I Tried TikTok’s "Grated Egg Toast" and We Need to Talk About It

Move over pesto eggs, the internet's favorite new recipe is here.

Grated egg on avocado toast

Simply Recipes / Emma Christensen

As a social media editor, I am always trying out new food trends to see if they are worth the hype. The feta pasta craze? Totally worth it. I made a spinach and artichoke pasta version that haunts my dreams to this day. Nature’s cereal? Not for me. It was like eating spa water with a spoon.

So when Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh (known on the internet by her blog name, Healthyish Foods) dropped a grated egg avocado toast video and it started taking TikTok by storm, I knew that I had to see what the fuss was all about.

There is no denying that it is a gorgeous dish. Made with a thick piece of sourdough bread, a layer of creamy avocado, and delicate cloud of grated hard boiled egg, what more could you possibly want for breakfast? But it’s the grating of the egg that sets this dish apart, and I have to admit that I had my reservations about if it was worth the effort. Is grating your egg really worth the hassle? Does it really make that much of a difference, or is this just for aesthetics?

Does the Grated Egg Toast Live Up to the Hype?

Having just finished eating my version of the grated egg avocado toast, I can tell you that it truly is delicious. The egg melts in your mouth and blends beautifully with the avocado, and I chose to top mine with a bit of Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch, which was phenomenal. But I would be lying if I said creating this dish wasn’t extremely frustrating. The trick to grating your eggs is to wait until they are completely cold before grating them, but even then it was incredibly messy. I shot a TikTok video of my attempt, and there is egg all over my counter. Half way through grating my egg it just started to fall apart, and while I got enough to top the toast with, it was very frustrating to grate a crumbling egg, and I still have to go take care of that mess in my kitchen.

My final consensus is that it’s worth trying at least once. The toast tasted amazing! But is this something I plan on doing regularly? Probably not. Sure, it may be a bit impractical and seem like too much work, but feeding yourself can sometimes get boring when you are pressed for time or you rely on the same meals every day. A new trend every once in a while to shake things up is a fun way to learn new cooking skills, taste new dishes, or just try something new for the fun of it. 

How to Make Grated Egg Toast

Here is how I made my toast if you feel like trying this trendy toast for yourself:

  1. First, I hard boiled two eggs for about 10 minutes. I wanted to make sure I had enough to really create a thick grated egg layer, but if you want less egg you are fine using one.
  2. While the eggs were boiling, I prepped my toast. I toasted the bread, buttered it, and added smashed avocado, salt, and pepper.
  3. Wait for the eggs to cool after boiling. When the eggs were done cooking, I put them in a bowl and placed them in the freezer for a few minutes to cool down.
  4. Next, I peeled my eggs and grated them over my toast. I have a cheap little grater because I live in an apartment and can only store so many things, but if you have a nice cheese grater you may have an easier time at this than I did!
  5. Add your embellishments. I sprinkled a little salt and pepper on my egg layer along with some grated Parmesan and Chili Onion Crunch.

What Else Can You Add Grated Egg to?

Pillowy clouds of grated hard-boiled egg aren't just for toast, you know. For something fancy, grate eggs over asparagus to make classic Asparagus Mimosa, or go for a double dose of eggy goodness and make Eggs Mimosa.

A nice breakfast burger with grated egg, bacon, and cheese? Count me in! Or what about brunch Croque Monsieur with some grated egg on top? And can you imagine what your friends would say if you served them some Chilaquiles Rojos with a runny sunny side up egg AND some grated egg on top? Now that’s fancy!