Skip to Content

Boiled Egg Seasoning

People often ask how to make a perfect easy peeling hard boiled egg and I’ve covered that in depth, but these days, it seems I’m hearing even more about boiled egg seasoning.

boiled egg seasoning eggs on wood
The eggs cut in half

Hard Boiled Egg Seasoning

Boiled eggs are a delicious palate for so many possible tastes and I want to share some ways to season a boiled egg! YUM!

A whole world of flavor awaits! When wondering about Boiled Egg Seasoning, you just have to consider your own desires and tastes and what you are seeking!

The world is your oyster! The world is your Boiled Egg in ANY SEASON (see what I did there – haha) !!!

Here’s What You’ll Need

Go, RUN! Get over there! Check out your spice cabinet and see what you have!

You’ll need spices and herbs! You might need sauces. You’ll definitely need salt and pepper!

  • Herbs and Spices
  • Sauces from the fridge
  • Salt and Pepper
boiled egg seasoning in bowls

Specialty Equipment

There is nothing special you need for seasoning a boiled egg. Nothing at all. Do you have a napkin or a paper towel? That will work.

A plate works great too.

Don’t have those? A plastic bag will do the job.

But if you really want to be fancy, you could always look into a specialty egg holding device.

If you click this photo (or some others in this post) you can go through to Amazon to compare prices. It is an Amazon affiliate link and I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a commission if you purchase through this link (so, thank you very much! All proceeds are used in support of this website)

Here’s How You Do It

  • Simply mix up a few sprinkles of the seasoning you choose.
  • Put your seasoning into a container
  • Roll your egg around in it or dip your egg into it.
  • It’s that easy!
boiled eggs in a bowl
THE SECRET TO EASY PEELING HARD BOILED EGGS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I freeze my egg seasoning?

That depends 100% on what you make your egg seasoning out of. If it has mayonnaise in it, then no. Otherwise, you can probably freeze it if it is just dry seasonings, but you don’t really need to because dry seasonings tend to last a very long time.

How Do I Know If a Seasoning Will Work for Eggs

Try it on your egg! It’s that easy, just try it. What have you lost if you don’t like it? Just toss it and start over.

How Can I Serve Seasonings With a Boiled Egg

There are lots of options for this, but it’s probably easiest to serve dry seasonings in a small bowl for people to add a pinch of to their eggs. If you have a wet seasoning, then a small bowl with a spoon so they can put some on their own plate.

What To Put On Boiled Eggs Besides Salt

So many options! Lets start here..

Dry Seasonings and Herbs To Try By Themselves or Together

  • Garlic Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Montreal Seasoning
  • Steak Seasoning
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Curry Powder
  • Cumin
  • Tarragon
  • Dill
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • Old Bay
  • Chili Powder

What to Put On Hard Boiled Eggs

Wet Seasonings to Try By Themselves or Together

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Chick Fil A Sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Truffle Oil
  • Hot Sauce
  • Gravy
  • salsa
  • Relish
  • Chow Chow
  • Chopped Dill Pickle
  • Appalachian Tiger Sauce
  • Yum Yum Sauce
  • Asian Hot Chili Oil
  • Sour Cream
boiled egg and peel
THE SECRET TO EASY PEELING HARD BOILED EGGS

Tips and Tricks

There are several seasoning tips you will want to consider and then, I’ll add a few of my boiled egg secrets below so stay tuned for the best tips.

  • Consider where you will be eating your boiled eggs. Are you carrying them to work in a plastic bag or plasticware box? If so, you may want a seasoning you simply sprinkle on for ease of use.
  • Are you serving your eggs to friends and want a bit of fancy? Serve with little cups for dipping. Make several “sauces”.
  • Consider a spice blend of your favorite spices! I’ll give suggestions below.
  • Think about whether the spices taste better as a dry place on your egg or if they will be ok when wetted by the egg (it seems boiled eggs can always find some moisture).

Tips for Making a Perfect Boiled Egg

This article is about seasoning a boiled egg BUT you might want a few tips to help with the process of making a boiled egg. Here are a few. The full compendium can be found over on my article about boiling eggs.

  • Bring enough water to cover eggs to a full rolling boil but do not add the eggs until the water is boiling.
  • With the pan off of the heat, GENTLY add the eggs a few at a time using a kitchen spider or a slotted spoon. GENTLY. OH SO GENTLY.
  • Do not over crowd the pan. Eggs should have room around each one.
  • Bring the water back up to a gentle boil and start your timer for 12 minutes.
  • After 12 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, carry to the sink, pour off as much water as possible and place the eggs in cool water. Then add some ice to the bowl. Allow to rest until cooled (about 5 minutes).
  • A 12 minute egg is a fully cooked hard boiled egg. If you like a softer yolk, you’ll want to go with less cook time, but follow these basic directions.
  • Crack the eggs on the fat end of the egg and peel under running cold water so the water can assist removing the peel.

***PRO TIP – Older eggs are easier to peel so if you often need hard boiled eggs, keep a few especially for that purpose and allow them to age a bit

Possible Seasoning Blends to Try on your Boiled Egg

Just something to get your started. I’m not listing amounts here because a sprinkle will work for one egg or you could do variations in amounts for different flavors.

  1. Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder and a small sprinkle of hot sauce (my favorite)
  2. Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, Old Bay and Chili Powder
  3. Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard and Horseradish
  4. Mayonnaise, Mustard, sweet relish
  5. Olive Oil, Tarragon and Dill
  6. Asian Hot Chili Oil and sour cream.

Watch Us Make Boiled Eggs

Can You Give Me a Hand

Please leave a 5 STAR comment in the comment section below. That helps others to find the articles here at Loaves and Dishes! Thank you!

boiled egg seasoning

Boiled Egg Seasoning

Fast Easy Boiled Egg Seasoning Ideas and you'll be enjoying your meal in a minute.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Save Rate
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boiled Egg Seasoning
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Boiling Eggs Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce Franks or Tolulas

Instructions

  • Cook and peel the eggs. Dry off with a paper towel.
  • Mix the salt, pepper and garlic powder together and place in a small bowl or on a plate.
  • Cut the eggs in half, sprinkle with the seasoning mix and add a few drops of hot sauce to each egg half.

Notes

You can try any mixture of dry and wet seasonings, here are some ideas to mix together…
Dry Seasonings
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Montreal Seasoning
  • Steak Seasoning
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Curry Powder
Wet Seasonings
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Chick Fil A Sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Truffle Oil
  • Hot Sauce
  • Gravy
  • salsa
  • Relish
  • Chow Chow
  • Chopped Dill Pickle
  • Appalachian Tiger Sauce
  • Yum Yum Sauce
  • Asian Hot Chili Oil
  • Sour Cream
  • Cumin
  • Tarragon
  • Dill
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • Old Bay
  • Chili Powder

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Boiled Egg Seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 373mg124%
Sodium 909mg38%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 524IU10%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe?Mention @loavesanddishes or tag #loavesanddishes!

A Verse to Share

For some reason, the Lord has set it on my heart to share about freedom today. Maybe this speaks to you? It does to me. Sometimes the truth hurts but it always lets you know whats up.

John 8:32

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating




Lisa Amadeo

Friday 24th of February 2023

Thank you for all the helpful info and ideas. Hard boiled eggs have always intimidated me a bit. Looking forward to trying again. Happy weekend ๐Ÿ’–

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

Hope you enjoyed!

15585

Want My 9 Secrets to Immediate Kitchen Confidence?