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.


  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

This is the way I learned to make eggs in home ec class back in 1967 and I have always had success. I have to flip them for my husband but 5 seconds is just enough time cook the top.

jeankestner329 October 10, 2016

OK, but... I heat bacon fat, add eggs before fat splatters but whites will set, then baste eggs in bacon fat, spooning the hot fat over the eggs until they reach desired doneness (About over easy). Well-done eggs are of course boiled and made into egg salad.

grinnellw March 26, 2016

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.

lazyme March 05, 2013

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