We’ve been told since we were little kids that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Fueling up on protein and other nutrients in the morning can help keep us awake and focused throughout the day. A great way to get plenty of protein and stay full until lunch is eating eggs for breakfast. They have 6 grams of protein and a number of other nutrients. Day after day of a fried egg or scrambled eggs can get quite dull, though. Luckily, eggs aren’t just an American thing because there are several international twists to this easy-to-make, nutritional ingredient. Here are five international egg recipes to help you stray away from the simple, everyday scrambled or fried eggs.

Austrian Egg Cake via Mr Breakfast

This dish is called Eierkuchen. It consists of beaten eggs and bread crumbs to create a protein-packed, savory breakfast cake.

austrian breakfast cake

Photo via Mr Breakfast

Scotch Eggs via Food Republic

After hard-boiling an egg, you coat it with sausage, bread it, and deep-fry it. The Scotch Eggs recipes combines two main parts of a classic American breakfast, sausage and eggs.

scotch eggs recipe

Photo via Food Republic

Tamagoyaki via Japanese Cooking 101

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese dish made from thin layers of eggs cooked and rolled using a rectangular Tamagoyaki pan. It can be seasoned in a variety of different ways, depending on your taste.

tamagoyaki japanese egg dish (2)

Photo via Janetching

Shakshuka via David Lebovitz

This North African dish is a spicy egg dish where you cook eggs with spiced tomato sauce. David Lebovitz adapted versions of the recipe after trying Shakshuka in London and Israel.

shakshuka north african egg dish

Photo via David Lebovitz

Chinese Steamed Savory Egg Custard via Feast to the World

This seemingly simple dish only includes eggs, water, and seasoning. However, creating the custard texture is what is difficult. Feast to the World explains in detail how to master this Chinese egg dish.

chinese steamed savory egg custard

Photo via Feast to the World

What’s your favorite egg recipe?

Sydney Pereira is a student at New York University trying to change the world while simultaneously making enough money to travel when she's not studying or writing. She's also an athlete, music-lover, and avid news reader. When she's not exploring NYC, fresh flowers from the farmer's market and a cup of hot tea on a lazy Saturday are equally fulfilling.


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