Over Hard Eggs
These Over Hard Eggs are the most delicious fried eggs with crispy egg whites and firm, jammy egg yolk.
It’s the best to top your mashed avocado toast in the morning.
I am a huge fan of fried eggs, and there are many ways to serve them, from sunny-side-up eggs to medium and over-hard eggs, I love them all.
Over-hard eggs are probably not the best-looking recipe ever, but they taste amazing.
I discovered over-hard eggs when pregnant, as I wasn’t allowed to eat fried eggs with a runny yolk.
Since then, it has become one of my favorite way to serve eggs, so let me show you how to cook your fried for the best egg yolk texture.
What Are Over Hard Eggs?
Over-hard eggs are fried eggs cooked until the yolk is completely set and firm.
It’s a tasty way to eat fry eggs and a safer way to serve eggs for pregnant women, elderly people, or young children who are at a stronger risk of contracting salmonella present in uncooked food.
They are perfect for a quick breakfast or to put into a healthy breakfast sandwich.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This over-hard egg recipe is amazing. Not only is this recipe gluten-free, paleo, keto-friendly, vegetarian, and high in protein, it’s also a very tasty one.
Over-hard eggs are ridiculously easy to make and can be flavored and spiced at will.
How To Make An Over-Hard Egg
It’s super easy to make over hard eggs, and it takes under 10 minutes to serve this tasty egg recipe for breakfast or on top of salads.
All you need to make the perfect over-hard eggs are:
- Fresh Eggs – The fresher the eggs, the better the shape of your eggs will be. It’s because the fresher the proteins are, the neater the egg white set in the pan. On the other hand, older pasture-raised eggs are better for air fryer-boiled eggs because they peel off easily. The best size is medium eggs but this recipe works the same with larger eggs.
- Butter – Prefer grass-fed unsalted butter. You can also make it dairy-free by using olive oil instead.
- Avocado Oil or olive oil. The higher the smoke point, the better. It means you can bring the fat to higher temperatures to fry the egg whites’ fat and create ultra-crispy edges.
- Salt and Pepper
Warm a non-stick frying pan or well seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat with butter and olive oil.
When the butter has melted, give a quick rotation to the non-stick pan and spread the melted fat all over the surface.
Crack the eggs in the pan. It’s better to crack eggs two inches apart because if they stick to each other, it will be harder to flip them individually later on.
As it cooks, the egg white will start setting, turning from transparent to white. If the oil starts to spit out of the pan, reduce the heat because it means it’s too hot.
Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat or until the egg whites are fully set and the egg yolk is still runny.
Flipping The Eggs
Now, gently slide a spatula under the egg, don’t lift the egg too high to avoid breaking the egg yolk.
Flip the egg quickly to the other side.
Cook the eggs for an extra 2 minutes over medium-low heat until the egg yolk is fully cooked.
Season with salt and pepper or a pinch of chili flakes for a boost of spiciness.
Serve immediately with some fresh chopped parsley or hot sauce.
Another idea is to add the eggs on top of avocado toast or serve them on their own with some of the following on the side:
- Smoked salmon slices
- Toasted bread
- Avocado slices
- Tomato slices
Dish to serve with over-hard eggs
Over-hard eggs are the perfect addition to so many recipes like Asian stir fry or salad. Here are some recipe ideas where you can add this lovely over-hard egg on top:
- Keto Cobb Salad Recipe
- Black Pepper Angus Stir Fry
- Kale Quinoa Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing
Here are some suggestions to make this recipe with other ingredients if needed:
- Avocado Oil – you can use olive oil or grapeseed oil, or any vegetable oil you prefer.
- Butter can be replaced by ghee, coconut oil, or even bacon grease.
While I recommend eating these delicious eggs immediately, it’s possible to store leftovers for later.
You can keep cooked eggs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days and rewarm them on a hot cast iron skillet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are my answers to your most frequent questions about this easy over-hard egg recipe.
An Over hard egg means an egg cooked until the yolk is hard (that’s the hard part), and flipped half way through the cooking (that’s the over part).
As a result, you can also make over-easy eggs which are similar to sunny-side-up eggs, but flipped.
You can, but it’s always better to mix oil and butter to fry eggs.
Oil has a higher smoke point, so you can warm it at higher temperatures without browning and therefore create ultra-crispy egg whites.
The butter adds a soft, buttery texture to the egg and a lovely creamy flavor.
Eggs are one of the cleanest proteins. It’s low in saturated fat and contains 6 grams of protein per large egg.
Therefore eggs are a great low-carb breakfast to keep you full for hours.
Over eggs are simply whole cooked eggs flipped when cooked to have both sides toasted,
As a result, over easy eggs are flipped cooked eggs cooked for far less than an over hard egg.
It’s similar to the difference between hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs.
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