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Eggs are popular the world over because of their affordability and versatility. They’re an excellent source of protein and a nutritional powerhouse with 14 key nutrients. To celebrate world egg day, we’ve put together nine of our favourite “egg-clectic” recipes from around the world to showcase the adaptability of the egg!
Shakshouka is a trendy dish that has its origins in the Middle East and North Africa. While there are many regional variations, the dish’s main feature is a spiced tomato and vegetable sauce in which eggs are nested and poached. Mexico has a similar dish called Huevos Rancheros, and our recipe is a blend of these two dishes and cultures.
Perico is a Columbian spin on scrambled eggs! Bright with bell peppers, it’s simple to make and a great way to get some veggies in with your breakfast.
Tenshindon hails from Japan, but has Chinese roots. Our recipe features a crab and seafood omelette served over rice with a rich, flavourful broth. A perfect comfort food for the fall!
Chả-Trứng-Hấp is a Vietnamese egg meatloaf. It’s a wonderful dinner option that is traditionally steamed, rather than baked. It features a mix of pork and seafood, the pungent fish sauce that is so prevalent in Vietnamese cuisine, and of course, eggs!
Clafoutis is a traditional French dish, given a North American spin with the addition of Saskatoon berries. The combination of a lovely, custardy batter with fresh berries make this dish perfect for either dessert or breakfast.
Chinese Egg Roll Cookies are wonderfully crispy and flaky, and are popular gifts around the lunar New Year and other holidays. Our version has been developed so you can make them in your own kitchen, without the specialized equipment they usually require.
Khachapuri is a traditional dish from Georgia, made with a “boat” of bread filled with a variety of toppings as well as cheese and an egg. This version features brie, caramelized onions, spinach and prosciutto with, of course, the requisite egg.
Eggs Makhani is a dish from North India, similar to butter chicken but with eggs as the star. It’s a thick, creamy, mild curry and is best served with rice or naan.
Finish Pannukakku (Oven Pancakes) are simple to make and are reminiscent of a combination of custard, crepe, and pancake. This homey dish can serve as breakfast or dessert, and can be enjoyed with any number of toppings.