15 Incredible, Hangover-Curing Egg Dishes

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
Photo: © Fredrika Stjärne

When it comes to hangover cures, there are many brunch staples to choose from — French toasts, pancakes, burritos, and even burgers. Some skip the breakfast menu all together and head straight for a sandwich and fries. But truth be told, there's only one surefire ingredient you need to nurse your bleary-eyed self back to enjoying your weekend: eggs. These dishes are hard evidence that the best hangover cures come poached, scrambled, or sunny side up.

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Shakshuka with Swiss Chard

Shakshuka with Swiss Chard
© John Kernick

Cooks throughout the Middle East poach eggs in tomato sauce. Here, chef Michael Anthony introduces Italian flavors to the classic, like basil and Parmesan.

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Mexican-Style Eggs in Purgatory

© Michael Turek

For the Italian breakfast dish Eggs in Purgatory, eggs are baked in a spicy tomato sauce. In this Mexican-inspired take, Grace Parisi substitutes a vibrant, fresh green sauce made with tomatillos, cilantro and scallions.

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Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza
Abby Hocking

Pizza is always a solid choice at breakfast time, and this particular pie, topped with sausage, eggs and cheddar cheese, is always a hit. If you wish, you could add or substitute leftover cooked greens or roasted vegetables, sliced ham or crisp bacon.

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Eggs Benny Toast

Eggs Benny Toast
Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer and Paige Grandjean / Prop Styling by Christine Keely

The secret to this super-simple eggs Benedict? Cornstarch. It stabilizes the emulsion in the hollandaise, helping to prevent the sauce from breaking while it cooks over direct heat. Easier than poaching, gently steaming eggs results in delicately tender whites and smooth, creamy yolks.

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Japanese 7-Eleven Egg Salad Sandwich

Japanese 7-Eleven Egg Salad Sandwich
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

Jason Diamond's desire for the famous Japanese 7-Eleven egg salad sandwich inspired him to recreate it at home. Kewpie mayonnaise is key to this recipe — made with only egg yolks and rice or apple cider vinegar — along with a fluffy Japanese milk bread and just the right ratio of whites to yolks.

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Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes

Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes

Chef David Kinch loves to say that this hearty combination of crumbled chorizo, chunks of crispy potatoes and eggs—all cooked together in a big cast-iron skillet—is his Mexican-Californian twist on rösti, the classic Swiss fried-potato breakfast.

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Breakfast Banh Mi Sandwiches

Breakfast Banh Mi Sandwiches
© Con Poulos

This outstanding Vietnamese banh mi includes duck pâté and spicy pickles along with, less conventionally, five-spice-flavored bacon and a fried egg.

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Ande Ki Bhurji (Scrambled Eggs with Cumin and Fragrant Herbs)

Julie Sahni Ande Ki Bhurji | Scrambled Eggs with Cumin and Fragrant Herbs Recipe
Sarah Crowder

A traditional Indian scrambled egg dish, ande ki bhurji includes an almost equal amount of fresh yellow onion to eggs. As the beaten eggs cook (until they are fully set but not browned), the onion sweetens and mellows. Topped with toasted cumin seeds, cilantro, and fresh green chiles, this meal is fragrant and savory, with a distinct vegetal crunch.

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Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs
© Fredrika Stjärne

This breakfast casserole topped with runny eggs by F&W's Grace Parisi develops a terrific texture as it cooks slowly in a glass dish (which makes it easy to see when the bottom is perfectly browned). As one F&W editor remarked on tasting it, "I worship the crisp bottom and the chewy, moist bread."

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Soft-Cooked Eggs with Hollandaise and Ham

Soft-Cooked Eggs with Hollandaise and Ham
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Thom Driver

The salty ham complements golden, jammy egg yolks and a simple hollandaise, showcasing the excellence of each ingredient in this classic dish. Patience is key with hollandaise; adding only a little butter at a time helps the sauce come together without breaking.

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Challah French Toast

Challah French toast
© Daria Khoroshavina

Start your day with this wonderfully decadent challah French toast, delicately flavored with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The recipe is a terrific use for any leftover challah you have.

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Summer Vegetable Bibimbap

Summer Vegetable Bibimbap
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Christine Keely

Chef Ji Hye Kim's bibimbap technique centers on cooking vegetables simply to showcase and preserve their natural colors and flavors. A 2021 F&W Best New Chef, Kim prepares each separately: salting and sautéing sturdy vegetables like squash and eggplant and blanching leafy greens. A robust yak gochujang, a sauce made with ground beef and Korean chile paste, gives the dish a sensational level of umami.

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