Mom's 'Genius' Breakfast Hack of Toddler-Sized Eggs Sparks Safety Fears

Safety fears have been raised after a mom shared a hack to make a quick breakfast of eggs for her toddler.

Alex Bewicke, from Australia, uploaded a video to her TikTok and Instagram on Thursday, which is causing a heated debate online.

Bewicke shared her recipe for "mini eggs," as she captioned the video: "Every parent needs to try this."

In the clip, she says: "How to make cool eggs for your kids in the morning. All you do is grab an egg out the fridge, pop it in the freezer.

"In the morning you actually slice this up while it's still frozen. You then put it into the frying pan and it creates really cool mini eggs. My toddler absolutely loves it and I hope your kids do too."

The clip shows her popping whole eggs in the freezer, as she later peels them and slices them up before frying them, making around six toddler-sized fried eggs.

Responding to comments over the recipe, Bewicke added: "I freeze mine overnight."

She shared an on-screen caption saying "toddler egg eating fun hack," with the clip amassing more than 4.5 million views.

It proved divisive, with some parents raving about the tip, calling it "genius," claiming they were going to try it out for themselves.

Twinthompson simply said: "Genius!!"

Capital.Queeen admitted: "Omg! My partner has just ran to the freeze to pop a few in."

Jonny Jaws wrote: "I was 61 when I learned this."

While Channy Murdoch added: "Oh my gawd I need to try this. Thank you!"

But while Bewicke maintained the dish was "amazing," numerous health fears were raised over the safety of freezing eggs, as well as cooking them from frozen.

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"It's dangerous to freeze eggs and cook them from frozen. Love from a dietician," Pru commented.

Huggy Bear revealed: "My friend did this and his toddler got food poisoning."

Francesca Scowen asked: "Could you not just boil and cut it the same way, literally gives you the same thing?"

Rose456 commented: "I'm sure that's not safe. Freezing and putting on direct heat? It probably doesn't even reach the right temp for safety."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) echoed the skeptics, confirming you shouldn't freeze eggs in their shell, or cook them without thawing first.

Its website said: "Eggs should not be frozen in their shells."

Going into more explanation, British website Egg Info added: "First of all, each egg needs to be cracked out of its shell. The egg white and yolk will expand when frozen so if left intact this could damage or break the shell.

"Only freeze eggs which are fresh and in date... Frozen eggs in any form need to be fully thawed to be used and can only be eaten in thoroughly cooked dishes. Never cook eggs directly from frozen."

Newsweek reached out to Bewicke for comment.

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