Eggs are one of the most versatile foods you can get, and they are filling and nutritious too. They contain protein, heart-healthy fats and choline, which is a nutrient that helps brain development.
An egg breakfast is regarded as a good start to the day all around the world, and here are some of the best ways to have eggs from around the globe.
1. Traditional Full English Breakfast
The full English is also known as a “fry up”, and includes fried eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast. This breakfast is so satisfying that you’ll probably still be full way past lunchtime! The full English or Scottish breakfast isn’t eaten every day though – it’s generally reserved for an occasional weekend treat.
2. Bulgarian Cheese and Egg Filled Banitsa
This delicious-looking pastry is a pie made with sheets of phyllo pastry wrapped around eggs and crumbled feta cheese. Banitsa is a perfect breakfast food for on the go, too.
3. Banh Mi Op La From Vietnam
This robust breakfast dish is served with fried eggs, caramelized onions and meat, and comes with bread on the side.
4. Israeli Shakshuka
This is a colorful traditional breakfast dish in Israel. It’s a one pot recipe that includes eggs baked in a tomato sauce seasoned with cayenne, cumin and paprika.
5. Jajecznica from Poland
This is the Polish take on scrambled eggs, with the addition of sausages and other tasty ingredients.
6. Venezuelan Perico
Perico venezolano is a popular breakfast staple in Venezuela, and consists of scrambled eggs, onions, peppers and tomatoes. This tasty mixture is then served with bread or used as the filling in arepas.
7. Makhlama Lahm from Iraq
You may never have tried a lamb and egg combo before, but the Iraqis love this minced lamb and egg breakfast dish flavored with curry powder, onions, tomatoes and parsley.
8. Malaysian Nasi Lemak
This breakfast is packed with tasty ingredients, and the base is rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. The extras are the hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, fried peanuts, cucumber slices and a chili paste called sambal.
9. Huevos Rancheros from Mexico
This famous Mexican breakfast is made with fried eggs, which are served on a tortilla with a cilantro, chili pepper, onion and tomato salsa. To make an even more substantial breakfast, add avocado, refried beans and Mexican-style rice.
10. American Eggs and Hash Browns
While the US is a large place with lots of different breakfast preferences, Americans often like to start the day with pancakes, hash browns, sausages and eggs – over easy, sunny side up, or scrambled.