Breakfast, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30

Kevin’s Perfect Over-Easy Eggs [Whole30, Paleo]

Yes, my husband can cook too [sorta].

Over-Easy Egg

One of the things that Whole30 changed about my life is the fact that most mornings I have to eat a “real” breakfast.  I’m not talking about my pre-Whole30 days of a sugary granola bar and hot tea.  I am talking about some protein, fruit…you know, nutrients to fuel my body.  Enter: Over-Easy Eggs.

In my pre-Whole30 days, I did like eggs, even over-easy.  But I would only eat over-easy eggs by breaking the yolk with toast and only eating the yolk, never touching “the white part.”  I know, I know, I cringe even when typing it.

When we first did the Whole30, we started with typical scrambled eggs because that was safe and easy.  But soon, we got tired of those and my typically-cooking-challenged husband decided to start experimenting with how to make over easy eggs.  A few dozen broken yolks later, we have the perfect recipe to share.

Season the first side of the egg before flipping.

Don’t be too discouraged if you have a few broken yolks.  This really is an art and there are so many variables at play here–how the pan conducts heat, your stove, how big the egg is, how runny you like your eggs, ETC.  The recipe below works for us, but feel free to adjust as needed to your liking!

What You Will Need:


  • ⅜ tsp bacon grease* (you can use ghee as a substitute)
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Onion powder and garlic powder to taste
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
Fold over thin parts of the egg white before flipping.


  1. Preheat your pan on the stove on low-medium heat
  2. Add bacon grease and let it melt as the pan gets hot.  Sometimes you will need to turn the pan to ensure the grease covers the entire bottom of the pan.  (If you are using larger than a 8 inch pan, you may need more grease)
  3. Once the pan is hot (1-3 minutes), carefully crack an egg into the pan. Immediately set a timer for 90 seconds. If the egg sizzles when you crack it, the pan is perfect.  If the egg immediately starts bubbling (and continues to bubble), turn the heat down a touch.
  4. Season egg with onion powder, garlic powder, and everything bagel seasoning.  I typically season with a pinch or two of each seasoning per egg, but this is all up to taste preference.
  5. Season egg with salt and pepper.  I typically add a few turns of the pepper grinder and then a pinch of salt, but again, it is up to you!
  6. When the 90 seconds is up, carefully flip the egg.  To do this, you want to slowly work the spatula under the egg, making sure it detaches easily from the pan.  If there are areas with very thin egg white, fold those over the yolk first and then fully flip the egg.  I find it easiest to move the pan as well, trying to have the egg and the pan meet in the middle to “reduce impact” so the yolk stays intact.
  7. Immediately set the timer for 90 seconds again and season this side of the egg with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and everything bagel seasoning.
  8. Once 90 seconds is finished, use the spatula to carefully slide under the egg and remove from the pan.  
  9. Serve with your favorite breakfast fixins and enjoy!

* For Whole30, make sure the bacon grease is coming from a compliant bacon with no sugar.  Typically, I cook a pack of bacon at a time when I meal prep and save the bacon grease in a glass jar in the fridge and use this for my eggs each morning.

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