Join us on a trip around the world without leaving your kitchen! From Argentina to India, these egg recipes enjoyed in countries across the globe will take you on an unforgettable edible experience featuring new flavors and spices. Don’t forget to travel with your fork or spoon on this culinary adventure!
Argentinian Empanadas – Empanadas are hand-sized, savory baked or fried turnovers that can be found all over South America. They have Portuguese roots and have become a staple in Argentinian culture, originally brought to the country by immigrants from northern Spain. Watch Lisa Prince, executive director of the North Carolina Egg Association, show you how to make mouth-watering sweet and savory beef empanadas.
Israeli Green Shakshuka – Shakshuka is a staple breakfast dish in Isreal but can be eaten for any meal. The dish’s name means ‘mixed up,’ and consists of cooked eggs in a tomato sauce and peppers. Green Shakshuka calls for tomatillos instead of regular tomatoes, giving it the green color. Kick up the heat with a serrano pepper, add a protein with your choice, or add even more veggies like sliced mushrooms, corn or zucchini.
Greek Spanakopita – The Greek spinach pie, Spanakopita, is a type of pita or pie with layers of phyllo dough, or pastry sheets, and a sweet or savory filling. Traditionally an appetizer, the layers of dough are brushed with olive oil and filled with spinach, scallions, herbs and feta cheese. Spanakopita is the most famous Greek pita of all!
Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs – Eggs are usually paired with onions, tomatoes and spices to make typical Indian dishes. Bursting with cumin and fresh ginger, these aren’t your normal scrambled eggs. Minced peppers bring the heat to this morning classic. Serve with warm, whole-wheat tortillas or Indian flat bread.
Italian Caprese Egg Muffins – Named after the island of Capri, where it is believed to have originated, Caprese is a combination of tomatoes, olive oil, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. The dish is one of the most common and delicious dishes found in Italy – it even features the colors of the Italian flag. This twist on the Italian classic mixes the traditional ingredients into egg muffin form.
Mexican Chilaquiles – A traditional Mexican breakfast, this dish consists of corn tortillas cut into quarters and fried lightly or baked, covered in green or red salsa and garnished with queso fresco, onion and avocado. Chilaquiles are typically enjoyed for breakfast or brunch and served with fried or scrambled eggs.
Eggs are a staple in cuisines all around the world. Not only are they versatile, they’re also an affordable and high-quality source of protein and other valuable nutrients we need in our diet. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, lunch or dinner or baked into a dessert, eggs are truly an incredible addition to any meal, wherever you go.