Happy World Egg Day! How will you be enjoying YOUR eggs today? Why not try them Ukrainian Style…
If you love perogies, then you’re going to love these Ukrainian Style Eggs! They have all the virtues of loaded pierogies but they are easier, faster and healthier. They are also completely versatile. These Ukrainian style eggs can be scrambled, fried (to your liking) or baked and topped with any of the usual perogy toppings. But best of all, these eggs can be your lunch or dinner too!
Recently, my family instituted a weekly egg night in order to cut down on the grocery bill, while still saving time, eating healthy and getting our protein. The point was to make it economical, using what we have in the house and not having to go buy a bunch of extra groceries. So, I’ve had to get pretty creative. These Ukrainian style eggs are by far, my favorite creation!
Perogies are for everyone!
Obviously you don’t have to be Ukrainian to love perogies and the same goes for these loaded perogy eggs. Canada is home to a wealth of diverse and delicious cultural cuisines and eggs fit in with just about each one. From simple snacks and meals to beautiful culinary creations, eggs are a staple ingredient in kitchens nationwide. Although you may not be familiar with dry curd cottage cheese, I have included it as an option in this recipe. When you hear “cottage cheese perogies,” that’s the type of cheese that is being referred to. It adds a nice depth of flavour and texture to both perogies and this egg recipe!
Egg Dinner Recipe- fried, baked or scrambled!
Dinner doesn’t have to be hard. I’ve started making easier dinners, especially throughout the week when I’m running from work to home and back out to kids activities in the evenings! I eat eggs for breakfast daily, but growing up on fried egg sandwiches, I’ve always loved eating them for lunch and dinner too. And since I also grew up on perogies, these Ukrainian style eggs are the ultimate comfort food.
Versatile Egg Recipe
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s versatile! You can add toppings like fried onion, bacon bits, sour cream, dill, sauerkraut and dry cottage cheese to your liking.
World Egg Day
October 11 is World Egg Day, a global celebration of the humble egg and the farmers who produce them.
Did you know:
- Last year marked the 12th consecutive year of growth in egg sales in
- To meet this growing demand, Canadian farmers produced 752 million
dozen eggs in 2018 alone
- Canadian egg farmers work year-round to provide Canadians with access
to fresh, local, high-quality eggs made by Canadians, for all Canadians.
- Over 1,000 egg farming families from coast to coast work under the
system of supply management to produce Canadian eggs.
- Canadian egg farmers follow world-class standards for food safety and
This World Egg Day, Egg Farmers of Canada have teamed up with Chef Lynn Crawford to introduce Canadians to some of the farmers who produce the eggs Canadians know and love. Check out the video below!
Show the world your eggs!
Please join me in celebrating World Egg Day and sharing how much you love Canadian eggs and egg farmers with the world by using the #WorldEggDay hashtag when posting your World egg day celebrations!
And for more creative EGG NIGHT IDEAS, check out Eggs.ca!
Ukrainian Style Eggs - Eggs for dinner
- 8 eggs
- 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese * I use low-fat/light
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup sauerkraut, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup dry curd cottage cheese
- fresh dill * can substitute dried dill
- sour cream
- Heat a frying pan to medium, add butter and chopped onion, cook until light browned - about 5 - 7 minutes.
Stove top: Fried or scrambled
- In a separate frying pan, add eggs; cook them to your liking (fried or scrambled)
- When eggs are cooked to your liking, reduce heat to low, add cheddar cheese, cover with a lid and cook until melted (about 2-3 minutes)
- Remove from pan and add fried onion.
- Add bacon bits, sauerkraut and dry curd cottage cheese, if desired.
Baked (Sheet Pan)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a 9X13 sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Carefully crack eggs into the sheet pan. Try to spread them out the best you can, but they will go where they want to go so don't worry.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over eggs.
- Bake eggs for 8-10 minutes. * If you like the yolks a little firmer, then cook for longer (you will need to keep an eye on it)
- Remove from oven and add bacon bits, fried onion, and sauerkraut and dry curd cottage cheese, as desired. Serve immediately.
- Garnish with sour cream and dill (fresh or dried), if desired.