Materials for Soft Scrambled Eggs:
- Non-Stick Pan
- High Heat Spatula
Goal for Eggs Over-easy
Texture: Set and soft whites with a very runny yolk.
Color: Yolk will still be close to the same color as when you cracked the egg. Slight browning but not much.
Goal for Eggs Over-medium
Texture: Set and Soft whites with a thicker run of the yolk.
Color: Slight browning and yolk tends to be much closer to orangey yellow.
Goal for Eggs Over-hard
Texture: Cooked all the way through, whites and yolks. You can feel the yolk to be firm as well and no run.
Color: Browned and yolks are more of a pastel yellow like hard boiled eggs. It’s also okay to have a yolk that has parts of the yolk with the color of over-medium but that do not run.
Guide for Boiled Eggs:
- Heat pan to medium heat then add your oil or butter.
- Crack egg in pan.
- Over-easy: Flip and cook eggs just until the whites have set but the yolk is stil liquid. On my Duxtop induction burner (which gets to temperature very fast) I cook this egg 10-15 seconds on the second side.
- Over-medium: Flip and cook until the yolk is partially set like a slow run of the yolk. On my Duxtop induction burner i cook it for 50 seconds to 1 minute to achieve this.
- Over-hard: Flip and cook until yolk is fully set. On my Duxtop induction burner, this takes about 1:30 minutes to 1:45. Longer is fine but its just not appetizing for me. Be careful not to burn it.
Try These Eggs With:
- Over easy/medium on a salad
- Any of them on an open-faced sandwich
- Chop over hard eggs for a chopped salad topper
- Use over easy/medium eggs or eggs with runny yolks on dishes with little to no sauce for an extra texture level. Also great on dishes with lots of sauce like the Hawaiian Loco Moco
- Use over hard eggs or firmer yolks for dishes with heavy sauces.