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Sunny side up eggs

How to Cook Eggs: 10 Ways


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: Varies
  • Cook Time: Varies
  • Total Time: 28 minute
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s how to cook eggs: 10 basic ways! From sunny side up to scrambled, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.


Ingredients

  • Eggs

Instructions

  1. Sunny side up eggs: Melt butter in a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Add the egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the whites are firm but the yolk is runny.
  2. Over easy eggs: Melt butter in a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Add the egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the whites are firm. Flip and cook 20 to 30 more seconds. 
  3. Over medium eggs: Melt butter in a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Add the egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the whites are firm. Flip and cook 1 more minute. 
  4. Over hard eggs: Melt butter in a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Add the egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the whites are firm. Flip and cook about 2 more minutes until the yolk is fully cooked, gently pressing the yolk with a spatula to make sure it’s broken.
  5. Scrambled eggs: Beat the eggs with a whisk, usually 2 eggs per person. Season with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs. When they begin to set, use a flat spatula to slowly scrape sections of eggs, creating folds. Remove from the heat just before they fully harden, cooking about 2 minutes total.
  6. Poached eggs: Fill a large skillet with 1 1/2 inches of water. Heat to just simmering. Carefully the eggs (it’s easiest to crack it into a small bowl first). Cook for 4 minutes until the whites are set. Remove with a slotted spoon.  
  7. Hard boiled eggs: Place eggs in a large pot and and cover with 1 inch water. Bring the water to a boil. As soon as it boils, remove the heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes. Then place the eggs in an ice water bath to cool completely before peeling. 
  8. Soft boiled eggs: Fill a medium pot of water and bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer where the water is just vibrating. Gently lower the eggs into the water with a spoon. Simmer for 7 minutes. Then place the eggs in an ice water bath to cool completely before peeling. 
  9. Omelette: Go to this Basic Omelette Recipe. It’s a precise technique that’s important to read in detail. 
  10. Baked eggs: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In the bottom of each small oven safe dish or ramekin, place 1 small pat butter. Add the egg then 1 tablespoon milk on top. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the whites harden. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Eggs

Keywords: How to cook eggs