When I was in America I was offered eggs for breakfast as either 'up', 'down', 'easy' or 'dropped'.
None of them are in use in Britain, where we have our eggs, fried, scrambled, boiled, or poached.
Please could someone match these terms for me?
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up = sunny-side up
down = sunny-side down
Eggs cooked "over easy" means that it gets fried on both sides, but the yolk stays runny. To make one, you cook the raw egg just until the whites are set on the bottom, then you quickly flip it over to cook the other side. "Over" refers to flipping the egg, and "easy" refers to the doneness of the yolk. You can also cook eggs "over medium" and "over hard," depending on how cooked you prefer the yolk!
I researched several websites for this.