Basted Eggs

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"Rudy likes his basted hard, this is a cross between poached and fried clear lid makes it easier to judge doneness"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.6 g)
  • Calories 264.9
  • Total Fat - 22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 447.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1425.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 14.3 g
  • Calcium - 73.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Heat butter until melted; add eggs, fry until white is starting to set.

Step 2

Salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Add water and cover immediately; some people add less water but I like a little more. The steam will cook the top of eggs; it takes just a minute or so, depending on how well done you like your eggs. Hard will be just like hard boiled eggs, that yellow color.

Step 4

I serve these with toast and fried potatoes, just like over easy eggs.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A thoroughly enjoyable breakfast served with crispy bacon and wholemeal wholegrain and toasted and one I will definitely make again, thank you dienia b made for Pick Me tag game.

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(3 Apr 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

When I have fried eggs this is how I love them. I like the yolks soft but have a film over the eggs. I set the heat at 7, electric stove, and it only takes about 3 -4 minutes. Served with whole wheat toast & pepper stir fry. The instructions here are perfect

(4 Feb 2018)


I made this as instructed and the eggs turned out perfectly!!! I will definitely be making my eggs like this in the very near future.

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(8 Mar 2016)