Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

Rudy loves these eggs basted hard. They are a cross between poached and fried. You can cook them to your preference; I like basted soft myself, served with toast. You need a fry pan with a lid, glass is best, so you can watch for doneness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter until melted; add eggs.
  2. Fry until white is starting to set.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 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.
  5. I serve these with toast and fried potatoes, just like over easy eggs.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved these! So simple and so good. What a great way to make eggs. Thanks Dee for yet another keeper. Made for Went To The Market Tag.

5 5

Terrific method for cooking eggs Dienia. They were quick and easy to make with excellent results. My eggs were soft and runny just the way I like them. I can't believe how easy these were to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe that i will make again and again. Made for Went to Market.

5 5

This was the first time I have ever cooked eggs in this fashion (the first I have ever seen a recipe to cook them this way in fact) but it certainly won't be the last, the only thing I have to get right is the timing, I did mine just a tad to long and the yolk wasn't as running as I would like but still very quick and delicious. Thank you Dienia B, made for Please Review My Recipe.