The Unexpected 3-Ingredient Snack Taking the Internet by Storm

"It’s a solid 10 out of 10."



The internet has given us some of our favorite unexpected food hacks and combos. It gave us pasta sauce hacks like Way Better Than Feta Pasta, which uses frozen spinach artichoke dip as the sauce, and Baked Boursin Lemon Pasta, which uses a disc of Boursin to make a sauce. It taught us to make Candied Kielbasa a sweet treat. It also showed us how to get every last bit of peanut butter from the jar by making a Shaken Peanut Butter Espresso—right in the almost empty jar.

If you scroll through apps like TikTok daily, you’ll usually find something you want to make. It’s a treasure trove of culinary ideas. Some good. Some bad.

There’s just not enough time to try all the ideas. But the other day, I saw an unexpected food combo on Nicole LeeAnne’s TikTok channel and decided to try it. She has a regular feature on her channel called Mad Snack Monday. Her followers suggest odd food combos for her to try, and she tries them—like ranch dressing on top of cooked rice, which she deemed “bizarrely delicious.”

The combo that piqued my interest was cinnamon-sugar toast with what she calls a “dippy egg” on top. Since the entire snack takes less than 10 minutes to make, doesn’t make much of a mess, and isn’t expensive, it seemed like a good option for stretching my TikTok culinary muscles with little risk.

In one of her latest Mad Snack Monday videos (warning: if you click through, her language can be NSFW), Nicole makes the combo of cinnamon-sugar toast—toasted white bread with butter, sugar, and cinnamon—and tops it off with a sunny-side-up egg with a runny yoke.

Her look and words, including “Holy sh.. that’s good,” let you know she’s enjoying it. “Some of you out there are wicked snack geniuses, and you are a wicked snack genius,” she says, presumably talking to the person who suggested the combination. She ended with, "It's a solid 10 out of 10."

I had to try it.

While toasting a slice of white bread, I cooked a sunny-side-up egg. Then, I buttered the toast and sprinkled on my cinnamon-sugar mix (2 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon, just like my mom taught me). I topped it all with the egg.

The verdict? Good, really good. Sweet and savory. But something was missing. And I knew just what it was—a sprinkling of salt to season the egg—just a pinch of kosher salt. It brightened the entire combination.

Maybe you, too, want to try something new with little risk and big reward. Three components—buttered toast, cinnamon-sugar topping, and an egg—make the breakfast or snack we didn't know we were missing.

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