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

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Sunny-side up eggs and over easy eggs are both types of fried eggs — but while they may look *fairly* similar at first glance, there's one key difference between them.

Let's break it down!

(After all, as Rach always says, "[Chef] Jacques Pepin says that the mark of a chef is mastering eggs," so you may want to have these methods handy!)

WHAT IS A SUNNY-SIDE UP EGG?

A sunny-side up egg is an egg that's been fried and cooked on one side only. The yolk (or the "sunny side," if you will) never touches the pan.

LEARN THE SIMPLE SUNNY-SIDE UP METHOD HERE and watch Chris Kimball make it in the video above.

WHAT IS AN OVER EASY EGG?

An over easy egg is an egg that's been fried and cooked on both sides. Basically, once the egg white is set, you flip the egg OVER (get it?) and cook the yolk ever so slightly (Rach suggests 30 seconds).

Don't like your yolks runny? You can also make eggs over medium and over hard by cooking them on the yolk side longer.

GET A SIMPLE OVER EASY EGG HOW-TO HERE.

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