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How do you eat yours? 4 months 3 weeks ago #3584662

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Bruce wrote: What does Over medium and Over easy mean on eggs? I have heard the term used on US tv shows but I haven't a clue what it means,
Also sunnyside up? does that just mean cooked with the yolk facing upwards? I thought that was the only way fried eggs are cooked, am I wrong?
Remember I cannot cook anything so pardon my ignorance.



Sunny side up is what you think it is - cooked on one side only and not flipped over.
Over easy: The egg is flipped over and lightly cooked on top but the yolk is still runny.
Over medium: The egg is flipped and the yolk is only slightly runny.
Over well: The egg is flipped and the yolk is cooked hard.

When my Mum used to cook eggs, she never flipped them over but they weren’t exactly “sunny side up”, either - she used to fry them in a shallow layer of fat but deep enough to repeatedly splash a bit hot fat over the yolk to lightly cook the top.
We used to call them fried eggs with “the eyes shut”

When my American cousins came to visit, we thought their way of flipping eggs “over easy” was bizarre - and they thought our method of “shutting the eyes” of the egg yolks was funny.

I only use a tiny bit of oil nowadays so I can’t “shut the eye” of my fried egg, so I have converted to “over easy” when I have a fried egg.
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How do you eat yours? 3 months 3 weeks ago #3599588

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Poached - it’s the healthiest, I do them the old way just put them in boiling water

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How do you eat yours? 3 months 2 weeks ago #3600333

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I tend to like eggs in a variety of ways. Scrambled, over-medium, or over-hard are the usual ways I make them for breakfast. Every now and then I have poached them, simply by dropping them into boiling water.

In addition to breakfast, I like them for dinner, scrambled with potatoes and possibly with peppers.

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How do you eat yours? 3 months 2 weeks ago #3600334

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Eira: if memory serves me correctly, my mother, who grew up in neither the US nor the UK, had her own method for "shutting the eye" of an egg, although she never used that term: she would place the lid of a saucepan over the egg while it was frying. (She was born in Italy.)
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How do you eat yours? 3 months 1 week ago #3603816

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Veggie omelette, lots of cheese.

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How do you eat yours? 3 months 1 week ago #3603817

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I eat my eggs in all varieties, except RAW. Am going to have a soft egg mashed up on toast in just a bit ;)

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How do you eat yours? 3 months 1 week ago #3603820

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I have just had an omelette for tea - I poured 2 beaten eggs over a couple of sliced mushrooms, sautéed in butter, and a few peas and sweetcorn, with a sprinkle of grated cheese on top.
I didn’t manage to get out to do food shopping today, so eggs, cheese and mushrooms was all I had left in the fridge - but it was bloomin’ lovely. smile.png
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How do you eat yours? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3627771

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In my younger days I hardly touched eggs at all, maybe only 6-12 eggs per year. Now, I always have eggs around, guess my taste has changed with my age. Favorite ways to cook them: scrambled or as an omelet (spinach, shallots, cheese, yum).

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How do you eat yours? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3628105

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Dalan wrote: In my younger days I hardly touched eggs at all, maybe only 6-12 eggs per year. Now, I always have eggs around, guess my taste has changed with my age.


The same was true for me.

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How do you eat yours? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3628107

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I love poached eggs (soft centered) on toast smile.png
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