How To Make the Perfect Over-Medium Egg

I am not a food photographer. I try to be, but I can’t compare my auto-shot food pics to those food stylist pros that design a setting and know how to adjust things like aperture. Still, I do like cooking food and sharing it, especially when you request it.

So with that, I will admit that this egg post has been in the works for a while now, but I never could get the pictures I wanted. And guess what, I still haven’t gotten the exact pictures I wanted, but I’ve come to grips with the fact that that may never happen, so let’s just get on with the sharing so we can all eat delicious breakfasts together, ok?

the perfect over medium egg- how to in less than 5 minutes

I was always a scrambled kind of egg girl until I met David. He likes them over-medium and completely converted me. There is something about a little warm runny center that oozes deliciousness. Unfortunately the term over-medium is something that 99% of restaurants just don’t understand. Try ordering them out and you will get a plate full of runny yolk. So I took it upon myself to perfect it at home.

And I have.

In hopes to share my method, I did step-by-step photos that leave a lot to be desired, but I tried y’all!

1. Using a nonstick pan for best results, add 1/2 Tbsp of butter (or you can use oil or cooking spray) to a pan heated over medium heat.

the perfect over medium egg- step 1

2. Crack your egg gently into a small glass bowl. I highly recommend local eggs, straight from the farm- the taste is noticably different! Once the butter is melted, pour the egg into the pan, being careful not to break the yolk.

the perfect over medium egg- step 2

3. Allow the underside of the egg to set. This should take about 2 minutes.

the perfect over medium egg- step 3

4. Once the bottom has set, pour 1/2 Tbsp of water in the pan around the egg.

the perfect over medium egg- step 4

5. Cover immediately. Keep covered for about 1 minute, less if you like a runnier center, more if you like it more well done.

the perfect over medium egg- step 5

6. Uncover and turn off the heat. You can check the yolk by gently pressing on the top of it with a spatula. It should give a little.

the perfect over medium egg- step 6

7. Plate it up!

the perfect over medium egg- step 7

My favorite combination right now is toast, sriracha, avocado, tomato, egg and pepper.

the perfect over medium egg- how to

It may take a time or two to get it just the way you like it, but now I can pretty much get it right every time!

What is your favorite style of eggs?

I’m on an over-medium kick, but I love a good poached egg too! I haven’t even tried that yet though

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