Egg butter with herbs

Egg butter is very suitable for fillings such as hearty mini cream puffs or as a spread for party bites. The basic mass consists of butter and yolks from hard-boiled eggs. Then it can be seasoned with herbs, peppers, nuts or other things as you like. It can be produced very easily and quickly.

Egg butter with herbs and peppers on a plate.

Recipe Aromatic butter for brunch

Aromatic butter for brunch
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Course: spread
Cuisine: Germany
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 3 hard-boiled egg yolks
  • 100 g soft butter
  • salt, paprika
  • 1 tbsp herbs such as tarragon, parsley or wild garlic


  • Beat the butter until frothy. Mash the egg yolks with a fork and add to the butter. Mix everything evenly.
  • Finely chop the herbs. Add to the butter and mix well.
  • Place the butter in a mould or bowl and leave to set in the fridge.
  • The butter can continue to be used as a spread. Or you cut 1 cm thick slices and cut out pieces of butter with a biscuit mold. The use of small wooden butter molds with a pattern on the butter pieces is also very nice.

Tips & Hints

Tip: This butter is very aromatic with wild garlic. This herb is also available in a high quality dried form that works very well in this recipe.


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