Eggs are an easy, nutritious, affordable and delicious addition to any meal any day of the week. Plus, they are a star ingredient in many classic dishes and must-try trends that will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.
Whether you’re preparing school lunches for your kids or a quick dinner after a busy day, eggs should always be within reach for a simple yet versatile meal inspiration. From a Japanese-style egg salad sandwich to a photo-worthy brunch board, get cracking with these 10 food trends that feature eggs.
Looking to level up the classic egg salad sandwich? The tamago sando offers a Japanese twist on a comfort food for all ages. What sets it apart is the use of tangy Japanese mayo, and soft-boiled egg halves placed in the centre of the sandwich engulfed in egg salad. The final result is a delight for your eyes and your tastebuds.
Ricotta Toast with Fried Eggs
It may have started as the trend that swept TikTok, but ricotta toast has proven that it’s here to stay. Toast your favourite whole grain bread and slather it with the creamy Italian cheese, tomato slices and yolky fried eggs for a lighter meal that brings the bistro experience into your home.
Leek and Spinach Shakshuka
When it comes to egg recipes, shakshuka is a crowd pleaser. The traditional North African version of the dish poaches the eggs in a tomato and pepper-based sauce, but this recipe introduces a fresh, herby twist with a base of leeks, spinach and parsley. Serve it from the oven right to the table and enjoy with fresh bread to scoop up all of the saucy, eggy goodness.
If you can’t decide what to serve for brunch, try this charcuterie board-inspired spread that will excite everyone at your table. The combinations are endless, but you can’t go wrong with bacon, cheese, seasonal fruit, slices of toast and, of course, eggs. Prepare your soft or hard boiled eggs ahead of time, or whip up some fluffy scrambled eggs just before serving the brunch board.
Chinese Tomato Egg Drop Soup
Eggs are perfect for any season, especially when whisked and swirled into a rich tomato broth. Whether you serve it as an appetizer, alongside Chinese greens, or as the main course, this flavour-packed dish is impressive and only takes 15 minutes to make.
Farmhouse Breakfast Cups
Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you. These scrumptious egg bites can be added to a do-it-yourself bistro box for lunch, served as hors d’oeuvres at your next get together, or as easy snacks to make for the entire family on a road trip. They’re also a great way to use up leftovers like cooked bacon or grilled veggies.
Turkish Eggs (Cilbir)
Cilbir, a popular Turkish dish, combines nutritious, soft-poached eggs with a savoury garlic-dill yogurt and a drizzle of spiced butter. Swirl the yolk around the yogurt and scoop it up with warm, crusty bread for a satisfying meal any time of the day.
Get kids of all ages into the kitchen by making egg clouds. Fun to make and even more fun to eat, cloud eggs have gone from a trending, picture-perfect dish to a family favourite recipe. The key to creating pretty, cloud-like whites is to use cold eggs and whip them with an electric mixer until stiff peaks are formed. Season with salt and pepper, or fold in shredded cheese, crumbled bacon and chives before baking.
The Perfect Omelette
The nutritional value of eggs makes a simple omelette the perfect, protein-packed meal whenever you’re short on time. Think of an omelette as a blank canvas and get creative by customizing it however you like or think of it as a way to clean out the fridge by using your left over assortment of veggies and cheese.If you’re still trying to master your flip, the key to keeping your omelet in one piece is to not overload the fillings.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls
Scrambled egg and sausage bowls can be made the night before and heated up in no time for a quick breakfast or lunch at home, school or the office. Swap out the sausage for bacon, ham or Mexican-style black beans if you like, and in case your avocado hasn’t ripened, use store-bought guacamole to top the bowls instead.