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over easy

noun, Cookery.
1.
(of fried eggs) turned over when nearly done and fried briefly on the reverse side so that the yolk remains somewhat liquid but hard on top.
Compare sunny-side up
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Examples for over easy
  • We will walk over easy terrain experiencing nature nocturnal style.
  • Riding is mostly over easy terrain, but visibility can be obscured by six to ten foot tall creosote bushes.
  • The walk is over easy terrain, but the path is not clearly visible in many areas.
  • Job duties will include preparing breakfast including eggs: omelets, sunny side up, over easy.
Contemporary definitions for over easy
adjective

pertaining to an egg that is flipped when the white is nearly cooked and fried on the other side, with the yolk still being somewhat liquid; also written over-easy

Usage Note

cooking

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Slang definitions & phrases for over easy

over easy

adjective phrase

Of eggs, fried on both sides, lightly on one (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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