Fried hard-boiled eggs are buttery, crispy and delicious. They are wonderful as a snack, as a breakfast, or as a salad topping.
Fried hard-boiled eggs are surprisingly delicious. Or maybe it’s not so surprising after all. Take tasty hard-boiled eggs and cook them in butter until browned and crispy. Of course they’re 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.
How to make fried hard-boiled eggs
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 would probably enhance their flavor. But I find it unnecessary. Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions.
How to serve them?
They 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!
But are they healthy?
I believe they are. Obviously, fried hard-boiled eggs are perfect for anyone on a keto or low carb diet.
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.
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Fried Hard Boiled Eggs
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Place the butter in a small nonstick skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until melted.
- Add the egg halves. Fry until golden-brown, about 2 minutes per side. If the butter browns too much, reduce heat to medium.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.