If there’s one thing TikTok is good for, it’s recipe inspiration. I’m the first to admit that my meals can become a little uninspired at times, and I’ve been resorting to the same breakfast (two fried eggs—sometimes scrambled—with whole wheat toast) for nearly three years with very little variation. So, when I saw a new trend taking the internet by storm, I knew it was my time to shine. Ladies and gentlemen: pesto eggs.
We all know that eggs aren’t particularly flavorful without seasoning, and while I often find myself reaching for an excess of paprika to complement the salt and pepper, I was immediately intrigued by the thought of integrating pesto into my cooking method.
The idea is simple: Instead of heating up the pan with a generous spread of olive oil, you coat the hot surface with a spoonful of pesto. It makes sense considering this fan-favorite sauce is already heavily dependent on its olive oil base. Salt and pepper are still essential to doctor up the overall flavor, but cooking your eggs on a bed of pesto adds a unique, and frankly delicious, touch to a meal I’ve eaten tirelessly for the last thousand-plus days.