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Foods That Start With E

How many foods that start with E come to your mind? Maybe eggs, eggnog, and espresso are all the foods that you can come up with?!

We’re here with a long list of foods, from breakfasts to main meals and desserts. We’ve got some very exotic foods too! Let’s dive into some delicious foods, starting with E.

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25 Foods That Start With E

1. Eggs

We cannot start our list with anything but eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, and they are available in every home.

They are the star of any breakfast table. You can also enjoy eggs for lunch or dinner.

There are so many ways to cook them. You can poach, fry, boil, bake, or simply enjoy them with plain toast.

They make a great pair with bacon, casseroles, or hash browns. You can add a punch of protein with eggs to your sandwiches and salads.

Almost always, you need eggs for baking and making many sweet dishes.

2. Espresso

Next, we’ll talk about drinks, starting with E, Espresso. Can you already smell the warm aroma of espresso?

Dark and rich, a warm cup of espresso is all we need to start the day. You can enjoy Espresso with many types of coffee beans.

Each has its own characteristic flavor.

3. Egg Drop Soup

The egg drop soup is a delicious Chinese staple soup that you will find in many American restaurants.

It is made by dropping the egg into hot soup, hence the name – Egg Drop Soup. The raw eggs form beautiful ribbons in the soup, making it look even more appetizing.

You can enjoy this soup anytime – whether it is your appetizer before dinner or it’s for breakfast on a lazy winter morning.

It is easy to whip it up with just a few ingredients. You will need some chicken or vegetable stock, onions, cornstarch, and eggs.

4. English Muffins

Now let’s talk sweets! English muffins make delicious breakfast food that you can make ahead.

You can even enjoy them with your afternoon tea. English muffins are pretty different from American muffins.

They use yeast instead of baking powder in the muffin. So, they will have big pockets of air in the muffin.

If you have a sweet tooth, drizzle the English Muffins with some honey or maple syrup.

The honey will seep into the empty pockets inside the bread, making them even more delectable!

If you want a fancy muffin, pair it up with some jelly and Dutch sauce.

If you’re going to turn these muffins into a hearty and comforting breakfast, try adding a few slices of butter to the muffins.

5. Elbow Macaroni

Elbow macaroni is a type of delicious pasta. You can enjoy elbow macaroni with chicken and vegetables.

If you’re looking for a hearty macaroni meal, try macaroni with cheese.

Macaroni and beef casserole is yet another delicious dish of baked pasta. It’s creamy, rich, and delightful.

6. Egg Salad

Egg salads are a popular side dish with many meals.

All you have to do is hard-boil some eggs and throw them in the salad. You can also pair up with eggs with mayonnaise.

Sprinkle some spices and herbs, and there you have a filling egg salad.

You can even make sandwiches with leftover egg salad. Just spread the egg salad on the bread and enjoy.

7. Ensaimada

Ensaimada is a delectable dish that you cannot miss out on.

The name comes from the word saïm, which means ‘pork lard.’ It is the traditional sweet bread of Mallorca.

Many people believe that it originated from the Arabs.

It is shaped in a coil, making it look even more fantastic. It is usually covered with caster sugar, making it quite sweet.

Some people even like to fill them with cream.

You can serve Ensaimada for breakfast or enjoy it as an afternoon snack when you’re craving something sweet.

The good thing about making Ensaimada is that it is quite simple to make. But it takes a lot of time; you will need some patience.

All you need to make this delicious dessert are eggs, flour, sugar, yeast, and milk. Keep in mind that the dough must rise multiple times, so you should leave it for about eight hours.

You can top it with butter or even garnish it with grated cheese.

The combination of cheese with sweetness is quite a unique and delicious combo.

As soon as the Ensaimada is out of the oven and you sink your teeth in the deliciousness, you will be moaning in delight. It’s that delicious!

8. Egg Rolls

Egg rolls make a delicious breakfast as well as an appetizer. They are quite versatile – you can add anything you want.

You can add meat, coleslaw, or anything you like to your egg rolls. Traditionally, egg rolls feature chopped pork along with some veggies.

You add the fillings to a wheat flour skin and fry it in hot oil.

The surprising thing about egg rolls is that there are no eggs in the filling. But if you want to make your egg rolls richer, dip them in egg before frying.

9. Eggnog

Let’s talk about eggnog. It is a yummy holiday drink that you must try.

It is rich, creamy, and delicious. If you make it at home, you can add a touch of nutmeg to enhance the taste further.

To make eggnog, you will need eggs, sugar, milk, and whipping cream.

Some people don’t like the smell of raw eggs, so you can also add a few drops of vanilla essence or vanilla extract.

And let’s not forget ground cinnamon. You can top the drink with a hint of cinnamon. Serve eggnog with freshly baked cookies!

10. English Walnuts

English walnuts offer a punch of healthy fats and protein. It is an excellent combination that can keep you full.

Take some walnuts to work and munch on them whenever you feel hungry or tired.

They’ll give you an instant boost of energy. English walnuts are also used for garnishing many desserts and salads.

11. Escargot

Escargot is a French classic. If you want to taste the French cuisine, you must try out escargot.

As soon as you take the first bite of escargot, you will be transported to France. This is going to get you addicted to French cuisine!

They are prepared in butter and parsley sauce, giving them a rich flavor.

You can serve them with a baguette to make for a hearty meal.

If you want to enjoy them as an appetizer, you can smother the escargot with wine sauce and cheese.

You need white wine, shallot, garlic, parsley, and butter to make this dish.

It’s always great to use an Escargot pan to make this recipe the traditional way. But if you don’t have an escargot pan, you can use a mini muffin tin too.

12. Eggo Waffles

Now, our all-time favorite: is Eggo Waffles. Eggo is the most delicious waffle that you will ever taste.

They were invented back in 1953 and have stuck since then. To make them, you need eggs, sugar, buttermilk, flour, and baking powder.

If you want the characteristic color, add a few drops of yellow food coloring to the mixture.

All you have to do is pour the mixture on a waffle iron and it’s done! Once they are done, drizzle some melted butter and syrup on them.

You can enjoy Eggo waffles with many flavors. Buttermilk, blueberry, strawberry, chocolate chip, berries, oats, and the list goes on.

If you’re keeping an eye on the calories, you can even go for whole-wheat Eggo Waffles. Now, they also come in a gluten-free version.

If you want to get a little fancier with these Eggo Waffles, try them with jelly. Enjoy!

13. Escarole

Escarole is a leafy green vegetable. Many people mistake escarole for kale, Spanish, or even lettuce.

If we must compare the three, it is leafier than kale. But the leaves are wider than lettuce leaves.

It is traditionally added to Italian wedding soup. You can add escarole to salads as well as soups.

One of the best escarole recipes is to enjoy it with beans. Escarole and beans are a creamy meal that you can enjoy with crusty bread. This meal is full of proteins.

You can also enjoy sauteed escarole. It takes just five minutes to prepare. You can sauté it in olive oil with a hint of minced garlic.

Serve it as a nutritious side dish. If you want to serve it as the main dish, try Italian sausages with escarole. Oh yum!

14. Endive

While we’re at leafy green vegetables, let’s also talk about endive. It is a nutritious vegetable.

Endive features a generous amount of fiber along with folate, Vitamin A, and K. It is used in many salads.

It can also be roasted, sauteed, grilled, or braised.

When you cook endive, it creates a nice texture along with a tart flavor. For some people, the endive can be very bitter.

To get the bitterness out, you can sauté it with sugary butter. This will caramelize the out surface of the endive, making it much more delicious.

You can also boil it to get rid of the characteristic bitterness.

15. Edamame

Edamame, or immature soybeans, is a perfect option for a healthy snack. It’s full of protein and other nutrients.

The best thing about edamame is that they make you feel full for a long time.

So, it’s the perfect combination: low in calories, high in proteins, and easy to eat. You can just eat it out of the pod.

16. English Sole

English sole is a delicious fish. It is an excellent source of protein. So, if you’re on a diet and trying to consume lean fish, English sole is your best bet.

It cooks quite fast, within just 10 minutes. You might need to adjust the temperature according to the thickness of the fish.

Garnish it with dill and green onions, along with sliced lemons.

You must try this recipe out! It will not turn into a disappointment! You can serve it with rice or baked potatoes.

17. Eels

We cannot forget about eels when talking about our foods starting with E.

Eels are often found in Asian dishes. You can enjoy fried or roasted eels or even make an eel sauce with them.

If you haven’t tried eels yet, you must try them at least once. It makes for a delicious meal that you cannot miss out on.

They don’t just taste great. They are also a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Eels also boast a fantastic amount of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium.

The best thing about eels is that it is quite low in sugar and sodium. So, you won’t have to count your carbs while enjoying the eels!

18. Emmenthaler

This Swiss cheese is medium-hard and yellow in appearance. It originated in Emmental, in Switzerland.

You can eat it cold (it’s delicious!) or even add it to your sandwiches.

With its salty touch, it will take your sandwich to the next level. It also goes well with nuts.

Because it melts pretty well, many chefs like to use it for casseroles and pasta.

You can also blend this cheese with other types of cheese, such as Parmesan and cheddar.

It will make for a delicious cheesy twist. No one will be able to guess the flavors as they meld together in a delicious way!

Do keep in mind that this cheese cannot stay long in the fridge. So, it is always better to freeze it.

When you need to add it to a recipe, you can quickly melt it.

19. Edam

Edam is a semi-hard cheese native to the Netherlands. This cheese is made of goat or cow milk and pairs quite well with pizza.

You can also stir this cheese into hot rice. If you leave this cheese to age, the taste will intensify, making it richer and creamier.

20. Egg Fruit

The egg fruit is found in Central America and Southern Mexico. The texture of this fruit is just like a pudding.

You can eat it fresh and also cook it. One of the best ways to enjoy egg fruit is to make jam or jelly with it.

It has a delectable flavor that’s quite unique to it. It also goes well with cakes and waffles.

One of the best recipes for egg fruit is to make an egg fruit shake. It is quite a delicious drink that will make you feel fresh.

Garnish the egg fruit shake with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. If you want to add a lemony touch to it, throw in a few drops of lime juice.

Some people even like to make a creamy soup with this fruit. The best thing about this soup is that it is gluten-free and makes for a sweet ending to any meal.

You need just a few ingredients to make egg fruit soup. Add one egg fruit along with milk and sugar to the blender.

If you want, you can also add berries or other fruits to the soup.

21. Emu Apple

Next on our list is the Emy Apple. The Emu Apple is an exotic fruit native to Australia.

They even call it cranberry. Whatever you call it, it has an exotic flavor that you will never forget. This fruit has a purplish-red color with a spicy taste.

It might take a while to get used to the flavor, but once you realize its amazing benefits, you will fall in love with this fruit.

22. Earthnuts

Earthnuts or peanuts are quite a popular nut during the winter.

These nuts are usually roasted in salt to give them their characteristic salty, earthy taste.

You can also garnish crushed peanuts on desserts. From chocolates to ice cream, you’ll find earthnuts everywhere!

23. Evaporated Milk

While we’re at it, let’s give a mention to evaporated milk, too.

Evaporated milk is made from cow’s milk, where about half of the water is removed or evaporated.

Evaporated milk usually does not have sugar. It is used in many kinds of desserts, such as cakes, pies, and custards.

It gives the dessert a rich flavor that you cannot get with pure milk.

24. Éclair

Éclair is a classic French dessert, quite popular in America.

It is made in a concave shape and filled with fresh cream or custard. You can drizzle some chocolate syrup over the éclair to make it richer.

It’s quite easy to make at home if you know the right technique. As soon as you sink your teeth into the éclair, your mouth will explode with rich flavors.

The richness of the cream, along with the delicate crispness of the eclairs, is just delicious.

25. Eggplant

Eggplant is a delicious vegetable that is long in shape with thick and purple skin.

It is used to make delicious soups, stews, and spreads and can even be oven-roasted or grilled. It’s very nutritious and high in fiber.

Often, this vegetable is cooked with lamb since it pairs really well together and is a common food in the Middle East and Eastern European countries.

The most famous recipes that come to mind are Baba Ganoush and eggplant caviar.

Final Words…

Now that you have a long list of foods starting with E, it’s time to impress your friends. Tell us which ones were new to you and how many foods you could think of before! Maybe you have some foods on your mind that we have missed; please share with us!

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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!
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