Fried eggs are usually thought of as diner breakfast fare, but they’re a easy way to add protein to all kinds of meals— salads, sandwiches, burgers or in a classic Huevos Rancheros. There a four basic styles of fried eggs—sunny side up, over easy, over medium and over well—indicating the level of doneness.
Sunny side up: The egg is fried with the yolk up and is not flipped.
Over easy: The egg is flipped and 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.
Once you master this technique at home, you’ll never think of a fried egg the same way again.