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. Frying hard-boiled eggs in butter makes them especially good. In fact, they are one of my favorite keto snacks!
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. And if you use my tutorial for how to boil eggs, you should keep them in the water for the full 12 minutes so that the yolks are fully cooked.
Butter: Salted or unsalted, it’s up to you. I usually have unsalted butter in the fridge (for my frequent baking) so that’s what I use in this recipe.
Salt and pepper: Just a pinch. Or simply salt to taste.
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. It’s a really nice variation on the classic recipe.
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 a bit more labor-intensive but once they’re ready, they 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).