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10 Foods That Are Better With An Egg On Top

Rich in protein, vitamins B12 and D, eggs are a perfect (and affordable) way to give breakfast, lunch or dinner a little extra staying power.
10 Foods That Are Better With An Egg On Top

Photo, Erik Putz.

One of the ingredients we use most often in our kitchen is eggs. They're a good source of protein, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, which can help your bodies absorb and use calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, and help protect against osteoporosis. These essential vitamins are nutrients you need from outside sources, because your body can't produce them on it's own. And because vitamin B12 is only naturally found in animal products, eggs are a great choice for vegetarians who can't get this essential vitamin from animal proteins.

So go ahead, put an egg on it!

Put an egg on it

Toast

Our sweet peas on toast with sunny-side-up eggs is a meal you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Get the recipe.

Sweet peas on toast Photo, Erik Putz.

Gingery ramen with eggs

This gingery ramen bowl gets a colourful hit of protein from a soft-boiled egg on top. (We also like it with a drizzle of sriracha.) Get our ramen noodles recipe.

Two bowls of gingery ramen with baby boy choy topped with soft-boiled eggs next to a set of chopsticks and a large spoon on a larger charing plate (Photo: Roberto Caruso)

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Rice bowls

We’re in veggie heaven with this Korean-inspired rice bowl. Colourful vegetables and healthy brown rice is topped with a fried egg and spicy red sauce to finish. Get the recipe.

10 Foods That Are Better With An Egg On Top Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Burgers

Steak and eggs are a match made in diner heaven, so pairing our homemade burger with a fried egg made perfect sense. Get the recipe.

10 Foods That Are Better With An Egg On Top Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Saucy tomatoes (and toast)

As our friend Nigella Lawson puts it, “Eggs in purgatory is absolute heaven when you’re feeling like hell.” Enjoy this dish in the morning — or as we like to on occasion, as breakfast-for-dinner! Hold the eggs very close over the tomato mixture before cracking them in. Get our slow cooker eggs in purgatory recipe.

Slow cooker eggs in purgatory served on toast in a white bowl on a wood table next to a pink napkin and another bowl of the same dish and utensils (Photo: Roberto Caruso)

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Hash browns

Eggs and hash browns are perfect for brunch or a breakfast-for-dinner meal! Get the recipe.

10 Foods That Are Better With An Egg On Top Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Tortillas and refried beans

Tacos are great for easy entertaining, and huevos rancheros can be turned into brunch, lunch or dinner. Get the recipe.

huevos rancheros salsa refried beans Photo, Sian Richards.

Salad

Turn your favourite club sandwich into a refreshing, protein-filled salad this summer. (Medium-soft eggs work best.) Get the recipe.

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Roasted squash

So they’re not quite on top . . . but it’s close. Our dinnertime take on the British breakfast classic “toad in the hole” is curried and baked rounds of acorn squash with, of course, a soft egg in the middle. Get our curried acorn squash and eggs with raita salad recipe.

Curried acorn squash with cucumber raita salad Photo, Roberto Caruso.

English muffins

A toasted English muffin with smoked salmon and fresh spinach isn’t complete without that perfectly poached egg on top. (Bonus: This recipe uses a deliciously healthy hack on traditional hollandiase.) Get the recipe.

easy eggs benedict with hollandaise and hash browns Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Kitchen note Don't miss this easy tip for peeling soft-boiled eggs:

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