Recipe Ideas

10 Dishes That Are Better With An Egg On Top

Many dishes are just better with an egg on top! Not only do eggs add protein and vitamins to any dish, they also act as an emulsifier, bringing different flavours together. Ranchers in Mexico have known this for decades, with recipes like Arroz con Huevos and Huevos Rancheros that are now national classics. But recently the foodie world has taken note that eggs on top truly do elevate a dish!

It’s as simple as poaching or frying an egg and placing it on top of your other ingredients. For example, a poached egg sits proudly atop roasted asparagus in this Poached Egg Over Roasted Asparagus recipe, or try one nestled in a bed of escarole with bites of cremini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms in this Wild Mushroom Salad with Poached Egg.

Not sure about your egg poaching skills? Watch the video below for a quick tutorial of how to poach an egg:

Now that you’re poaching like a pro, try a Tuscan Poached Egg, where a poached egg adorns sliced ham, bruschetta and grated Parmesan on top of a toasted piece of focaccia bread.

Of course classic Eggs Benedict require an egg on top, but this Lobster Eggs Benedict is particularly delicious.

For an easy breakfast, fry eggs and enjoy on top of waffles in this Sunny Day Waffle Stack recipe, or try baked eggs for breakfast, in this quick and easy Breakfast Tostada recipe.

You could also try a fried egg as a topping to your burger in this Aloha Dad Burger, or paired up with mushrooms, tomato, bacon and fresh herbs in these tasty Mushroom Bacon Tomato Tarts With Eggs.