to Buy for Making Over Medium Eggs
The tastiest eggs are the ones that come from local farms, are organic, or from hens that roam around (cage-free). If you are trying to save money, just make sure the eggs are fresh. Fresh eggs, which are less than a week old, look and taste better.
Best Pan for Cooking Over Medium Eggs In
You can use any pan you like, but some are better than others. (Ranked from the best to not as good):
- Non-stick pan: This is the top choice for making over medium eggs. The eggs will easily come off the pan and onto your plate with a small amount of butter or oil.
- Cast iron pan: This can work too. However, it gets hot fast and stays hot, so use enough butter to keep the eggs from sticking or burning.
- Stainless steel pan: Be careful with the heat so the eggs do not burn. The pan might have spots that get very hot and cook unevenly, so keep the heat low. Also, use enough butter to prevent sticking.
Using Butter or Cooking Oil
You can use either butter or cooking oil to make over medium eggs. However, the taste and look of the eggs will be different.
Butter: It is the best to prevent sticking and gives the eggs a yummy, nutty, tasty flavour.
Oil: Avocado oil is great because it can handle high heat. Other oils can work, too, but they might change how the eggs feel and make the egg whites crispy.
What You Need
- Eggs: Get really fresh eggs.
- Butter: You can use salty or not salty butter, depending on what you like.
- Salt and Pepper: These make the eggs taste better. Put in as much as you like.
How to Make the Best Over Medium Eggs
- Warm the pan on low heat: Use low heat to prevent cooking the eggs too much.
- Put butter in the pan: This adds flavour and keeps the eggs from sticking.
- Add the eggs: Once the butter melts, crack 1 or 2 eggs into the pan. If you like, you can sprinkle a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Cook the eggs: Let the eggs cook for 2 minutes, but no more than 3 minutes, over low heat. (If the eggs are big, it might take 3 minutes.) You want the white part to be solid, but the yellow part should still be slightly runny.
- Turn and cook: Gently turn the eggs over and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Move to a plate: Carefully slide the eggs out of the pan onto toast or a plate. The yellow part should be runny with a completely cooked white part.
Tips for Making the Best Over Medium Eggs:
- Get fresh eggs. Fresher eggs work better. Older ones can spread a lot when you crack them.
- Cook with low heat. Slow and gentle cooking is the best way to prevent your eggs from cooking too much.
- Use butter (it is better) or cooking oil to grease the pan.
- Use a non-stick pan. It is really important to flip the egg without it sticking to the pan and to easily move it around.
- Cook 1 or 2 eggs at a time to not crowd the pan.
- Carefully flip the egg using a rubber spatula that will not stick. While the eggs cook, use the spatula to lift the edges so they do not stick to the pan.
Ways to Serve Over Medium Eggs
You can enjoy over medium eggs for a quick breakfast, and they taste even better when you have them with one of these:
- Breakfast bowl with bacon or sausage and various fruits.
- Put eggs in a bowl of rice, like Coconut Lime Rice.
- On pizza, like a peppery arugula pizza.
- Add them to a salad, such as a hearty Southwest Chicken Salad.
- On toast or bread, like gluten-free Focaccia Bread.
- With a pile of pancakes. Eggs go great with Sheet Pan Pancakes, Buckwheat Pancakes, or Moringa Pancakes.
- In a crispy chicken bowl, made with Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breast.
- Add them to burgers, like a juicy Gluten-free Burger.
Storing and Heating
It is best to eat over medium eggs right away. However, if you have some left, put them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you want to warm them up, cover them on a plate and use the microwave on a low setting to avoid cooking them too much.