over easy/medium/hard

over easy

Of a fried chicken's egg, cooked thoroughly on one side and very lightly on the other so that the yolk remains very runny. Could I have hash browns, sausages, beans, and two eggs over easy, please?
See also: easy, over

over hard

Of a fried chicken's egg, cooked thoroughly on both sides so that the yolk is not runny at all. I really hate runny yolks, so I always have my eggs over hard.
See also: hard, over

over medium

Of a fried chicken's egg, cooked thoroughly on one side and partially on the other so that the yolk is a bit runny in the center. Mary likes her eggs over easy, but I prefer mine over medium.
See also: medium, over
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over easy

Fig. [of eggs] turned carefully during cooking. I want mine cooked over easy. Over easy eggs are better than scrambled.
See also: easy, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ˌover ˈeasy/ˈmedium/ˈhard

(American English) (used about eggs) fried on both sides for a short time/for a moderate length of time/for a longer time: I’ll have two eggs over easy and a cup of coffee, please.
See also: easy, hard, medium, over
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