I was introduced to sunny side up eggs way back when I started my quest for egg-free eggs. I liked the way they taste and the fact that they were easier to pack and cook. However, I soon realized that some people felt more inclined to eat eggs from a cookbook than from a traditional egg. My first thought was “I am an egg eater anyway.” (I am not. I am an egg eater for breakfast. I am an egg eater for lunch.
What I will say is that eggs are not an all-or-nothing proposition. Although over easy is certainly easier to eat, an egg, as any egg will tell you, can be enjoyed any number of ways. The key is to find a way of enjoying the same egg, but without having to make a big, complicated fuss.
Although we’re not sure yet exactly what the difference is, we can definitely say that there is something about the way eggs are cooked that makes them extra yummy. One of the most popular dishes is sunny side up, which means a little of the egg white is left in the center of the egg for the yolk to cook.
The difference is that an over easy egg doesn’t have the same texture and consistency.
Over easy is the egg you get to eat when you have forgotten to take out the egg whites and instead serve up a big pile of yolks that get all over your plate. The only problem is that you don’t end up with the most yummy egg. On the other hand, sunny side up is the egg that you end up with if you forgot to take the yolk out.
These days I think it’s pretty common for an egg to go over the top with its yolks. Over easy eggs are the ones that have the yolks at the tip of the egg, and sunny side ups are the ones that have the yolks at the bottom of the egg.
When you have that many yolks on your plate you might want to take out one of those yolks so that the egg has a pretty good chance of being out of sight.
Well, that last sentence is really about the yolks in your egg. One of the most important elements of egg-eating is that the yolk is the last thing to go out. You can easily get rid of the yolks by overcooking, but overcooking also means an extra step in the process, and that is something that you want to avoid. This is where sunny side up comes in.
Sunny side up refers to the yolk-less egg. If the yolk is on the outside, then the egg is sunny side up. In that case, you want to be sure to turn the egg over, and if the yolk is on the outside, then the eggs are over easy.