Recipe Review

I Tried the Viral Grated Egg Avocado Toast Recipe and It’s My New Lazy Brunch Favorite

published Mar 19, 2022
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I Tried It Grated Egg Avocado Toast
Credit: Tai Saint-Louis

As a fan of making simple things sound, look, or feel just a little fancier, the grated egg trend on TikTok immediately piqued my interest. I honestly don’t know why it never crossed my mind — or anyone else’s in my life — to try grating a hard-boiled egg, but once I came across this concept, I started brainstorming all sorts of ways to use the grated egg.

Over 16 million people have watched TikTokers add grated eggs to avocado toast specifically, however, so that’s where I decided to start my grated egg exploration.

How to Make Grated Egg Avocado Toast

The recipe I tried called for only four steps using four main ingredients: hard-boiled eggs (one per slice of toast). crusty artisan bread cut into thick slices, thinly sliced avocado, and kewpie mayonnaise. Once your eggs are boiled, pop your sliced bread in the toaster to desired doneness. Spread the kewpie mayo generously onto your toast, then top with a single layer of avocado slices. Finally, using a microplane grater or zester, grate one whole egg onto each slice of toast. Top with salt, pepper, and Sriracha to taste.

Get the recipe: Grated Egg Avocado Toast

My Honest Review of Grated Egg Avocado Toast

This was the perfect brunch idea for a spring-forward Sunday, when I felt like brunching on something elaborate, but frankly didn’t have the time or energy. As messy as it was during prep, the final product was way less messy to eat than I expected. I wasn’t sure how to feel about the amount of mayo I was spreading on the toast at first, but I soon found out that it wasn’t overpowering. The grated egg has a creamy consistency that, when blended with the avocado and kewpie mayo, almost tasted like a deconstructed egg salad. And while I skipped (more like forgot) the salt and pepper, I honestly didn’t miss it.

Credit: Tai Saint-Louis

Because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find kewpie mayo locally, I grabbed some TRUFF Black Truffle Infused Spicy Mayonnaise as an alternative and ended up trying the recipe with both. The substitution ended up delivering a more savory, smoky taste which I loved, but my niece and sous-chef preferred the tanginess of the kewpie mayo.

Had we not been pausing to document the process, this meal would have taken no more than five minutes to put together — minus the time needed to boil the egg. And because I typically keep hard-boiled eggs on hand to make sure I don’t miss breakfast on busy mornings, this is something I can see having often. 

3 Tips for Making Grated Egg Avocado Toast

  1. Unless you have great knives at home, get your loaf of bread sliced at the store. You’ll also want to be mindful of the width of the bread; the salt and olive oil bread I chose made for smaller slices, so I ended spreading one grated egg between two slices
  2. If you can’t find kewpie mayo locally, order it online. While you may be able to locate the mayo at your local Asian market, if you’re not able to, you can order it online from a number of vendors, including Amazon.
  3. If you’re a fan of heat, be generous with the Sriracha. If you’re not sure, just keep the bottle nearby. I ended up adding much more than the three drops suggested in the recipe I followed and I absolutely loved it.

Get the recipe: Grated Egg Avocado Toast