A Good Egg
A dozen ways to play with the perfect protein
The egg yolk has undergone a well-earned reputation rehab, once again basking in nutritional kudos as a rich source of vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. For restaurateurs, it means the whole egg is in play, in every way, at every hour. We’ve teamed up with the American Egg Board to show you a dozen ways to crack the egg wide open on your menu.
Stacked Egg & Polenta Benedict
Take this classic to new heights with a base of cracked pepper Hollandaise sauce, crispy polenta cake, smoked ham and a perfectly cooked fried egg. It’s almost too beautiful to eat.
Ahi Tuna Poke and Egg Bowl
Migrating from Hawaii to the mainland, poke bowls have been fully embraced. This riff on the standard—marinated fish, rice, seaweed, avocado, tropical fruit and sesame seeds—introduces cubes of Japanese sweet egg to the combination. It’s great for lunch.
Broccolini Ramen Egg Bowl
This trendy noodle dish becomes a nourishing meal with the addition of high-quality protein—a soy-marinated hard-boiled egg—and leafy green broccolini.
Paella Egg Bowl
Add a fried egg to this traditional Spanish rice-based dish for a delicious melding of flavors.
Mushroom Bread Pudding
This starts with an egg-based custard, which coddles a baked egg, and finishes with an elegant, umami-rich mushroom broth. It’s appropriate for brunch or dinner.
Miso Floating Egg Island
Playing on the simplicity and beauty of Japanese cuisine, whipped egg whites are poached in a savory liquid, floated in miso broth, topped with scallions and toasted sesame seeds, and drizzled with a soy sauce caramel.
Egg in a Hole
Ramp up the childhood favorite of fried egg in a piece of white bread with prosciutto-wrapped glazed donuts for sweet and savory satisfaction.
Omelet Fried Oyster
Try an unexpected twist of salsa verde with seasonal ingredients. In this version, charred ramps, fresh green chickpeas, fresh herbs and little bit of anchovy provide briny counterpoints of flavor to complement the richness of the eggs and cream cheese.
Egg Cloud on a Parmesan Crisp
An Instagram-ready entrée featuring a light and airy egg cloud of baked whipped egg whites with a slightly runny yolk perched atop a crisp Parmesan wafer and colorful tomato chutney.
Poblano Potato Mash with Fried Egg Bowl
Roasted pork belly and poblano pepper-infused mashed potatoes give this hearty meal-in-a-bowl a Latin flair; pickled onion and sweet and sour croutons add an extra punch of flavor.
Break out the hard-boiled eggs with this whimsical new dish. Simply put them on a stick and dust with savory spices, or serve with herbed dipping sauce.
Pork Mole Roulade Eggs
This recipe starts with a sponge cake, but the resemblance to a classic jellyroll stops there. We’ve covered an egg sponge cake with pork mole, beans and rice. Bake, slice and serve over fresh salsa verde, drizzle with lime crema and chopped cilantro.