Definition of over easy in US English:

over easy


North American
  • (of a fried egg) turned over when the white is nearly done and fried lightly on the other side, so that the yolk remains slightly liquid.

    • ‘In the morning, after a nice, eggs over easy breakfast, Eric packed up his stuff to get ready to leave for home, then school.’
    • ‘He was convinced the place to start was fried - over easy - and I just could not take that runny yolk.’
    • ‘Steak and eggs over easy on hashbrowns is my favorite comfort food.’
    • ‘I'll have two eggs, over easy, with a side of beef sausage and three strips of bacon.’
    • ‘I'll have a short stack, four eggs over easy, hash brown, six strips of bacon, and a slice of ham.’
    • ‘I want 2 strips of bacon and 2 over easy eggs please.’
    • ‘Watching him tear into eggs over easy and a rasher of bacon on a steamy July morning could make a cardiologist cringe.’
    • ‘No, it is not being done today because, quite honestly, it is easier to scramble an egg than to do one over easy.’
    • ‘He drinks his coffee and flirts with the waitresses while waiting for his two fried eggs over easy and toast.’
    • ‘The girls all ordered short stacks, and Avery ordered eggs over easy, bacon and toast.’
    • ‘They probably would have gone for a simple egg over easy.’
    • ‘All over America on this day, short order cooks and chefs were making eggs over easy with great success.’
    • ‘I serve eggs over easy, sourdough or rye, omelettes, pancakes and French toast to those that happen to find their way into our little joint.’
    • ‘Really my favorite dish is two eggs over easy with bacon and whole wheat toast.’


over easy

/ˈoʊvər ˈizi//ˈōvər ˈēzē/