The over medium egg is often over looked for more popular egg preparations. Scrambled, over easy and sunny side up eggs are all great in different applications, but for me not much beats an over medium egg. It’s on par with baked eggs, and here you will learn how to cook over medium eggs quickly and easily.
If you don’t know what an over medium egg is, the best way to describe it is as an over cooked, over easy egg. Instead of a super runny yolk, you’re left with a slightly runny, slightly solid yolk. If indecision is your thing, this egg is for you.
How to Cook Over Medium Eggs In Three Steps:
1. Melt the Butter
Turn on your heating stove and place your frying pan on it. Add about 1/2 tbsp of butter to the pan per egg. Put the pan on medium heat and let the butter melt evenly (spread the butter throughout the pan with a spatula if needed).
2. Cook the Egg(s)
Crack the egg(s) into the pan and let cook for about 1-2 minutes over medium heat. You can use the egg cracker for your convenient. When the eggs whites are set (no longer liquidy), it’s time to flip the egg(s). With a spatula, carefully flip the egg(s), ensuring the yolk does not break (easier said than done sometimes). Once flipped, let the egg(s) cook for another 15-30 seconds on the other side and then turn off the burner/heat. Let the egg(s) sit on the hot pan for another minute to finish cooking and then remove them from the hot pan. Don’t forget to put a bit of salt and pepper to taste it! You can get one of our chef’s recommended electric salt & pepper grinders as your winning tool.
Note: you could crack the eggs into a small bowl instead of directly into the pan, but I think it’s an extra and unnecessary step.
3. Prep the Egg(s)
Over medium eggs are great on their own, but are best enjoyed with toast or on top of an english muffin. You know what, scratch that, they’re much better with some sort of bread. Don’t eat them by themselves.
My personal favorite is to spread avocado on an english muffin with the over medium egg, cheese and some cooked spinach. Not pictured below because I was a little lazy the morning I made these.
If you need some tools to get cooking at home, check out the tools I used and what you will need to learn how to cook over medium eggs below. Anyway, these tools are for frying egg. If you want a tool for boiling egg, one of these Electric Egg Cookers should be your wining tool.
Simple Tools You Need for Cooking Cook Over Medium Eggs
The cutting edge is not needed for this recipe but is pretty useful for most other recipes.
I use a Calphalon cookware set at home myself, but you can choose any frying pan that fits you actually. Or you can use T-Fal Pan below for lower cost option.
If you need a lower cost option, T-Fal Pan gets the job done. And of course you need a Heating Plate Burner.
If you don’t need much cooking, this single heating plate burner is more than enough. Yet, if you need extra heating burner, then you can grab the double plate burner from the selected list here.
If you’re curious, I also took a look at the nutrition of a large egg:
- Calories: 72
- Total Fat: 4.8 g
- Total Carbs: 0.4 g
- Protein: 6.3 g
- Total Sugar: 0.2 g
It’s lower in calories than most people (or maybe just me) originally thought, and has a decent amount of protein to help start your day. The big thing to remember though is that the egg cooks in butter (or oil), and some of that flavorful fat is also going to get absorbed in the egg while cooking. Not all of it, but probably most of it. If you factor in the 1/2 tbsp of butter the nutrition profile changes:
- Calories: 122.9
- Total Fat: 10.6 g
- Total Carbs: 0.4 g
- Protein: 6.4 g
- Total Sugar: 0.2 g
Some calories and fat are added. Not too surprising, and if you are using grass-fed butter or even olive oil then you are adding “healthy” fats and shouldn’t be too concerned. Fat, in moderation, is good to include in a diet and can help keep you fuller longer (or at least until lunch). I’m not a nutrition expert in any way, but if you want to learn more check out this article.
Let’s get economical with learning how to cook over medium eggs:
- 1 egg – $0.25
- 1/2 tbsp butter – $0.03
- Salt and pepper
The grand total is $0.28 per over medium egg. If you want to make a full breakfast sandwich, you’ll add:
- 1 english muffin – $0.50
- Some cheese – $0.25
- 1/4 avocado – $0.40
Which brings your breakfast sandwich total to $1.43. That price speaks for itself.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to cook over medium eggs and give them a shot at home!