- Nonstick cooking spray or 1/2 teaspoon oil or butter
- 2 eggs
- Salt and ground black pepper (optional, for serving)
- Spray a medium nonstick or cast iron skillet lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Or, add ½ teaspoon of cooking oil or butter to the skillet.
- Place the skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.
- While the skillet heats up, gently crack each egg into a separate small bowl.
- Then, gently pour each egg into the skillet.
- Let the eggs cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the whites of the egg have changed almost completely from clear to solid white.
- Reduce the heat on the skillet to low and use a spatula to carefully flip each egg. Let the eggs cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Then, use your spatula to transfer the cooked over-medium eggs to a serving plate.
- Serve hot, with salt and pepper.
- You may need more oil or butter if you are using a cast iron skillet as opposed to a nonstick skillet.
- For dairy allergies, use oil or vegan butter for frying.
- Six minutes total is usually about the time it takes to get your egg cooked over-medium. Once you flip the egg and let it cook for 2 minutes, you can touch the yolk through the bottom. It should feel just very slightly firm when it’s ready.
- For reference, here are the different ways of frying eggs. Sunny-side up – The egg is fried over medium heat on only one side just until the whites are set and the yolk is runny. Over-easy – The egg is fried until the whites are set and then flipped and cooked shortly so the yolks stay runny. Over-medium – The flipped egg is cooked slightly longer so the yolk is only partially runny. Over-hard – The flipped egg is cooked even longer until the yolk is completely set and has the texture of a hard boiled egg.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: fried eggs, how to cook eggs over-medium