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 fry them in butter until browned and crispy. Of course they’re yummy!
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
My latest egg discovery: hard boiled eggs halved and fried 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 fried hard boiled eggs?
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 warm arugula salad and top it with fried hard boiled eggs instead of poached 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. Eggs are very healthy, according to research. And happily, butter is pretty much harmless according to current research, unless you have a tendency to develop high cholesterol, in which case you could fry your eggs in olive oil (that sound really good, actually!).
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 them very gently, in the microwave on 50% power.
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.