Eggs are a food staple anywhere in the world, used in various recipes. And there is actually a reason why almost all cuisines have a thing for eggs. They are tasty and help create a nice texture to a fulfilling meal. No wonder why people love them so much! In this article, we will explore five amazing ways to eat your eggs, inspired by how residents from various countries of the world cook them.
Eggs on Cocotte – France
One of the most popular ways to prepare eggs, especially in western Europe, is Eggs on Cocotte. We decided to start with them since they are particularly easy to make. Runny baked eggs, cooked lightly to keep them soft. Often with dill or herbs on top depending on preference, creating an excellent dip for veggies or toast.
Bacon & Egg Pie – New Zealand
A delicious pie that is deeply engraved in the childhood memories of New Zealand residents. This home-style cooked egg recipe is truly popular in the area and people love it - as you will too! Fried or grilled bacon, onions, parsley, milk, puff pastry and, of course, eggs, bake together to form a delicious and beautiful creation.
Adjarian Khachapuri – Georgia
If you visit Georgia, you will easily notice that the majority of residents will choose Khachapuri over Pizza anytime! This traditional Georgian bread dish comes in many forms and varieties, but we want to focus on the one that features our dedicated ingredient: the egg! Eggs are preferably cooked this way here, creating a national dish. In fact, Adjarian Khachapuri is a bread dough formed like a paper boat, wide open to accommodate the egg in its centre. With a pat of butter before serving, and maybe some cheese on top, it is truly fulfilling and delicious.
Huevos Rancheros – Mexico
A typical breakfast for Mexicans are ‘rancher's eggs’. This traditional way to cook eggs is easy, extra tasty and extra chilli! Basically, fried eggs come to meet tortillas, which are also fried -- but lightly, as we don’t want them to be too crispy. The tortillas are usually topped with a chilli-tomato based sauce, creating a unique flavour. They are usually served with beans, slices of avocado or guacamole and sometimes Mexican-style rice.
Shakshuka – Africa
Widely popular in Africa, especially in the Middle East, Shakshuka is an egg recipe local people really love. While it is also a popular dish in Israel, its actual origin is not yet clear, though Africans tend to honour this recipe the most. Thinly sliced onions, small hot chillies, garlic, cumin, various seeds, a mix of coriander and parsley alongside eggs, create an olive-oil pan fried mix! Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack!