I Tried 3 Viral Recipes And Here’s How It Panned Out 

by | Oct 17, 2023 | Recipes

Social media: a world filled with endless scrolling and the tantalising promise of those “someday” recipes. We’ve all been there, right? You hit the save button, hoping for that perfect moment to give them a whirl. Well, today’s the day!

WH have put three viral recipes to the test, to see and taste if they *actually* live up to the hype. Here’s how it all went down:

Breakfast Bliss

Pesto Egg-In-A-Hole

This is the morning meal revelation you’ve been waiting for! And why didn’t we think of this sooner? By using pesto as your cooking oil, you not only elevate the flavour but also achieve that irresistible crunch. The best part? You can get creative with your pesto selection—try olive, basil, pepper and beyond!

Pesto Egg-In-A-Hole on a plate

Pesto Egg-In-A-Hole

A flavourful twist on classic breakfast. An egg nestled in bread with pesto for an exciting morning bite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Slices of bread ciabatta or sourdough
  • 1 tbsp Pesto store-bought or homemade
  • 2 Large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Using a cup or a paring knife, carefully carve an egg-sized hole in the centre of your bread.
  • In a small nonstick pan, gently heat the pesto until it begins to sizzle slightly.
  • Place the bread and the bread cut-out into the pan and then gently crack the egg into the hole within the bread.
  • Allow it to cook for approximately 3 minutes. Flip it over and continue cooking for an additional 1 minute to achieve that perfect over-easy egg.
  • Transfer to a plate and for the finishing touch, season it with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.

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Lunch

Burger Taco 

This is our new weekly favourite. I couldn’t believe how simple it is to create something so delicious and healthy. If you have little ones, this trend is a must-try, but it’s equally perfect for solo diners. No need to fry up a whole batch of ingredients. Just select a few and you’ve got yourself a fantastic meal in no time. Voila!

Pro tip: If you’re as time-pressed as I am, consider grabbing some ready-made sauce (I used the Woolworths Burger Mayonnaise). However, I’ve included the recipe for the sauce below, just in case you feel like whipping it up from scratch.

@aussiefitness

Healthy Low Calorie & High Protein Smash Burger Tacos 🌮🍔 Ingredients: (Tacos) 180g Extra Lean Beef Mince (total raw weight – 45g per taco) Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt & Smoked Paprika 1/2 Diced White Onion 4 Mini Tortillas/Wraps (Old El Paso Tortillas Mini Tacos) Toppings: 4 Slices Cheddar Cheese (Dairyworks Natural Cheddar Slices) Lettuce 1/2 Diced White Onion 80g Burger Sauce (20g per taco) Sauce: 50g Light or Fat Free Mayonnaise (Callowfit Mayo Style Sauce) 8g Yellow Mustard 1/2 Tbsp Pickle Juice 1 Tsp White Vinegar 10g Gherkin Relish or Sweet Relish 2 – 3 Tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder Or you can use regular store bought burger sauce. #tacos #smashburger #bigmac #lowcalorie #highprotein #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes

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@chlo_fitx

Burger tacos >>> 😍😍 . Recipe; 2 wraps Beef mince 200g Cheese slices x2 White onion Gherkin Burger sauce 38ml Salt & pepper . 497 calories / 47g protein / 34g carbs / 19g fat #makedinnerwithme #burgertacos #burgertacosrecipes #mealideas #dinner #dinnerideas #lunch #lunchideas #cookdinnerwithme #recipeideas

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Burger Tacos

Burger Tacos

A delicious fusion of burgers and tacos. Perfectly simple, kid-friendly and ideal for a quick, satisfying meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Mini tortilla wraps
  • 200 g Extra-lean mince
  • Ground coriander spice
  • Garlic spice
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Slices cheddar

Extras

  • Pickles chopped
  • Onion chopped
  • Lettuce shredded
  • Cherry tomatoes chopped

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Tomato sauce 
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Chopped pickles or gherkins
  • 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

Instructions
 

  • Start prepping your mince for the tacos. Add the mince and spices to a mixing bowl. Roll the mince into 4 equal meatballs and add on top of the tortillas.
  • Fry the mince tortilla on high heat for about 1-2 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through.
  • Flip the tortilla and add the slice of cheese. This should only take a few seconds, depending on how crispy you want the tortilla.
  • Add your extras, like pickles, lettuce and onions on top of the taco and finish off with a sauce of your choosing. 
Keyword Burgers, Tacos

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Dinner

Baked Feta Pasta

Baked Feta Pasta is the answer to impressing even the most discerning palates. While it does require a bit more time in the oven compared to our earlier recipes, it’s surprisingly low-maintenance to prepare. This is the kind of dish that allows you to pop it in the oven, queue up your favourite show and check in every now and then.

@feelgoodfoodie

It’s been almost 2 years since baked feta pasta went viral and this recipe is now a part of our regular dinner rotation. In this version, I’m adding shrimp during the last 5 minutes of cook time to bulk it up with more protein #sogood

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Baked feta pasta

Baked Feta Pasta

An easy-to-impress pasta dish. Cherry tomatoes, feta and herbs meld together for a savory, low-effort dinner delight.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 shallot or onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Block feta
  • 3 Sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 500g pack of pasta penne, farfalloni or fussilli
  • 1 Zest of lemon optional
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C. In a large ovenproof skillet or a medium-sized baking dish, combine the cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced shallot, minced garlic and a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and a dash of red pepper flakes. Toss these ingredients together, ensuring that they are well combined.
  • Place the feta cheese block into the centre of the tomato mixture. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the feta cheese. Scatter some fresh thyme sprigs over the cherry tomatoes. Pop this skillet or dish into the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. You'll know it's done when the tomatoes are bursting with flavour and the feta cheese is beautifully golden on top.
  • While the feta and tomatoes are baking to perfection, prepare your pasta. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until it's just al dente according to the package instructions. Before draining the pasta, make sure to reserve about ½ cup of pasta water, which will come in handy later.
  • Once the feta and tomatoes are ready, take the skillet or baking dish out of the oven. Add the cooked pasta, the reserved pasta water and some lemon zest (if you're opting for that zesty kick). Gently stir everything until it's beautifully combined. Finish it off with a generous garnish of fresh basil leaves.
Keyword pasta, vegetarian

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