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Celebrate Easter with Authentic Arabic Egg Recipes from Jordan

Easter is just around the corner, and with many of us stuck at home, what better way to celebrate than with delicious egg dishes from the Middle East. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty and warming meal or a quick and simple pick-me-up, these classic Arabic recipes will have you covered.

Awarma Bel Beid If you’re looking for a filling and nutritious breakfast, look no further than Awarma Bel Beid. This traditional Lebanese dish is made by cooking eggs with preserved meat, creating a warm and comforting meal that’s packed with protein and healthy fats. To make the best Awarma Bel Beid, use the finest quality meat and surround it with pieces of fat, which will help preserve the meat for longer.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon
  • Awarma Salt
  • freshly cracked pepper


  1. Preheat a clay pot and add 1 tablespoon of Awarma.
  2. Crack in two eggs, add salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve warm with pita bread.

Shakshouka Tomatoes are a staple in Jordan, especially in the Ghor region, and Shakshuka is a delicious way to enjoy them. This simple and flavorful dish is made by sautéing garlic and a whole hot pepper, adding chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar, and freshly cracked black pepper, and finally cracking in two eggs.


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 hot pepper Salt
  • pepper
  • sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Sauté chopped garlic on low heat and add the whole hot pepper.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until it starts to thicken.
  3. Add salt, sugar, and freshly cracked black pepper, then crack in two eggs.
  4. Place in the oven for 2 minutes, serve with pita bread.

Potatoes and Eggs (Mfaraket Batata) Potatoes and eggs are a classic combination in Arabic cuisine and make for a comforting and satisfying meal. This dish, known as Mfaraket Batata, is easy to make and is a family favorite.


  • 1 small potato
  • Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • freshly cracked pepper


  1. Chop the potato finely and saute in butter until golden brown, then add salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  2. Crack in two eggs and whisk until soft and runny, and the potatoes are golden brown.
  3. Serve with freshly cracked pepper and a 1/2 tsp of salt.

These are just a few of the many egg dishes you can make with the ingredients you have at home. From mashing boiled eggs with labneh, zaatar, and hot chili, to frying eggs in ghee for a classic Arabic breakfast, the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy these authentic and delicious egg recipes from Jordan and have a happy Easter!

Best, Maria Haddad