We Do Like Green Eggs and Ham: 6 Genius New Twists on Eggy Breakfast Dishes

We Do Like Green Eggs and Ham: 6 Genius New Twists on Eggy Breakfast Dishes

We like them, Sam-I-Am.

By Marcy de Luna

We'll say yes to eggs served pretty much any way imaginable: fried, poached, scrambled, baked, boiled, Benedicted, you name it. But if our morning egg dish gets an added hit of deliciousness from a zingy green chutney, or coconut biscuits, or silky prosciutto, or papaya salad? That's a double yes. We'd get up at the crack of dawn for one of these game-changing egg breakfasts.

Breakfast Frankie

At Pondicheri in New York City, "the breakfast menu is a mishmash of what I loved to eat in India and what I wanted to make here,” says chef and owner Anita Jaisinghani. Traditionally served at lunch in Mumbai, the frankie here gets a breakfast twist: A roti wrap comes filled with masala eggs (eggs scrambled with celery, bell pepper, spinach and spices) and cilantro chutney. Photo courtesy of Pondicheri.

Foie Gras Breakfast

Triniti Restaurant and Bar in Houston counts First Lady Michelle Obama among its many fans. The restaurant's ever-inventive menu includes deliciously unexpected combinations that seem as if they've always belonged together. One of those is the Foie Gras Breakfast, which combines pan-seared foie gras, a fried quail egg, orange segments, and candied walnuts and bacon on top of pillowy house-made, orange-scented monkey bread. Best of all, if you sleep in and miss brunch, the dish is also available at dinner. Photo credit: Quy Tran.

Eggs Brennan

New Orleans icon Brennan's puts its stamp on eggs Benedict by topping the eternal favorite with an artichoke bottom served Sardou-style, a Louisiana Creole preparation that also joins the delicate poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with fresh asparagus. Photo courtesy of Brennan’s.

Egg Raviolo

The egg raviolo at Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market in Los Angeles is a hearty Italian-American dish made up of large ravioli filled with house-made ricotta, kale, Parmesan, and egg yolk, and covered with a tomato sauce spiked with stewed peppers, onion, and chile flakes. Go big and add prosciutto di parma. Photo courtesy of Knead & Co.

Chinese Egg Crepe and Lobster

The Chinese egg crepe with lobster at the Denver hotspot Linger is a basically a thin crepe served with a mound of lobster, plum sauce and a pistou made from tofu. Bonus: Your order also comes with a crisp green papaya salad with peanuts, creme fraiche and Szechuan peppercorns. Photo credit: Emily Grossman.

Thai Eggs Benedict

At Malai Kitchen in Dallas, the kitchen puts a Thai and Vietnamese twist on dishes, as in its Thai eggs Benedict. Made-from-scratch coconut biscuits are topped with sautéed spinach, Thai basil, grilled shrimp and poached eggs, and a Thai chile hollandaise sauce adds the finishing touch. Oh, and there's also a side of cheesy, creamy grits. Photo courtesy of malaikitchen/Instagram.

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