Over Easy Eggs? Easy!

Okay, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I cook my eggs for the eggs/grits or eggs/oatbran combination, so I thought I would try to do a picture tutorial since I don’t have a video camera.

First, heat up a smaller skillet over medium heat.


Then either spray your skillet with some non stick spray or add a little oil of your choice to the pan (1 tsp is usually enough). I alternate between which one I use – as long as you have enough to keep the eggs from sticking, they’ll be fine.

Crack 2 eggs into the skillet, one on each side.



I let them cook on this side for a few minutes or until they look more like this:



I try to flip them once I can tell that the bottoms are cooked, but the yolk/part of the white right around it on the top are still uncooked.



This little spatula, or spoonula (thanks RR), is my secret weapon. This works so much better than a regular spatula – I can get under each egg and flip it over pretty easily with this. Plus, this material (compared to my regular spatulas) keeps the eggs from tearing as much. Any spatula should work here, though, and that’s why it’s helpful to have some type of oil/spray/butter in the pan to keep the eggs from sticking, too. The easier it is to flip, the better they’ll come out.


I flip them one at a time…



then let them cook for about 1 minute OR LESS on the second side. I also turn the stove OFF at this point.

Since the only thing that needs to be cooked is the very top/white right around the yolk, this is the perfect amount of time to get that cooked but still leave the yolk runny.


Plop the eggs on some grits, oatbran, toast, or just a plate and dig in!


and don’t worry if they don’t come out or if you break a yolk. I still do that all the time! No matter what they look like, they always taste good  :)


Happy Cooking!

Time for working at home!


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  1. Mmmm… I have been seeing runny eggs on everyone’s blog these past couple of days, I am going to have to have some!! They look delish!

    So jealous that you get to work from home!

  2. Great tutorial! I am awful at flipping eggs, so I might give the spoonula a try.

  3. I was going to buy oat bran the last time I was at TJ’s but didn’t really know what to put with it. I might have to try this. I’ve had eggs on a lot of things but never hot cereal. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. super tutorial!!!

  5. I love the how to!

    HAPPY HIMYM DAY!! I checked my TV and it’s on for TWO hours tonight – an hour on Lifetime and an hour on CBS :)

  6. Thanks for this–love that spatula–I have a pretty big collection of spatulas myself :-)

  7. I started having this on the weekends a couple months ago after reading your blog. Love it. I’ve always loved grits and eggs but the oatbran is just as good (if not better…think the fiber content might make it a little healthier??).

  8. YUM! Great post lady :D

  9. THat’s just how I do them too!

  10. Mmm they look so yummy! Thanks for the tutorial:-)

  11. vat a perfect recipe for breakfast. m definitely gonna try this one!! nice blog! keep it up!

  12. Hadn’t thought of using a spoonula, so I’m thinking I’m going to find one and give it a try.
    I’ve been in an egg phase lately, and now I’m thinking that it might just be “breakfast for supper” when I get home tonight (sans spoonula, but still…)

  13. thanks for the how-to :) you’re such a pro!

  14. I wish I would have read this post before I made my dinner – I had savory oats. I’m not sure if I’ll like the runny yolk, but I’ll try anything once!

  15. Awesome. I am definitely trying this out – once I buy the right kind of bran :D

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