The different ways in which people eat the eggs in the world

The eggs have been a staple food for humans since prehistoric times. The egg is more common that we eat today, the chicken egg, is thought to have come from the wild birds that our ancestors in southeast asia and India domesticated before 7500 BC, hieroglyphs ancient egyptians portray servants carrying ostrich eggs as offerings and in the times of the ancient romans it is known that the egg dishes were a first time very common for the meals.

Eggs have been a dish ubiquitous in the history of man for many reasons. On the one hand, they are nutritious. Eggs contain one of the highest values as protein in the diet , that help human beings build new cells and maintain healthy tissues. One egg has only 75 calories but contains 7 grams of protein, making it one of the richest sources of this essential nutrient.

Another reason is that the eggs act as a binding agent and thickening suitable for a variety of foods. The ancient peoples put a little bit of egg on his wheat ground and ready, were born bread and cakes.

Finally, the eggs helped as a farming practice, sustainable food for people who had very little nutritious food available. Think about this: if you kill a chicken and eat it only last a day; if you keep chickens and eat the eggs, they will have food indefinitely.

The ancient romans valued so much to the eggs, which even came to believe that the eggshells had magical properties.

Recently the eggs have lost a bit of its magic especially in the western cultures even though they are, in their majority, one of the basic ingredients for the breakfast. Around the world, people are doing fascinating things with eggs, from a careful fermentation for delicacies rare then fried to offer as snacks on the street.

If you are of those who only eat the same way every day, here I share some different ideas to change the way in which they consume.


The star dish with egg in Argentina called Matambre and consists of a flank steak thinly sliced stuffed with hard-boiled eggs, vegetables and herbs which are put on the grill or roasted in the oven. Cut into slice and serve hot or cold. Your name says it all, for that alone is accompanied with green salad and a main dish.


The century egg, also known as Ask, is an egg with weeks or even a couple of months old. This is made by preserving duck eggs, chicken or quail egg in clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and husks of rice that are left there for several weeks or months. The tone of the yolk colour changing as the time passes leaving a green tone and grey at the end. (I see it difficult to make them at home but apúntenlos in the list of dishes you must try in life…if you dare).


The Doro Wat is a stew of slow cooker with chicken that takes hard-boiled eggs whole and eaten by picking up the stew with the injera, which are a kind of crepes flat made with millet.


Eggs with Curry. To make this delicious dish, is a stew with onion, tomato and green curry, then add hard-boiled eggs with a small slit in their sides. The eggs are left in the curry sauce for 10 minutes to absorb the flavour and ready. I ate recently at a restaurant of Indian cuisine in Mexico and they are delicious.


Onsen Tamago. This delicacy of japanese is prepared by cooking slowly, one egg at a low temperature in spring water until the yolk acquires a quality of cream. Once the shell is removed, the egg is served in a small cup of broth and soy sauce.


The Huevos Rancheros are a classic mexican cuisine. Two fried eggs, each one about tortilla chips and red salsa picante on top, accompanied by some delicious refried beans. A way super delicious start to the day.


Balut. This dish is not for the faint of heart (and forgive the photo but this is literally the dish and I did not find another less aggressive). Conventionally sold as a food street in the Philippines, the balut (or balot) is an embryo of a duck, in a development that is boiled alive and eaten directly from the shell. Sometimes also cooked with a sort of marinade marinade with vinegar, soy sauce, and bay leaves, or cooked in cakes.


Brik. This food samosa wraps around a whole egg in a triangle of pastry with onion, tuna, harissa and parsley. Then, all of this is fried and is sometimes garnished with capers and cheese.


The Eggs Scots, thought to be in reality originating in London, are hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and then into a dough and then after frying them.