How to get over medium eggs in Portland


Don't you mean "server" instead of "waitress"?
A bit more accurate, tell the server over-medium, and the line cooks make it over-easy. Unless someone specifically requests sunny side up or over well/hard, the eggs are typically prepped the same. In most high-performance kitchens, the difference between a technical medium or easy is literally seconds on the flattop. When you're turning over 20, 30, or more tables and most have an egg or two, that couple seconds makes no difference. Most eaters don't know the difference anyhow, and for the few that are returned, they are typically prepped the same the second time around. All the cook really wants to hear is runny or not. Want to really piss the person cooking your eggs off? Order an egg over-easy and another egg over-medium for the same dish.