As one of the most easily available foods, these egg dishes go way beyond the scramble
ingredients in any pantry. It is also one of the homiest, most comforting foods around. Chefs from Japan to Lebanon have been pairing local ingredients with the otherwise simple egg. But more often than not, the most memorable global egg recipes go beyond simple pan-frying. These egg preparations can help you elevate your egg-making game and discover some new flavour combinations.
Khachapuri is considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes and several of Georgia’s regions have their own distinctive type. The filling contains cheese (fresh or aged, most commonly sulguni), eggs and other ingredients. It is said that many Georgians prefer khachapuri to pizza.
Place of origin: Georgia
Shakshuka is a North African dish of eggs cooked sunny-side-up in a skillet of tomato sauce, spiced up with chili pepper, turmeric and cumin. It might look fancy, but this single skillet recipe is simple to prepare.
Place of origin: Tunisia
For a less-breakfasty take on eggs, try this Filipino recipe for tokneneng, also known as kwek kwek. These battered and fried quail eggs are typically eaten with a barbecue sauce that, according to Kawaling Pinoy, will transport you right to the streets of the Philippines.
Place of origin: Philippines
Eggs and sausage are a classic British breakfast pairing, and a Scotch egg takes that relationship to the next level. This English recipe takes a boiled egg and wraps it in sausage meat before deep frying with sausage and breadcrumbs.
Place of origin: England
A spicy masala probably isn’t the first thing you’d think to pair with hardboiled eggs—but this Punjabi version of egg curry is all kinds of delicious. The eggs are boiled, then cooked in a flavourful onion and tomato gravy spiced with red chili, coriander and turmeric. Pair with steamed basmati rice, roti, or paratha and have a hearty and satisfying meal.
Place of origin: India
A simple, yet delicious stuffed omelet from Thailand. Khai YatSai is a giant four-egg omelette, filled with minced meat and herbs – meant to be served family-style and is great for either a hearty breakfast or a light evening meal, whichever you fancy!
Place of origin: Thailand
Words: Syed Hussain