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9 Australian Egg Recipes

9 Australian Egg Recipes

Posted on: January 24th 2022

When you hear the name “Australia,” visions of sunny shores, impressive cities, and exotic wildlife might come to mind. What really makes Australia unique, though, is the incredible multinational influences that have shaped the food culture into what it is today.

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Australian Food Culture

Walking down the street, you’ll see locals dining on Mediterranean dishes, Shakshuka, and Thai green curry. It’s clear that globalization has played a significant role in the adaption of Australian resources to traditional multiethnic cuisines.

But aside from outside influences, the country has a plethora of both flora and fauna resources, with game, fish, and vegetation readily available. Australia takes great pride in the “bush tucker” or bush food that indigenous Australians and Islanders survived on.


It’s safe to say that most foods can be imported, exported, and adapted to almost any country these days. But bush food is strictly found in the heart of Australia.

Plant foods such as kutjera, quandong, native yams, lemon myrtle, and warrigal greens can all be found in rural Australia. There are dozens of plants, vegetables, seeds, fruits, and nuts that are native to the country.


When it comes to seafood, Australia has the third largest fishing zone in the world. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean bring more than just schools of fish to the plates of local Aussies. Local seafood restaurants throughout the nation feature saltwater and freshwater fish, prawns, and oysters.

While barbeque, seafood, and vegemite are certainly Aussie staples, the country has many colorful and diverse palates that bring together the best of many food cultures from around the world. With British, Middle Eastern, European, and Asian customs and traditions informing the ever-evolving cuisine, there are hundreds of dishes that have become a central part of Australian cooking — and there are several delectable dishes that include eggs.

These recipes show just how modifiable eggs can be. From spicy, saucy chorizo dinner dishes to veggie-filled nests perfect for your morning breakfast, you are sure to find your next favorite meal in one of our Australian egg recipes.

Australian Egg Recipes

Whether you prefer vegetarian dishes, tender steaks, or fresh fish, Australia undoubtedly has a meal for every preference and taste — especially when it comes to their egg-based dishes.

These recipes from the Land Down Under show you how to create comfort-of-home classics and sophisticated nibbles, so you can eat like a local and enjoy every bite of it.

1. Aussie Breakfast Egg Mess

This recipe may be native to Australia, but eggs and vegetables are a universal combination. No matter how you cook them, eggs always pair well with the acidity, texture, and freshness that vegetables bring to a dish. This cheesy veggie-filled egg scramble is a great recipe to pull out in a pinch since it requires minimal ingredients. Using just the produce in your fridge and a few fresh eggs, you have a full meal that will leave you satisfied every time.

Along with eggs, this recipe also calls for butter, mushrooms, onion, bacon, green bell pepper, eggs, tomato, and parmesan cheese. Start by heating butter in a skillet, adding the onion and green pepper to cook. Follow it up with the mushrooms and bacon, and remove all the vegetables from the pan when cooked through. All that’s left is to scramble the eggs, mixing in the vegetables and cheese at the end.

When it comes to mixing vegetables and eggs together, you really can’t go wrong. You can substitute any of the ingredients in this recipe, so you have a slightly different meal whenever you’re in the mood for an egg scramble. For even more flavor, try adding pepperoni or pancetta instead of bacon. You can also add hash browns or cubed sweet potatoes for a heartier breakfast. If you like a little heat and spice with your meals, try adding a bit of jalapeño or hot sauce.

The endless combinations make this Aussie breakfast the ultimate mix-and-match meal.

2. Spicy Tomato Baked Eggs

If you’re looking to heat things up in the kitchen, this is the perfect tangy dish for you. This spice-filled meal is known as “Shakshuka” in Australia, and it originally comes from the Middle East and North Africa. There are many variations of this recipe, but the true star that brings it to life is the spicy tomato sauce. While this recipe uses tomatoes from a can, you can also use fresh ingredients when they are in season.

Just like the country of Australia, this dish takes the best practices and flavors from several cultures. What makes this recipe a saving grace for family dinners and potlucks is that it only takes one pan to make — who doesn’t love a meal that’s tasty and saves you from doing the dishes?

Before you start cooking, you’ll need to gather the necessary ingredients, including:


  • Olive oil.
  • Brown onion.
  • Red capsicum.
  • Cumin.
  • Coriander.
  • Garlic cloves.
  • Paprika.
  • Long red chilis.
  • Chopped tomatoes.
  • Eggs.
  • Feta cheese.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.


The process of cooking your spicy tomato baked eggs is easy enough. Just start by frying the capsicum and onion, then add the garlic, cumin, and paprika. Pour the tomatoes on top and simmer to create the sauce, seasoning to your taste with salt and pepper. All that’s left is to cook the eggs in the sauce, and you have yourself an authentic Aussie meal.

The intense flavor of Shakshuka makes it an ideal option for lunch or dinner. It is usually topped with feta cheese and served with soft pita bread. If you want to add your own take to the recipe, try using fresh red and yellow peppers, bacon, or spicy sausage. All of these can be found in variations of Shakshuka.

3. Bacon and Egg Nests

Bacon and eggs are the ultimate breakfast duo. But adding hash browns to the mix makes this recipe a home run. For a quick bite when you’re on the run or if you want to limit the amount of cleanup after breakfast, you can’t go wrong with the bacon and egg breakfast nests.

Eggs muffins have surged in popularity over the last few years since you can eat them straight away or store them in the freezer for up to two months. Whether you prefer to have your eggs in the morning or as a quick boost of protein for your afternoon snack, these egg nests make for a delicious and nutritious treat.

To make these bacon and egg nests, you will need the following ingredients:


  • Flour.
  • Eggs.
  • Chopped bacon.
  • Chives.
  • Barbeque sauce.
  • Cheddar cheese.
  • Parmesan cheese.
  • Shredded sebago potatoes.


All you have to do is mix the grated potatoes with salt, pepper, flour, and one egg, then divide it between molds in a muffin tin. Bake your nests until the edges are golden brown, then sprinkle on the cheese, bacon bits with a drizzle of barbeque sauce to top it off. Crack an egg into each mold, and cook it in the oven. Voila! Your breakfast is ready!

Since Australian cuisine may feature some foods that aren’t commonly found in the United States, or just have different names, it’s common to substitute ingredients when exploring new recipes. For instance, this recipe calls for sebago potatoes, which are popular in Australia. While they can be found in the southern U.S. states, you may need to substitute desiree or kipfler potatoes instead.

4. Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs include a boiled egg, wrapped in savory sausage, coated in a crisp layer of breadcrumbs and deep-fried to golden perfection. The history of the scotch egg is a little hazy. Although the name elicits pictures of the luscious mountainous landscape of Scotland, the earliest variation of scotch eggs actually originated in India.

The term “scotching” comes with its own list of definitions, the meaning of it changes depending on which culinary culture you focus on. In this case, it involves minced sausage and a fried layer of breadcrumbs. Scotch eggs are a staple in the United Kingdom, as well as a fan-favorite snack food in Australia. In fact, you can find them in supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores in both the U.K. and Australia. But nothing beats the real deal.

You can make authentic scotch eggs at home using boiled eggs, breadcrumbs, beaten eggs, flour, and sausage mince. Just cover a boiled egg with flour, then cover it with sausage. Layer on another dusting of flour, followed by the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs. Evenly fry it in a pan of hot oil and you have yourself a scotch egg.

You can enjoy this snack with a side of fresh dill tartar sauce, ranch dressing, or hot mustard. To make it into a meal, serve with mashed potatoes, French fries, or potato salad.

5. Chorizo Baked Eggs

Chorizo is a spicy sausage that’s common in Latin America and Europe. With a rich, zesty tomato sauce base and fresh vegetables, you have a meal that is fitting for a Saturday brunch. Often referred to as “Spanish Baked Eggs with Chorizo,” this one-pot dish truly represents the melting pot culture that defines modern Australia. The succulent pork, crisp peppers, and aromatic tomato sauce have all the hallmarks of healthy and delicious comfort food.

This recipe calls for olive oil, oregano, sausage, eggs, sherry vinegar, crushed tomatoes, red onions, paprika, salt, and pepper. Start by cooking the chorizo in a frying pan until crispy, then drain. Next, cook the onion, followed by the vinegar, tomatoes, and oregano. Add the chorizo back in to simmer in the sauce, then hollow gaps into the sauce to crack the eggs in. All that’s left is to bake the dish until the egg whites are cooked.

What really brings this recipe to life is the paprika. The smoky spice adds depth and color that ties all of the flavors together. If you want to fill this recipe with more textures and tastes, try using black beans, hot sauce, Yukon Gold potatoes, and spinach. Then top it off with mozzarella or pepper jack cheese.

You can enjoy this dish with toasted sourdough bread or chunky slices of baguette.

6. Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is the ultimate brunch plate. Nothing compares to the rich hollandaise sauce mixed with the supreme flavor of a poached egg. The traditional eggs Benedict features a sapidity of salt, sugar, and crunch. The Aussie take on this breakfast classic offers additional elements of texture and flavor with creamy avocado and tangy tomato.

This recipe may seem a little tricky at first, especially if you have never poached an egg before. But cooking an egg in a pot of boiling water is easier than you think. You’ll learn a new skill in the kitchen as well as how to make the signature hollandaise sauce. For this recipe, you will need:


  • Eggs.
  • Avocado.
  • Tomatoes on the vine.
  • Smoked ham.
  • English muffins.
  • White wine vinegar.
  • Butter.
  • Cayenne pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Lemon juice.


The first part of the process is making the hollandaise sauce. With two egg yolks, a splash of white wine vinegar, a sprinkle of salt, butter, and a bit of icy water, you’ll whisk together the signature topping of this iconic dish. The next step is to poach the eggs. All it takes is cracking your eggs into a deep pan of boiling salted water. You want to cook the eggs until the whites are solid, but the yolks are still soft.

All that’s left is to assemble the trademark layered structure. The English muffin halves are the base of the dish, topped with a layer of sliced ham, tomato, and avocado before finishing it off with the poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Just add a pinch of cayenne pepper, and you have yourself a picture-worthy Australian Eggs Benedict.

7. Egg Muffins

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or snack, this is your next go-to recipe! These egg muffins have plenty of protein and are chock-full of vegetables. Whether you are vegetarian, keto, paleo, or just love a good tasty snack, this recipe checks all the boxes when it comes to making a nutrient-dense and appetizing dish.

This recipe allows for ample adaptation to customize to your liking. The first half of the recipe requires eggs, milk, flour, salt, and pepper. All you have to do is whisk the ingredients together, add the fillings, and scoop the batter into your muffin molds. After twenty-five minutes in the oven, you have freshly baked veggie egg muffins.

The second half has a diverse ingredient list with separate cooking instructions for each individual recipe. For example, if you are adding veggies like broccolini, peas, and carrots to your egg muffins, you will need to cook them differently than you would tomatoes or zucchini. You can also create this dish using corn, peppers, spinach, feta, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese.

You can enjoy these egg muffins fresh from the oven, or you can save them for later in the refrigerator or freezer. If you do want to store them for another time, make sure you wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or use an airtight container. When you are reheating the egg muffins, be sure to slowly warm them using a low heat setting.

8. Chili Labneh Eggs

Chili labneh eggs, better known as Çilbir, is a Turkish dish of poached eggs nestled over a bed of creamy yogurt, peppers, and fresh herbs. Labneh is a thick and tangy yogurt cheese that is typically made with goat milk yogurt. Labneh is made by straining yogurt until almost all of the liquid is gone. However, this recipe simplifies the process by using Greek yogurt, which is already strained with a thick consistency.

The richness of the yogurt base and spice of the chili flakes made this dish seem extra fancy, but it is quite simple to make. Chili labneh eggs are the ultimate side dish to bring to a party or to pull out to mix up your weekly dinner menu.

To make this dish, you will need:


  • Greek yogurt.
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • Red bell pepper.
  • Dried chili flakes.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Crushed garlic.
  • Olive oil.
  • Butter.
  • Eggs.
  • Fresh parsley.


The first thing you will need to do is make the labneh using a colander and cheesecloth or a cut of muslin.

The key to making a really good and authentic labneh is to chill and drain the yogurt overnight in the fridge. Once the labneh is completed the following day, you can store it in the fridge for up to a week.

Tomatoes, red pepper, and eggs perfectly complement the creamy yogurt base. Just cook the tomatoes and pepper in a saucepan, and soft boil the eggs separately. With just a sprinkle of parsley and a drizzle of dukkah and chili butter, you have a beautiful and colorful meal. Enjoy with a side toasted pita or Turkish bread.

9. Coconut Chili Eggs

This recipe is made in three parts: the split pea dal, coconut sambal, and the final layer of egg scramble. It’s the intricate overlay of textures and flavors that bring life and dimension to this dish.

The foundation of the dish is dal, an Indian term for split peas, lentils, and beans that do not need to soak before cooking. For this split pea dal, you will need:


  • Mustard seeds.
  • Coconut oil.
  • Coconut cream.
  • A cinnamon stick.
  • Shallots.
  • Garlic cloves.
  • Yellow split peas.
  • Cumin.
  • Coriander.
  • Ginger.
  • Curry leaves.
  • Long green chilies.
  • Turmeric.
  • Garam masala.


Start by cooking the mustard seeds until they pop, then stir in the rest of the spices. Once you smell the aroma of the cooked spices, you can add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the peas break apart. To really transform this dish, you should allow the dal to sit covered in the refrigerator overnight. This encourages the flavors to deepen and meld together.

For the coconut sambal, the recipe calls for freshly shredded coconut, ground chili, lime juice, and a shallot. This second part is easy to follow — just combine the ingredients in a bowl. The final step is to whisk the cream, lime zest, and eggs in a bowl and scramble over medium heat. The end result is an indulgent, aromatic medley that is simply irresistible.

Use Sauder’s Eggs for Your All Your Egg Recipes

Exploring the world through food opens the doors to so many new flavors and experiences. When you can’t travel to the Land Down Under for bona fide Aussie cuisine, turn to Sauder’s Eggs to create quality dishes at home.

Sauder’s Eggs always provides the freshest eggs, so you can feel safe knowing your family is getting the highest quality ingredients with every meal.

With more than 80 years in the industry, we know how to produce the best and cleanest eggs for you to enjoy. Find fresh Sauder’s Eggs at your local grocery store today.



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