How Are Chicken and Eggs Served?
Let me start off by saying I’ve heard of many different ways to prepare chicken and eggs! Many, many different dishes exist around those two things. Here in the South, we’re obviously fairly familiar with fried chicken and the occasional scrambled egg. (Mostly if you have to suffer through a rough brunch, you know). Others of us have heard of a leftover chicken hash for breakfast! Others, a little further away, are more familiar with a comforting soup including the two.
I want to talk about the last one because it is the most interesting to me. I’ve never tried it and heard about it for the first time a little over a year ago. It’s referred to as Oyakodon. (Click that for a full recipe). It looks a lot better than I expected it to! I can imagine how savory it might be now. It looks like an inviting bowl of chicken and egg broth with some extra meat and onion.. an omelet stew of sorts! Yum.
What Does “Omelet Stew” (Oyakodon) Contain?
It almost always has rice in it, making it less soupy than it would be otherwise. A lot of times, it’ll have a big yellow yolk or two floating on top as well. It’s a mama and baby bowl and truly a comfort dish. Many recipes contain sake or mirin, as well. (For additional comfort, duh!)
So what would we need for the recipe I mentioned above?
- Miso soup base (dashi stock)
- Soy sauce
- Mirin (like sake but less alcoholic + more sugar)
- Brown sugar
- Smoked pork
- Chicken thighs
You’d combine the prepared ingredients as instructed. Then at the end, you’d add the eggs (broken, beaten, or both). With the added mirin or sake, I could see this chicken and eggs dish being perfect for a rainy sick day!
There are other types of recipes I didn’t even begin to touch on, though, if none of those ideas interest you. If you’re into more peculiar cuisines, there are chicken and egg dishes served that have somewhat developed chicks (partial yolk attached) ready to be eaten. I’m not sure I could handle eating something like that (I cry over baby animal videos), but if you could stomach it, check out some of those recipes. If not, don’t go look at them! (To each their own, remember?)
I suddenly have a hankering for some fried chicken… Enjoy!