Eggs are one of the main components of the diet of people since ancient times. Nutritious and healthy, they can compete with meat in the number of essential amino acids. People ate eggs since ancient times. But even when people didn’t have a fire, they loved to eat eggs. Over time, the kitchen has become more complicated, but the eggs have not gone away. Today, egg dishes is the national pride of multiple countries.
We have collected the best dishes that are prepared in different countries of the world and which can be attributed to the category of “fried eggs” from the Israeli Shakshuk to Norwegian omelette.
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Shakshuk – a dish of eggs, fried in a sauce of tomatoes, hot peppers, onions and spices. Shakshuk is much more than scrambled eggs with tomatoes – is a whole layer of Israeli cuisine, which has many variations. Despite the fact that it appeared in North Africa, the best recognition of shakshuka won on the land of Judah. There it is eaten for breakfast, lunch, but in any case not for dinner. Such is the tradition, but no one outside of Israel do not have a ban to eat Shakshuk even at night. There are so many recipes of Shakshuk, but the principle remains – eggs fried in a special tomato sauce and pepper.
Frittata – Italian omelet, which is prepared stuffed with cheese, vegetables, sausage or meat. Usually frittata fried on the stove, and then brought to readiness in the oven. Neapolitan frittata is often prepared with pasta. Traditional peasant frittata contains leek and parmesan cheese. In frittata not added foods containing large amounts of fluid. For example, if you want to add tomatoes, they should be cut first, get rid of the seeds and liquid, then let soak in a dry place for 15-30 minutes, and only then use for cooking. Today the Italian frittata is prepared in a pan with two handles, specially created for this dish.
Frittata is preparing to simmer. Whipped eggs are filled to the bottom of a greased pan, then put the stuffing. When the lower layer frittata begins to bake, you can close the pan with a lid and bring the frittata until tender over low heat, or you can place the pan in the oven.
Poached eggs – a traditional French dish of broken eggs, cooked way “poached” – in hot water without the shell. With this method of cooking is soft creamy yolk protein enveloped petals. The main thing – the eggs should be the first freshness, and the water should not be a rolling boil.
Poached eggs are the basis for preparation of various dishes, such as, for example, eggs Benedict. In various areas, there is also a private prefix like “Creole poached eggs.” Some cooks add eggs poached in a soup or broth. Poached eggs served on crispy toast with grilled tomatoes and sausages, sprinkle with grated cheese.
Unusual and time-consuming recipe of eggs. Yolks are separated from proteins and remain in the half-shell. Proteins were whipped into a foam and baked in the oven, and then there is added yolk and butter. Orsini – a popular snack in Italian cuisine, served with cheese and vegetables.
Kokot eggs baked in a batch form with the addition of toppings – meat, ham, vegetables, mushrooms. Dish is prepared in the following way – first the fillings is laid out in the form, and then on top of broken egg. After that Kokot must be put to the oven and baked or cooked in a water bath.
6. Norwegian omelette
Norwegian omelet has the original combination of salted fish and lightly fried eggs with onion. The combination is so popular among the Scandinavians that almost every breakfast must include fish and eggs.
Tortilla de patata, Spanish omelette, the Spanish tortilla potato omelette. There are many theories about the origin of the most popular Spanish dish. One legend has it that the author of the recipe was General Thomas Sumalakarregi which during the siege of Bilbao invented the omelet as simple, quick and nutritious meal to meet the needs of food Carlist army. According to another view, the first tortilla was cooked anonymous housewife from Navarre, in whose house stopped for the night general Thomas. The woman was very poor, and in addition to eggs, potatoes and onions she had nothing, had to improvise – General was pleased and gave the recipe army cooks.
8. Huevos rancheros
Huevos rancheros (pronounced “uevos rancheros”) means “peasant egg”. This Mexican scrambled eggs with national color – adding red pepper, beans and spicy chili sauce. Eat a fried eggs and tortillas.
Japanese omelet Tamagoyaki – the national pride of Land of the Rising Sun. It is made by whisking the eggs, then mixing in the broth, which has sugar, soy sauce, salt and perhaps other spices. The mixture need fry, turning several times during cooking. Often this omlet is used for cooking rolls with a variety of fillings.