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5 from 2 votes

Egg Boil

This popular egg boil recipe recently went viral on TikTok and for good reason! This dish is made with hard-boiled eggs, butter, spices, garlic, and onions. One of the easiest and tastiest recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 178kcal


  • 6 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning or to taste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the butter to a large skillet and let it melt completely over medium heat.
  • Stir in the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the eggs and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper and then add the hard-boiled eggs. Cook for 1 minute and enjoy!


  • I highly recommend using unsalted butter and seasoning it with salt and pepper otherwise the sauce can be a little too salty.
  • Avoid overcooking the eggs.
  • If you don't see your favorite spices listed in the recipe, feel free to add them. You can season the sauce to your liking.
  • Once the eggs are done boiling, place them in an ice-water bath or run them under cold water.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg