If you like over easy eggs, but hate to flip them, here's a nice thing I learned while cooking for a living. Have a nice flat pan or a skillet that allows for a flat center. Get a squirt bottle with some water, and a good lid that covers the pan or at least the eggs.
You've described frying an egg "sunny side up". When doing it sunny side up, some folks add a little water before covering and some don't. I learned to make them that way from a friend who is a chef when she saw me unsuccessfully making her an egg "over easy" and breaking the yolk on accident.
Gotcha! I know what you mean. You want your eggs to have a nice skin on top, not as yellow and runny as sunny side ups. This is a nice, neat way to do it. Sometimes we just pour a little water in as soon as the egg bottoms have cooked a little, and cover the pan with a lid. Or, as you said, just use a small pan lid to cover just the eggs, which is another great tip in itself. It works great! thanks for posting this!
Thank you very much! I have been tring to make over easy for hubby for a long time and they never look good or nice and they run too, so again thank you.