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    I Made TikTok's Viral Pesto Eggs, And I Might Eat Them Every Day Now

    This is NOT simply spooning some pesto over your scrambled eggs.

    Among many, many things, TikTok is full of food trends.


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    Remember feta pasta? And whipped coffee, aka dalgona coffee?

    The latest one is pesto eggs, and I have to say that I, like a fool, was skeptical of this newest viral culinary creation.

    A. bowl of pesto next to some dry pasta shells and pine nuts
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    The pesto egg tag on TikTok currently has more than 90 million views, and who am I to disagree with so many people?

    See, I thought you were just supposed to spoon some pesto over your scrambled eggs, which...isn't new. But I was wrong!


    You're actually supposed to cook your eggs in pesto — as opposed to using butter or oil — and can make them fried, scrambled, or any way you want.

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    Knowing that, I set out to try them for myself, following TikTok user amywilichowski's instructions, and here's how it went:

    Amy posted the original video that started it all.

    The ingredients are eggs and pesto (duh), ricotta cheese, avocado, honey, bread, and seasonings.


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    Amy used salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, so I did too.

    First, I plopped some pesto on my frying pan and cracked an egg, cooking on low heat so that the pesto wouldn't burn. While that was going, I put some bread in the toaster.

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    I used about a tablespoon of pesto, but it seems like you can decide the amount for yourself. I seasoned my egg with black pepper and red pepper flakes, but you can do whatever you want.

    I kept following Amy's tutorial and spread some ricotta cheese on my toast, which I followed up with mashed avocado.

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    Then came the egg and garnishes: some honey and more seasoning!

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    I had serious misgivings about putting honey over a fried egg.

    And I gotta say, this stuff is goooood (yep, even with the honey).

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    The sweetness from the ricotta and honey, the saltiness from the egg and pesto, and then the little kick from the red pepper flakes? A surprising but delicious combination. PS, I know you're all gonna give me heat in the comments, but I hate a runny yolk so I cook it all the way through. Leave me alone about it!

    The best part was how few dishes I had to take care of afterward.

    Dishes in the sick
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    I hate doing dishes.

    Since variety is the spice of life, I made a second version of pesto eggs with a few tweaks: I scrambled the eggs in the pesto and topped them with arugula, tomato, and balsamic vinegar on wheat toast...

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    ...and it was just as good!

    The original was more of a mix of flavors, where this variation is full-on savory. It was also a bit messier to eat because of the arugula leaves, but who's gonna judge me?

    Final grade: A+, five stars, 10/10, a perfect way to spice up your basic egg prep.


    This is easy to make, easy to clean up, can be eaten at any time of the day (it'd make a great lunch), and can be mixed up however you want. I bet they'd taste great with sriracha sauce and sesame seeds.

    Do you think you'll be trying this newest creation from TikTok Culinary Academy?