Eggs Done Right! E-Z Over Or Sunnyside Up

What’s the Difference Between Eggs Over Easy and Sunny-Side Up?

In a much-loved episode of Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton visits a diner and gets completely bamboozled by the colorful and confusing line cook lingo. I think of this scene almost every time I make fried eggs — but I still can’t keep straight which is which!

What Are Over-Easy Eggs?
An egg cooked “over easy” means that it gets fried on both sides, but it’s not cooked for very long on the second side, so the yolk doesn’t get cooked through and stays runny. To make one, you cook the raw egg just until the whites are set on the bottom, then you quickly flip it over to cook the other side. “Over” refers to flipping the egg, and “easy” refers to the doneness of the yolk. You can also cook eggs “over medium” and “over hard,” depending on how cooked you prefer the yolk.

What Are Sunny-Side-Up Eggs?
An egg cooked “sunny-side up” means that it is fried just on one side and never flipped. The yolk is still completely liquid and the whites on the surface are barely set. You can cover the pan briefly to make sure the whites are cooked or baste them with butter. I have always assumed that the name refers to the way this egg looks like the morning sun. The source


28 thoughts on “Eggs Done Right! E-Z Over Or Sunnyside Up

    1. I am an odd ball. I mainly love mine boiled. Perfect every time. Enjoy your day Kally.🍮🍮☀️

    1. Thank you very much for responding to the little humor posted. I hope that you had a restful weekend and that you are powered up for this new week. Your egg style of over easy, is a great show of personality. Consider what type of personalities other cooked preferences imply….Lol! 🤗🍳

        1. We’ve been trying to stay warm. It has been cold here in the west coast.

  1. This is hilariously cleaver. The eggs watching their fellow eggs be fried. Great info to AOC. Thank you. Sending hugs. Love y’all Joni

    1. I think a frightful hen is somehow missing in this frightful experience. 😳😳😬🐔🐣Ha ha ha ha! Thank you dear Joni for your visit. So happy that you were entertained. Yes, yes, Our superb helpers are awesome!👏👏👏👏❤️💞 💞 💞 HUGS!

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