TikTokers are simply eggs-cited about pesto.
The unusual food combo is one of the latest food trends to hit the video-sharing app, which is now more than 131.8 million views strong according to the hashtag “pesto eggs.”
And the countless videos linked under the popular hashtag are showing home chefs that there’s really no wrong way to make a pesto-covered egg dish.
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TikTok recipes have ranged between scrambled, fried, sunny-side up, omelets, poached, deviled and more.
TikTokers are combining egg dishes with pesto sauce and now it is a growing trend. (iStock)
The most-viewed and liked pesto egg recipe on TikTok comes from Amy Wilichowski, which was posted to the app on April 26.
Within one month, Wilichowski’s video has racked up more than 11 million views and 1.4 million likes.
The 23-year-old registered dietitian and recipe developer showed TikTok that eggs can be cooked in pesto sauce instead of oil.
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Wilichowski also likes to serve her pesto eggs on sourdough bread with ricotta, smashed avocado, honey, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.
“I know I’ve said this a million times, but you have to try pesto eggs. I swear your life will be changed,” she promised her viewers in her video. “The taste is incredible. You won’t go back.”
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“I’ve been topping my eggs with pesto for a while now, but it wasn’t until last summer that I thought of the idea to cook my eggs directly in pesto,” Wilichowski told Fox News via email. “I realized that since there was already olive oil in pesto, I could just crack my eggs directly into it and it would have a similar effect to cooking eggs in any kind of cooking oil!”
Moreover, it appears Wilichowski’s viral video has inspired several others to come up with their own pesto egg dishes that can be served with or without bread.
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Fellow TikTok creator, Cooking with Ayeh, gave her stamp of approval for pesto eggs when she reviewed the food combo in early May.
“I just had to try the pesto eggs I keep seeing. Let me tell you, it’s definitely worth the hype,” she said in her video, which only included pesto, eggs and salt and pepper on toast.
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Aside from olive oil, most pesto sauces are made with pine nuts, crushed garlic, basil, cheese and other light seasonings.
Reviewers who have tested out pesto on eggs generally report it has a nutty and cheesy flavor.
Meanwhile, search engine data on Google Trends shows that people have been looking into pesto eggs increasingly since March.
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The recipe is most searched for in Minnesota, California, New York and Missouri. People have also shown interest in Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Washington, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas.