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30 Easy and Delicious Foods That Start With Letter ‘E’

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Did you know that there are more than 100 foods that start with the letter E? Some of our favorite breakfasts like eggs and English muffins start with E. There is also the popular veggie eggplant. There are even 40 snacks that start with E but we bet you didn’t know that until today. 

If you are wondering what other foods and dishes out there are clustered in this food group, here are 30 foods that start with E. 

30 foods that start with e

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#1 Easy Meal English Muffin

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Topped with honey, jam or whipped cream, English muffin is the ultimate easy breakfast for anyone. You can make your own by first warming milk and dissolving sugar in it.

After this, dissolve the yeast in water and leave for 10mins. Combine the milk, yeast, flour and shortening and then softly beat it. 

Make a soft dough and knead. Cover for 30mins until it rises. Knead until it is 1.5inches and then cut to the desired size. Cover again for 1.5hrs. Cook in the griddle for 10mins each side. 

#2 Eggs are the best

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Egg is an all-around food rich with protein, iron, and calcium, among others. It could be hard-boiled, friend, poached, scrambled, baked, topped on a toast, herbed, or dashed with powdered sugar for sweetness, you name it, eggs can be turned into it.

One of the hardest egg recipes to master is poached egg. Here is a poach egg recipe from Down Shiftology that you can practice on. 

#3 Eggplant pasta for a change

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If you do not want the traditional tomato on pasta, you can try eggplant for a change. Cook the pasta in al dente, and then cut the eggplant in cube shape.

Roast the eggplant cubes (the traditional way is deep frying them but hey, for a change). Drizzle them with olive oil and salt before roasting. 

Now work on the sauce. In a saucepan, mix tomato puree, wine, chili flakes, garlic, oregano, and basil. When it is 10mins away from being cooked, throw in the eggplant cubes. Plate the pasta and top it with the sauce. Top with cheese and basil.  

#4 French dining with Escargot

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Escargots are often found in high profile restaurants in France. It is a traditional French delicacy that should be tried once in our lives. One easy escargot recipe would be parsley buttered escargot.

For this, you must preheat the oven to 450F and then beat the butter using an electric mixer until it smoothens. 

Gradually add nutmeg, salt, pepper, salt, and wine. Beat at medium speed. When these ingredients are now incorporated, add garlic, parsley, and shallots, and beat at low speed.

Transfer the mixture in a piping bag and pipe on top of the escargots. Bake for 10-15mins and then serve. 

#5 Enchiladas for the gang

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Any school cafeteria is lightened up by enchilada Tuesdays and if you miss it, here is a simple recipe for it. First, whisk a mix of flour and canola oil for a minute or until it bubbles.

Add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, and red sauce. Bring to a boil. While the mixture is simmered down, cook the ground beef (with a lot of onions and a drizzle of salt) until it browns. 

After all of these are done, light fry the tortilla (1min per side is good) and then preheat the oven at 350F. Bake for 15mins. Take the tortilla off the oven and dip them in the sauce. Top with the cooked beef, green pepper, chilies, and a generous amount of cheddar cheese. 

#6 Natural Flu Remedy with Elderberry

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You can fix all flu symptoms in just 2 days by drinking elderberry syrup. The first thing to do is cook the elderberries (only the berries) and then set aside.

Now, combine the cooked elderberries, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and water in a saucepan. Cook in high heat and wait for it to boil.

Lower the heat when the water is now reduced to half. Bring to simmer for 30mins. Strain the mixture and cool it down before whisking in the honey. Transfer the syrup in a tight lid jar and refrigerate. 

#7: Party cheesy beef empanadas

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This one is another Mexican party food that we will all enjoy. For the dough, whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Add butter, water, and egg. Mix until you form a firm dough.

Knead for 5mins or until it smoothens. Wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Preheat the oven at 400F. Caramelize the onion on the side, add the garlic and beef. Cook for 10mins. 

Lower the heat and gradually add tomato paste, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Lastly, throw in the jalapenos and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 3mins. Cut the dough to at least an inch and put in 2tbsps of filling and some cheddar.

Close and moisten the edges with water. Brush with egg wash and bake for 25mins. Let it cool down before serving. 

#8: Salad with a kick using endives

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This one is a less known veggie that goes well with salads. Because it is a bit bitter, it adds a unique kick to usual salads. An easy endive recipe would be blanching it and then chopping it into fine strips.

Toss it in a bowl and mix in some walnuts, chopped pears, olives, and arugula or crumbled gorgonzola. For the dressing, pour some apple cider vinegar, and then season with salt and pepper. Serve. 

#9 Calorie friendly English sole

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This lean fish is perfect for people who are watching their calorie count. To prepare this dish, first you must prepare heat proof plates. And then, preheat the oven to 200F. In a small bowl, mix 1tsp of pepper and 2tsps of salt.

Pat dry the English sole fillet and rub each side with the mixture. Prepare the saute pan and heat 3tbsps of butter. Coat the sole fillet with flour and fry them in the pan. 

Cook for 2mins (each side) on low fire. While cooking the second size, squeeze 3tbsps of fresh lemon and grate a spoonful of lemon zest to the pan.

Transfer to heat proof plates and bake in the oven for about 15mins. Sprinkle the dish with salt, pepper, and parsley and then serve. 

#10 Sophisticated cheese and fruit plate with Emmentaler

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Emmentaler is a Swiss cheese and is considered as one of the strongest flavored cheeses in the world. For a unique, sophisticated, and very full cheese and fruit plate for more than 15 people, here is what you can do.

Arrange the larger jars containing honey, jam, and bows of olives. Next, arrange at least 4 types of cheese (they could be Emmentaler, feta cheese, manchego, and gouda). 

Arrange the crackers near the cheese mix. The charcuterie comes next. A mix of salami, sausages, prosciutto, and other cold cuts can be considered.

Add the larger fruits such as pears, apples, pomegranate, and persimmon. Fill the gaps with smaller fruits such as berries, grapes, dried fruits, nuts, and dark chocolates. 

#11 Egg fruit, a golden dessert

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Egg fruit may be pungent for some, but this dessert will leave you asking for more. You start with cutting the fruit in half and removing its pits. Take the flesh, put in a bowl, and add your dairy of choice.

It is naturally sweet but if you want to add sugar, you can always do so. Top with any sour fruit like lemon or raspberries. Refrigerate for 4hrs and then serve. 

#12 Fried eel for better digestion and metabolism

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Eel is as exotic as it gets but in some parts of the world, it is a delicacy. To taste the protein and iron rich goodness of fried eel, you first need to cut each at about 3inches long and then rinse them thoroughly with water.

Pat dry and then rub each side with a generous amount of minced garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar, bay leaf, and olive oil. Place in a bowl, cover, and marinate for an hour. 

Coat the marinated eel with flour and fry in medium heat oil. Do not overcrowd the pan to avoid sticking. Fry for 7mins each side or until the skin is crispy and golden brown. Season to taste and then serve with potato wedges and your choice of dip. 

#13 Sauteed escarole for lowering sugar

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Unlike endives, this one has a more tolerable bitterness to it. As a less known veggie, it helps in lowering sugar level. To prepare this, first you must toast garlic and pepper flakes in olive oil.

When the garlic fragrance emerges, toss in the escarole leaves in the pan. As it cooks, flip the escarole leaves with the tong. Drizzle with salt for taste. Cook for 10mins and then serve immediately. 

#14 Glazed English walnuts for sharper memory

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Did you know that walnuts are considered as the food for the brain because it is shaped like a brain? For your finger food, try this glazed English walnut recipe.

First, preheat the oven to 250F. In a bowl, beat an egg until it is frothy. Gradually add water and then beat the egg once more.

Drizzle the mixture with salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Lastly, put the walnuts and coat it with the mixture. 

Next, prepare the baking pan and the parchment paper. Bake the coated walnuts for an hour (and stir every 20mins). Let it cool down before storing it in a jar. It could last for a month or two. 

#15 Ecrevisse soup, a culinary classic

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Ecrevisse, the French equivalent of crawfish, is cooked for soup to make a French culinary classic called ecrevisse bisque soup. To remake this, you first need to take off the crawfish head and peel its tails. You will need these later, so do not throw them out just yet. 

In a cast iron pan, cook the head and tails for 3mins max. In high heat, throw in the shallots, bay leaf, thyme, and fennel. Next, add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and flour.

After this, add the wine, cognac, and seafood stock. Make sure that you stir the mixture well. Lower the heat and add lemon juice, cayenne, and cream. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve with chives on top and drizzle some salt and pepper for taste. 

#16 Comforting elephant ears

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Hot chocolate and cinnamon elephant ears bring a lot of warmth on cold nights. To prepare this, preheat the oven at 450F. On a flat surface, combine half cup sugar with a pinch of Kosher salt.

Spread the mixture and distribute puff pastries all over. Next, evenly cover each puff pastry with the mixture of half cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough, bringing the puff pastry at 13-inches. 

Fold the sides towards the center. Fold again in the middle of the dough. Fold one half over the half and from there you will get 6-layers. Line the pastry on the parchment paper. Bake for 6-10mins or until it becomes golden brown. Cool and then serve.  

#17 Cheesy and creamy ensaimada

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For this one, start with mixing shortening, milk, and salt. Add the flour on the bowl and bloomed yeast. Pour in the eggs and the remaining flour. Fold the dough and leave for 3hrs.

Knead, make a log shape out of it and cut to 16pcs. Brush with melted butter and roll from the side to make a spiral shape. Place in the greased mold and leave for an hour again. 

Preheat the oven at 300F and bake for 25mins. While cooling down, prepare the buttercream. Top the ensaimada with buttercream and cheese. Serve. 

#18 Summer eats with chicken escalope

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To spruce up your summer picnics, try cooking this chicken escalope recipe. Prepare the chicken breasts. Cover then with cling wrap and use a rolling pin to even the chicken meat until it doubles its original size.

On the side, mix flour, salt and pepper. Beat an egg in a bowl and set another bowl for the breadcrumbs and parsley mix. 

Dip the chicken breasts in the flour mix, egg and breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat and over olive oil or butter. Give each side 3-5mins of cooking time. Drain the chicken on a paper towel and serve with coleslaw and ketchup as dip. 

#19 Good for the heart entrecote steak in red wine

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This one is the French term used for premium grade beef. For romantic evenings, you can easily make an entrecote steak in red wine. First, season your entrecote (rib-eye) with salt and pepper on all sides.

Prepare your cast iron skillet and heat it until it smokes. Add 1.5tbsp of butter and put the stove to medium high. Toss in the steak once the butter has melted. For a medium rare steak, cook each side at 3mins. 

Remove the steak and start pouring in the shallots to be sautéed for a minute. Add the red wine and then the beef stock. Boil until it is reduced to half. Add the remaining butter to the mixture and stir well.

Plate the steak and pour the sauce from the wine, stock, and butter mixture. Top with parsley and serve with mashed potatoes or asparagus. 

#20 Relish Italian pastries with erbazzone

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This Italian savory pie dates to the medieval period and is truly a gastric delight to anyone who tastes it. To start, wash and finely chop spinach and chard.

Next, finely chop the onions and then set aside. Cut the bacon into small cubes and then fry it along with the onion. Add the chard and spinach. Drizzle with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until it is dried. 

Lay down the puff pastry. Roll and divide into 2. Make round molds and line them in the parchment paper. Fill the puff pastry with ricotta cheese and the chard, spinach filling.

Place the pastry on top and use a toothpick or fork to seal the edges. Brush it with butter and preheat the oven at 180F. Cook for 30mins. Cool down, cut, and then serve. 

#21 Soul food stir fry egg noodles

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If you are cooking with a ready to cook egg noodles, you only have three steps to follow to make this ultimate soul food. First, check the package directions and cook to lessen oil and fat.

Drain and set aside in a bowl. Next, heat the skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute for 4mins. 

Toss in the garlic and green onions. Saute again for one minute. Pour the soy sauce and chili paste. Toss the egg noodles, add two additional eggs and spinach. Toss well and stir. Serve. 

#22 Hearty sandwiches with egg salad

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This easy to make egg salad makes hearty sandwiches for friends and family and it only takes two steps to come up with it. First boil a generous number of eggs and then cool them down after in a pan filled with iced water. Leave the eggs there for 10-15mins. 

It is time to peel the eggs. Chop or mash the eggs and the toss in a bowl. Mix the mayonnaise, chives, dill, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir well and then spread generously on bread and crackers.  

#23 All day egg roll

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Filled with veggies and even bacon bits, egg rolls are an all day food be it for viand or snack. This traditional Korean food can be made in four easy steps. First, you must break the eggs, sieve it to smoothen it.

Add salt and rice wine, whisk and then toss in the green onions. Heat the pan on medium high, add oil and then spread a thin layer of egg. 

Tilt the pan. When the egg becomes 85% cooked, top with egg and start rolling it on one side. Add another layer of egg and repeat the process until all the mixture is used up. Cut to smaller pieces and serve with your dip of choice. 

#24 Iron rich escabeche

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Escabeche is a Hispanic fish dish known for its flavor fusion. It is easy to prepare and you will love the rich flavor of escabeche especially if it is served with steamed rice.

First, season the fish with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown. Set aside and work on the sauce. Prepare the saucepan and saute ginger, onion, and garlic on a medium heat oil. Add with minced carrots and bell pepper. 

Add vinegar, dissolved cornstarch, tomato paste, and sugar. Add another dash of salt and pepper. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Pour on the fried fish and serve with steamed rice. 

#25 Special Blend for Eggs Benedict

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This dish is a special one because unlike all the other egg-based dishes, this one involves special blending for the hollandaise. First, heat the skillet on medium fire.

Cook the bacon until brown and crispy, set aside. Prepare the poaching water. Add vinegar and boil the mixture for 10mins. Bring to simmer. 

Blend the hollandaise by first melting 10tbsp of butter. Add 1tbsp of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Blend for 30secons on high speed or until it becomes light yellow in color. Slowly blend in the melted butter.

Add more salt or lemon juice depending on your preference. Toast the English muffins and assemble. Butter one side of the muffins, top with bits of bacon and poached egg, add the hollandaise and top with parsley. 

#26 Easy 1,2,3, elk steak

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If you find beef as overhyped for steak, try the protein rich elk for a change. First, prepare the charcoal pit. Season the elk with a pinch of Kosher salt and black pepper on each side. Place the iron cast skillet on the pit and add butter. Sear the elk for 2mins on each side.

After this, toss in the rosemary and garlic cloves. Cook again for 2mins each side and brush it with butter as it cooks. Continue cooking it if you want more doneness. Rest for 7mins before slicing. 

#27 Shrimp etouffee, the best of Cajun cooking

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Popular in the coastal counties of the deep American south, this one is like gumbo but with more shrimp and more flavorful sauce. First, prepare the broth. Saute shrimp shells, onion, celery, and olive oil.

Add some chicken broth and a few drops of lemon juice. Boil and then simmer for 20mins. Strain and set aside the broth. Next, make the etouffee. 

Melt the butter and gradually add a cup of flour. Bring to simmer until golden brown. Toss in celery, pepper, and onion and cook for 10mins. Add the thyme and garlic and cook for 1min.

Whisk the mixture before adding the tomatoes. Simmer and then add salt and hot sauce. Next, season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning. Saute the shrimp for about 10mins. Place steamed rice in a bowl. Top with etouffee and shrimp. Garnish and serve. 

#28 Decadent Easter meat pie

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Easter is just around the corner so might as well master making this traditional American easter meat pie. First, preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix ricotta cheese and gradually toss eggs. Blend at low speed.

Add in the pastrami, prosciutto, ham, and mozzarella cheese. Line 2 pans with puff pastry and spread filling in each.

Grate parmesan before folding the puff pastry. Bake for an hour or until the crust is golden brown. Cool for 20mins and then serve. 

#29 Calming lavender and earl grey cookies

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If tea does not bode well for you but you love the calming effect of earl grey and lavender, you can make cookies out of these. The key process here is to grind the lavender petals along with the earl grey tea. 

Go through the process of baking cookies. Make the dough by adding the dry ingredients, including the lavender and earl grey along with butter and eggs. Line scoops of cookie dough in parchment paper. Bake for 12mins. Cool for 10mins and then serve. 

#30 Entomatadas

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This is another Mexican recipe that you would love. Start by roasting the jalapeno, garlic, onion, and tomatoes. Cook for about 5mins or until they are brown.

Cool down for a few minutes and blend. After this, saute onions in olive oil in a saucepan. Cook for 3mins. Toss in the mixed salsa. Bring to a boil and drizzle with salt and set aside. Simmer until it thickens. 

In another pan, lightly fry tortilla chips (5secs each side is okay). The tortilla should be soft, not crispy fried. Coat the tortilla with salsa. Top with chicken shreds, cilantro, cheese, and cream. 


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See? There is a lot that you can whip off with the foods that start with ‘e’. Some require a little effort but most of what is listed here are dishes that you will really enjoy making. You can follow some of the recipes here for your everyday meals and future events and parties. 

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