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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Dishes in the sick

    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...

    ...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.

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