Americans use many different terms to describe fried eggs, including:
* Over easy or over light
Cooked on both sides; the yolk is runny and the egg white is fully cooked. Eggs fried over easy are also commonly referred to as dippy eggs or dip eggs by Marylanders, by Pennsylvania Dutch people living in central Pennsylvania, by those living around them as well as in parts of Ohio, mainly due to the practice of dipping toast into the yolk while eating. This term is also occasionally used in Canada.
* Over medium
Cooked on both sides; the yolk is cooked through but soft and near liquid at the center. The egg white is thoroughly cooked.
* Over hard
Cooked on both sides with the yolk broken, until set or hard.
* Over well
Cooked on both sides with the yolk fully cooked through and hard. Similar to a hard-boiled egg.
* Sunny side up
Cooked on one side only, until the egg white is set, but the yolk remains liquid. This is often known
|Ham served with fried eggs prepared sunny side up|
Egg in the basket
This American dish is usually made by cutting a circle or other shape out of a slice of bread, often
|Eggs in the basket|