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Over Hard Eggs

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By Carine Claudepierre -

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.

Over Hard Eggs

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-fried 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.

Over Hard Eggs

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.
  • Butter
  • 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 over medium-high heat with butter and olive oil. When butter is melted, give a quick rotation to the 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.

How to make Over Hard Eggs

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.

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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:

Allergy Swaps

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 or coconut oil.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are my answers to your most frequent questions about this easy over-hard egg recipe.

Can I Fry Eggs In Butter Only?

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.

How Many Proteins Are In One Egg?

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.

Have you tried this over hard eggs? Share a comment or review below to connect with me.

Over Hard Eggs

Over Hard Eggs

0.8gNet Carbs
These Over Hard Eggs are the most delicious fried eggs with crispy egg whites and firm, creamy egg yolk It's the best to top your mashed avocado toast in the morning.
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 9 mins
Yield: 2 eggs
Serving Size: 2 eggs


Net Carbs 0.8g
Fat 18.1g
Protein 12.6g
Calories 218.9kcal
5 from 13 votes
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  • In a non-stick frying pan, warm butter and oil over medium-high heat.
  • Crack one egg first, then wait for a few seconds before cracking the next one 2 inches apart. This prevents the eggs from touching each other and makes it easier to flip them later on.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the egg white is set and crispy on the edges. If the oil spits, reduce the heat as it means the oil is too hot.
  • Gently slide a large spatula under one egg, don't lift too high to avoid breaking the egg yolk, and quickly flip over. Repeat with the other egg.
  • Continue cooking on the other side for 2-3 minutes until the egg yolk is set and jammy.
  • Serve immediately with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 eggs
Yield: 2 eggs
Serving: 2eggsCalories: 218.9kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 0.8gFiber: 0.03gNet Carbs: 0.8gProtein: 12.6g (25%)Fat: 18.1g (28%)Saturated Fat: 6.2g (39%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 7.9gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 382.8mg (128%)Sodium: 212.9mg (9%)Potassium: 140.5mg (4%)Sugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 665.5IU (13%)Vitamin B12: 0.9µg (15%)Vitamin D: 2µg (13%)Calcium: 57.7mg (6%)Iron: 1.8mg (10%)Magnesium: 12.3mg (3%)Zinc: 1.3mg (9%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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