Fried hard-boiled eggs are buttery, crispy and delicious. They are wonderful as a snack, as a breakfast, or as a salad topping.
Plain hard-boiled eggs are not bad. On the contrary. They are delicious and they are good for you. But they are a bit boring… this recipe certainly takes them to a whole new level.
Indeed, fried hard-boiled eggs are surprisingly delicious. Or maybe it’s not so surprising after all. Take tasty and hard-boiled eggs and cook them in butter until browned and crispy. Of course they’re going to be yummy!
The perfect snack!
I love hard-boiled eggs. I love them plain, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper. 🥚 And I love them topped with a variety of toppings – mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce. Obviously, I love them deviled (who doesn’t?).
I make a dozen hard-boiled eggs twice a week for my family of four, so we can always have one or two if we’re hungry between meals.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
Hard-boiled eggs: They should be halved lengthwise.
Butter: Salted or unsalted, it’s up to you.
Salt and pepper: Just a pinch.
How to make fried hard-boiled eggs
It’s easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
Take boiled eggs, cut them in half, and saute them in butter on both sides until golden brown. They come out so delightful: warm and buttery, soft yet crispy.
I season them very simply, with salt and black pepper. Paprika or even smoked paprika would probably enhance their flavor. But I find it unnecessary.
How to serve them?
Fried hard-boiled eggs make a perfect snack or a great breakfast. And they are also very good for lunch or dinner, as a salad topping.
Sometimes I make a cobb salad and use these eggs instead of the old boring hard-boiled eggs!
Can you keep leftovers?
You can, for 3-4 days in the fridge, in a sealed container. But if you’ve used hard-boiled eggs that already spent a few days in the fridge, take that into account. Reheat the leftovers very gently, in the microwave on 50% power.
More tasty things to do with hard-boiled eggs
My favorite is these deviled eggs. I make them with Greek yogurt and they are so creamy and flavorful.
Another tasty recipe is this egg salad. I like to grate the eggs by hand using a box grater. It makes for a great texture.
Finally, these baked Scotch eggs are such a wonderful snack. They are also fun to make!
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Fried Hard Boiled Eggs
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Other spices such as paprika (optional)
- Place the butter in a small nonstick skillet.
- Heat it over medium-high heat until melted.
- Add the egg halves. Fry them until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. If the butter browns too much, reduce heat to medium.
- Season the eggs with salt and pepper and serve.
- Keep leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days (unless the eggs you used had already spent some time in the fridge).