This Hack Shows You How to Flip An Egg Without Breaking the Yolk

Updated: Dec. 04, 2023

No more sacrificing an entire carton of eggs for breakfast.

Every great morning starts with a hearty breakfast. Sausage, bacon and plenty of that delicious protein—eggs. Everyone’s got their favorite style: scrambled, fried, poached, over easy, etc. Eggs are versatile, tasty and give us that early morning boost we need to start the day off right—so you’d think by now we’d know how to cook an egg, right?

Unfortunately, like many of us, I still struggle with flipping an egg to get that perfect over-easy doneness. Luckily, this TikTok hack shows us how to flip an egg without breaking the yolk. Perfect breakfast, here we come.

Also, check how to crack an egg perfectly every time.

How to Flip An Egg Without Breaking the Yolk

This tip seems like something we should have been doing a long time ago. I remember the first time I tried to teach myself to make an over-easy. Needless to say, my mom wasn’t too happy coming into the kitchen and seeing an entire carton of eggs wasted in my endeavors. While I did manage to master the skill (many years later), this hack would have helped me on my journey quite a bit.

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It’s simple. Take the lid to your pan (or a lid that is large enough) and grease it up with butter or another non-stick spray. Slip the unflipped eggs onto the lid and use it as a giant spatula to flip the eggs upside down back into the pan. No more worrying about the spatula being too small and splattering the poor yolk everywhere. Bonus… you can do multiple eggs at once!

Try: Made with four simple ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes, this simple dippy eggs recipe will quickly become a popular breakfast at your house.

How to Cook Over-Easy Eggs Without Flipping

If this still seems like too much trouble for you, there’s an even easier way! Simply pour a small amount of water into your pan with the unflipped egg and cover it with a lid. The steam will create the perfect over-easy egg with practically no work. On top of that, you get a bouncy, delicious yolk in the middle.

Looking for more eggs-cellent recipes? Try out this amazing breakfast sandwich hack.

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