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Here's How Eggs Are Prepared Around The World

Bet you've never seen eggs like this before.

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Just about every culture has their own unique way of cooking eggs — from the classic French omelet to flavorful egg bhurji.

We rounded up 14 global egg recipes you can make at home with equipment you probably already have — and although this is just some of the egg cooking techniques that exist, it's a great place to start if you're looking to change up your breakfast routine.



1. Shakshuka — North Africa

What is it: Eggs cooked in a saucy mixture of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and aromatics. Other ingredients can be added — like feta and herbs —depending on your taste.

More: Get a recipe for easy shakshuka with feta.

2. Tamagoyaki — Japan

What is it: A sweet and savory rolled omelet typically made in a special rectangular frying pan.

More: Learn how to make tamagoyaki at home.



3. Scotch Eggs — United Kingdom

What is it: A boiled egg that's wrapped in sausage, coated in bread crumbs, and fried until crispy.

More: Learn how to make a special gluten-free version of scotch eggs at home. (Or stick to a traditional version.)

4. Egg Bhurji — India

What is it: Scrambled eggs loaded with all kinds of good stuff — like caramelized onions, peppers, tomatoes, and spices. (Basically your typical scrambled eggs but 100 times more flavorful.)

More: Learn how to make egg bhurji at home.



5. Gyeran Jjim — Korea

What is it: A soft, steamed egg custard typically garnished with sesame seeds and scallions.

More: Learn how to make gyeran jjim at home.

6. Menemen — Turkey

What is it: Eggs cooked with tomatoes, olive oil, and peppers – either softly scrambled or kept whole.

More: Learn how to make menemen at home.



7. Classic French Omelet — France

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What is it: A neat, rolled omelet that's soft and tender — without any color.

More: Learn how to make a perfect French omelet.

8. Pastéis de Nata — Portugal

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What is it: A flaky crust filled with a simple egg custard — baked until brown and blistered.

More: Learn how to make Portuguese egg custard tarts at home.



9. Tortilla de Patatas — Spain

What is it: Thinly sliced potatoes cooked with eggs to create an omelet-like disc you can slice wedges from.

More: Learn how to make a Spanish tortilla at home.

10. Chilaquiles — Mexico

What is it: Fried tortillas drenched in sauce (typically red or green salsa), baked, and topped with all kinds of good stuff — like eggs, shredded chicken, or beans.

More: Get a recipe for easy breakfast chilaquiles.



11. Omurice — Japan

What is it: An egg omelet filled with rice — typically topped with ketchup or actually made with ketchup.

More: Learn how to make omurice at home.

12. Loco Moco — Hawaii

What is it: Cooked rice topped with a beef patty and fried eggs — then drenched in gravy.

More: Learn how to make loco moco at home.



13. Khai Jiao — Thailand

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What is it: A simple omelet that's crispy and browned on the outside, and fluffy and tender on the inside.

More: Learn how to make Thai-style omelets at home.

14. Doro Wat — Ethiopia

What is it: Stewed chicken with lots of aromatics — like garlic, ginger, and chiles — served with boiled eggs.

More: Learn how to make doro wat at home.

How do you like to cook your eggs? Let us know your favorite recipes in the comments below!

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