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Egg Recipes from Around the World

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These egg recipes from around the world can be eaten from dawn to dusk. Eggs are used in so many delicious ways on different continents and this roundup will give you some great ideas.

I love to cook with eggs, and I plan to add more recipes to this list as and when I make them. So be sure to revisit the page and enjoy this selection of yummy dishes, be it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

close up shots of shakshuka and Turkish eggs for an egg recipe roundup


shakshuka served in a pan

Shakshuka is not just a dish for Instagram. It tastes just as good, if not better than it looks. The sauce is made from tomatoes, peppers, olive oil, and spices like paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper.

The eggs are poached by making divots in the sauce and cracking the eggs into them so that they cook in the sauce. You can optionally serve it with a harissa-garlic sauce for heat, fresh herbs, and crusty bread.

Shakshuka Recipe

Tortilla Española

close up of tortilla espanola on blue plate

From the south of the Mediterranean we travel a little more north to Spain. Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelette, is one of the go-to dishes on a tapas menu. If you’re making it at home, however, you can gorge on this delight at any time of day!

Super comforting, a Spanish omelette is typically made by frying potatoes in oil, optionally with onion, before mixing it with beaten eggs and returning it to the pan. Serve it with fresh herbs and other Spanish tapas.

Tortilla Española

Related: Spanish Foods Everyone Should Try


top down view of menemen in a pan

For a Turkish-influenced breakfast, try this hearty menemen. Made by mixing eggs with diced and/or grated tomato, Turkish peppers, and spices, this one-pan dish is rich and satisfying. Enjoy it with fresh bread.

Menemen Recipe

Related: Turkish Foods as Recommended by a Local

Çılbır: Turkish Eggs

butter sauce being poured over poached eggs to make Turkish eggs

We continue our egg-themed tour in Turkey, with our take on another classic Turkish breakfast. If poached eggs served on a thick bed of yogurt, drizzled in a butter and pepper sauce, sounds like the fuel you need to kickstart your day, give it a go!

Turkish Poached Eggs

Hearty Pepper and Egg Sandwich Recipe (Chicago-Style)

two chicago-style pepper and egg sandwiches on a blue plate

If you’re a sandwich lover, make this Chicagoan grab-and-go favorite at home. It consists of fluffy scrambled eggs and sauteed Italian frying peppers (or bell peppers) served in crusty French or Italian bread. Take things up a notch with cheese, onion, hot sauce, and more.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Related: Foods to Try in Chicago (recommended by a local)


a bell pepper and zucchini frittata with a slice cut out of it

Frittatas, like omelets, can be enjoyed with so many different fillings. These Italian baked egg dishes are like crustless quiches and can be eaten at any time of the day. Mushroom and goat cheese and spinach with sundried tomatoes and feta are two of my favorite frittata recipes.

Spinach Frittata

Eggs are used all over the world, no matter what the course or time of the day. I hope these egg recipes inspire you in the kitchen, and give you new ideas for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

Other egg-based dishes I love from around the world include the following (which I plan to add to recipes soon): okonomiyaki (Japan), scotch eggs (UK), egg coffee (Vietnam), egg hoppers (Sri Lanka), huevos rancheros (Mexico), loco moco (Hawaii, US), and pavlova (Australia & New Zealand).

What’s your favorite egg-based dish, or do you have a beloved favorite you’d like us to make? Let me know in the comments below.

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Don’t forget to save this roundup to one of your boards. When you’ve got eggs in the fridge and you need a little inspiration, you can quickly find this article and get some ideas.

egg recipes from around the world featuring close ups of shakshuka, turkish eggs, frittata, and tortilla espanola


  • Doina Johnson is a recipe developer and writer. Doina has been cooking for most of her life, and her style draws from many different influences. She cooked with her mother and grandma growing up in Eastern Europe, before adding modern, western influences to her style when living in the United States for about a decade. Then, she traveled full-time for several years, trying food in Europe, Asia, and South America, and bringing those influences into her own cooking. She strives to introduce passionate homecooks to world cuisine, generally by trying the food herself abroad and then recreating it at home and, at times, enlisting the help of local foodies and chefs.

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  • Hey there! We are Dale and Doina, the founders of Nomad Paradise. We traveled full-time for over three years, and while we now have a home base in the U.K., continue to take trips abroad to visit new places and try new cuisines and foods. Our food guides are curated with the guidance of local foodies, and their contribution is indicated under each article. We also cook the foods we try abroad, and you can discover how to make them in our 'recipes from around the world' category.

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