Not all social media trends are worth a try, and the TikTok egg hack falls in the “no-go” category. If you think you're going to shave off a few minutes of prep time with this trick, you're mistaken. A hearty brunch might take some time to put together, but for your sake—and safety—it's worth it.
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What is the TikTok egg hack?
Users across the video-sharing platform believe they've cracked the code by poaching eggs in the microwave. A 25-year-old woman in the UK had been using this method for quite some time, but it recently yielded disastrous results after one seemingly innocent move.
Chantelle Conway (@chantelleconway2020) cracked a raw egg into a cup of boiling water and placed it in the microwave for 10 seconds. When she attempted to scoop the egg out of the boiling water with a cold spoon, a reaction occurred that caused the water to splash all over her face, leaving her with severe burns.
“I've literally burned my face and neck off,” the young woman reveals in a warning video. “Please do not do that egg hack challenge.”
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⚠️ warning ⚠️ please please people stop doing ur Porched ￼ eggs in the microwave 💔 I was VERY VERY lucky .Iv now got to just leave it to heal #fypシ♬ original sound - Chantelle Conway 🖤 (opens in new tab)
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If you can't start your day without scrambled, sunny side up or poached eggs, fear not. There are several egg-focused TikTok hacks that are totally delicious and safe to attempt.
TikTok egg hacks to try at home
1. Pesto eggs
Forget the butter and olive oil. Pesto eggs call for just that—pesto!
“The oil in the pesto will keep the eggs from sticking to the pan,” Amy Wilichowski (@amywilichowski) says in her now-viral video. “The taste is incredible—you won’t go back.”
Chefs are able to prepare the egg however they like—scrambled, sunny side up, etc. But what makes this a truly social media-worthy brunch dish is the way Amy spices it up. She takes the egg, places it on a piece of toast, adds ricotta, avocado, a drizzle of honey and red pepper flakes (plus salt and pepper to taste).
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#eggs #pestoeggs #homecook♬ cooking video - cooking (opens in new tab)
2. The makeshift breakfast sammie
Should you ever run low on slices of bread, this TikTok user's got you. @iamchristianromo shows his followers how to create an egg breakfast sandwich with a single slice of bread. We appreciate the creativity, Christian.
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Do this every day #fyp #foryou #OREOFORSANTA #Wishlist #StrikeAPosay @thecoldestwater #thecoldestwater #food #breakfast #eggs #lifehack♬ original sound - Christian Romo (opens in new tab)
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3. The perfect drop
With this fancy TikTok egg hack, all cooks need to do is throw an egg into the pan and it'll crack perfectly. While we have a hard time believing it's that simple (from experience), perhaps with a little practice, it won't be too difficult to pull off.
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#stitch with @maddysumnerx #eggs #challenge #cooking #newchallenge #share #fyp♬ original sound - Marcin Teodoru (opens in new tab)
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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
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