From frisée salads to prime rib hash or Indonesian fried rice, almost any dish can benefit from an egg on top.
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
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 red onion aïoli, smashed avocado, and sunny-side-up eggs top these rich cumin-spiced lamb burgers.
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) »
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 Lentil with Poached Eggs
Chopped prime rib and a fried egg turn crisp potato hash into a crowd-pleasing main dish.
A fried egg crowns a decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in bechamel and melted cheese from Oklahoma City’s Ludivine restaurant.
Crunchy, flash-fried scallions top this simple Taiwanese dish, an excellent version of which is served at Liang’s Kitchen in San Gabriel, California.
Roasting the potatoes for this hash separately gives them a crisp texture without the addition of extra fat.
Eggs add silky richness and heft to mildly bitter greens for a bright-tasting breakfast.
This take on eggs Benedict incorporates a rich red wine sauce.
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.
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.