Egg butter

Egg butter

Simple truth... eggs + butter = yum! This inventive spread will become your “go-to” easy keto breakfast or snack. Schmear it on crackers, cucumber slices, or celery. It tops just about anything with a one-two punch of protein and fat. So good you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

Egg butter

Simple truth... eggs + butter = yum! This inventive spread will become your “go-to” easy keto breakfast or snack. Schmear it on crackers, cucumber slices, or celery. It tops just about anything with a one-two punch of protein and fat. So good you’ll wonder how you lived without it!
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 6 6 large egglarge eggs
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
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Instructions

  1. Place the eggs gently in a pot, and cover them with cold water. The cold water just needs to cover the eggs. Bring to a boil without a lid.
  2. Let the eggs simmer for about 8 minutes. Next, cool the eggs down quickly in cold water.
  3. Peel and chop the eggs finely. Stir in the butter, salt and pepper. Add optional flavoring; see suggestions, below.
  4. Serve as-is or as a topping on seed crackers or as a dip for veggies.

Tip

Try flavoring your egg butter with chili flakes, fresh herbs, or your favorite seasoning. Try it as a topping on hot or cold dishes such as avocado, salmon, turkey and ham. It even works in soups and stews and on top of veggies and salads!

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32 comments

  1. Steven
    I remember my mother used to make this as a snack for us back in the 70's! Delish! She used to put it all in a mug and go at it with gusto with a knife until it was all mashed up. Was always best when the egg was still warm and the butter all melted. I'm definitely going to re-live this....
  2. Pat
    My Mum used to do this, then add chopped tomato and call it mock crab because it went a lovely pink colour. I loved it. This is definitely going on my list of foods to try.
  3. Clare
    My gran used to make this for me - it had the very pleasing name of 'eggy cup' because she'd serve it to me in a tea-cup. My husband still makes it for a snack from time to time and always ends up having to share it with the dog who is relentless in her begging. It's one of life's simplest, happy soothers. Delicious.
  4. Pam
    This is a traditional Finnish spread called munavoi. Now if we can only get them to eat it solo or spread it on veg instead of on pasties and rye bread...
  5. Yuki
    I used two eggs and made it. Shared with my husband. I felt content, my husband felt that it was a little bit heavy and couldn't finish it. My body fat is over 30%, my husband is super skinny (5%).

    Same dish, different body, different reaction.

  6. Kelly
    Just made this.. Loved it.... I chose to steam the eggs instead as they are infinitely easier to peel and stay intact.... In all my life I had never heard of egg butter !! So glad I have now :) Thanks for posting.... and.... Thanks so much for this site !!
  7. Candice
    I needed jalapeño and bacon and a little mayo added! ?
  8. Maria
    I'm a Finn, and like Pam mentioned, this is used as a traditional spread in Finland. I can't make myself eat this like this, but I cut "Russian pickles" (fermented, sugar free pickles) in to small pieces and mix with it, and then I can eat is as a side dish.
  9. Tenesha
    I loved it! I added one ingredient to it and it was delicious. I shared the recipe and mentioned the diet doctor in a post on my website http://www.thetenfootjourney.com/2017/06/01/easy-egg-butter-with-bake... . Keep up the good work.
  10. jade
    I used to eat it regularly, on toast or crackers. I'd sometimes add mayo instead of butter and sometimes a bit of curry powder for a bit more flavor.
  11. ronda
    my grandpa make this for me regularly when I was young and called it "sunshine food" as all good food is made with sunshine.
    Thanks Grandpa and diet doctor.
  12. Samantha
    Please please can we have more nutritional info or an app where I can log all the food I am eating specifically for the diet doctor. It would be so worth it.
  13. Donita
    I am just getting started with Keto and Paleo so, good recipes like this make me happy!
  14. Rebecca spence
    This was my dads favorite breakfast when I was young — he grew up in the Midwest during the depression — so figure eggs were probably the only thing in abundance. Major comfort food ❤️👍🏼
  15. sally potentier
    IS NATURAL GREEK YOGURT A GOOD THING TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST AND IF SO WHAT SUGGESTIONS CAN YOU MAKE TO EAT WITH IT? HOPEFULLY SOME KIND OF FRUIT
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    For people eating a ketogenic diet, it is best to avoid yogurt due to the lactose/milk sugar. People eating a more moderate or liberal low carb diet may be able to incorporate yogurt and berries on occasion. Generally speaking, European style yogurts are even higher in fat and lower carb.
  17. Rena
    Can I have porrige on this diet
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I have porrige on this diet

    No, porridge/oats are not a good option on keto/low carb. You can read more about getting started on this page...
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/get-started

  19. Jemma
    it says on the intro lovely to spread on crackers.....what crackers can you have on the Keto diet? I used to have this hot with soft yolk and heavily buttered toast soldiers as a kid was my fave!
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    it says on the intro lovely to spread on crackers.....what crackers can you have on the Keto diet? I used to have this hot with soft yolk and heavily buttered toast soldiers as a kid was my fave!

    The words "seed crackers" are hyperlinked to our recipe.

  21. Kari
    We did this all the time as kids.. but we would "mash" the boiled egg with a bit of butter and cheese wiz
  22. ccfraser
    Do you melt the butter first? Or use room temperature butter?
    Reply: #23
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you melt the butter first? Or use room temperature butter?

    Room temperature butter will work just fine!

  24. Szid
    I will definitely make this one, it would work well as a spread on the cloud bread.
  25. 4aip48
    Tried this on celery sticks. Added a bit of everything but the bagel seasoning and it was better. Second time topped it with a bit of chopped dill pickles.
    Reply: #26
  26. 4aip48
    Made sesame crisp bread today. These two recipes go well together.
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Made sesame crisp bread today. These two recipes go well together.

    That does sound like a good combination!

  28. Sara
    Love eggs, I’ve butter. But this was honestly one of the worst things i’ve ever eaten.. sooo rich and fatty.
    Reply: #29
  29. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Love eggs, I’ve butter. But this was honestly one of the worst things i’ve ever eaten.. sooo rich and fatty.

    So sorry you didn't enjoy it!

  30. tamaramobbs
    okay so i just made this with the 60 g of butter when it recommended 75 with 2 eggs and it was still wayyyyyyyy too much butter... good but will be making it with half the amount next time ...
  31. Adele
    How long will this recipe keep in the refrigerator?
    Reply: #32
  32. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    How long will this recipe keep in the refrigerator?

    This one will keep well for up to 3 days.

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