Curried Lentil with Poached Eggs
Curried Lentil with Poached Eggs. Maxime Iattoni

From frisée salads to prime rib hash or Indonesian fried rice, almost any dish can benefit from an egg on top.


Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Poached Egg

Ginger, lemongrass, and maple vinegar add a warm base note to this dish, which is packed with root vegetables, and topped with a crisp greens and a poached egg.

Morels in Black Bean Sauce with Fried Enoki Mushrooms

Morels in Black Bean Sauce with Fried Enoki Mushrooms

Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

For nasi goreng, leftover rice is stir-fried with a seasoning paste made from chiles, shrimp paste, and palm sugar, yielding a richly flavored dish that’s ridiculously delicious. A fried egg on top makes it a satisfying meal. Get the recipe for Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) »

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Aioli

Grilled red onion aïoli, smashed avocado, and sunny-side-up eggs top these rich cumin-spiced lamb burgers.

Kefta Tagine (Lamb Meatball and Egg Tagine)

Cumin- and paprika-spiced kefta (lamb meatballs), baked eggs, and kalamata olives are the hallmarks of this elegant tagine from the Moroccan restaurant Le Timgad in Paris. Get the recipe for Kefta Tagine (Lamb Meatball and Egg Tagine) »

Salade Lyonnaise

Hailing from Lyon, this French bistro standard gathers a delectable trio of bitter frisée, runny poached egg, and crisp lardons. Get the recipe for Salade Lyonnaise »

Curried Lentils with Poached Eggs

Curried Lentil with Poached Eggs

Keen’s Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash

Chopped prime rib and a fried egg turn crisp potato hash into a crowd-pleasing main dish.

Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)

A fried egg crowns a decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in bechamel and melted cheese from Oklahoma City’s Ludivine restaurant.

Noodles with Fried Scallions (Cong You Ban Mian)

Crunchy, flash-fried scallions top this simple Taiwanese dish, an excellent version of which is served at Liang’s Kitchen in San Gabriel, California.

Chicken Hash

Roasting the potatoes for this hash separately gives them a crisp texture without the addition of extra fat.

Wild Greens with Fried Eggs (Horta me Avga Tiganita)

Eggs add silky richness and heft to mildly bitter greens for a bright-tasting breakfast.

Brennan’s Eggs Hussarde

This take on eggs Benedict incorporates a rich red wine sauce.

Acharuli Khachapuri (Cheese and Egg Bread)

Filled with melted cheese and topped with a runny egg, this flatbread is best eaten hot—tear off the crust and dunk it in the well of cheese and egg.

Croque Madame

The croque monsieur, the classic French ham and cheese sandwich covered in cheesy bechamel, becomes a “madame” when a fried egg is placed on top.