There’s no food as versatile as eggs. There are endless methods of preparation and every country has at least one unique and popular dish with egg in it. From Scotch Egg in the UK to Egg Hopper in Sri Lanka, here’s how different countries cook eggs:
1. United Kingdom: Scotch Egg
One of the most popular UK dishes, this dish comprises hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage, and dipped in breadcrumbs before either being fried or baked.
2. New Zealand: Bacon and Egg Pie
Egg (beaten) or milk
Made using flaky pastry, bacon, eggs, onion and cheese, bacon and egg pie is a staple take-away snack.
3. France: Oeufs En Cocotte
Extra-virgin olive oil
Oeufs En Cocotte is a traditional French dish, and is perfect for brunch. This easy-to-make dish requires just baking. You need ramekin (small, round bowl) and some water to steam eggs.
4. America: Egg Salad
Part of traditional salad group, egg salad consists of chopped boiled eggs, mustard, mayonnaise, spices and herbs.
5. Israel: Shakshuka
Shakshuka comprises poached eggs, onions, chili peppers, and a variety of spices in a tomato gravy.
6. Indonesia: Nasi Goreng
What do you do with leftover rice? Make nasi goreng. The dish is all about fried rice, topped with an egg.
7. India: Egg curry
There is no one version of egg curry in India. Depending on what style of Indian cooking you’re into, you can make egg curry in at least five varieties: Egg Butter Masala, Punjabi Egg Curry, Chettinad Egg Curry, Aloo Egg Curry and the Bengali version. The basic ingredients include hard boiled eggs, green chili, onion, and tomato.
8. Italy: Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs are one of the most popular appetizers, and are made with hard-boiled eggs, filled with a paste made from egg yolks, mustard and mayonnaise.
9. Sri Lanka: Egg Hopper
Dry active yeast
A popular street food in Sri Lanka, egg hopper is made from rice flour and coconut milk.
10. Japan: Tamagoyaki
Tamagoyaki tastes slightly sweet and comprises multiple layers of the cooked egg which are rolled together.