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66 Foods That Start With E

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Eclairs, eggs, elderberries, and edamame are all foods that start with the letter E. But can you think of any more foods that start with E? That’s where this post comes in! Here are 66 foods beginning with E for you to explore and enjoy!

foods that start with E

This post is part of my eating guides series of foods beginning with each letter of the alphabet from A-Z. It’s intended to help you find and discover unique and inspiring foods to try at home!

Take a look at these 66 foods beginning with the letter E and see which meals you would like to recreate at home for your family.

Fruits and Vegetables That Start With E

Can you think of any fruits and vegetables that start with an E? Unlike the letters A and B, E can be quite a challenge to list off the top of your head. Here, you will find a list of fruits and vegetables from edamame beans to edible flowers. 

1. Eggplant

What is eggplant?

Though often used as a vegetable, eggplant is technically a fruit. Also known as aubergine, this deep purple and oblong fruit grows from a flowering plant.

What does eggplant taste like?

If eaten raw, eggplant has quite a bitter taste and has a soft texture. When cooked, its texture softens even more and has a subtler earthy flavor.

Is eggplant healthy?

Eggplants are highly nutritious and full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They contain vitamin C and K, potassium, niacin, and magnesium. Eggplant is also high in antioxidants so helps protect your body from free radicals, which are a type of harmful substance.

Recipes to try!

Low Carb, Healthy, Eggplant Parmesan

2. Elderberries

What are elderberries?

There are over 30 different types of elderberries around the world, with the most well-known being the European elderberry. This tree can grow up to 30 feet tall with bunches of small blackberries.

What do elderberries taste like?

Raw elderberries are not an edible fruit, as they contain the chemicals cyanide and lectin, which are toxic to humans. Hence, if consuming, it is best to cook these berries first. Once cooked, elderberries are sweet, similar to blackberries. 

Elderberries are used to make chutneys, pies, jams, and juice.

Are elderberries healthy?

These berries are jam-packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. They can support your immune health, heart health and help with inflammation.

Homemade black elderberry syrup in glass jar and bunches of black elderberry in background

3. Early Girl Tomatoes

What are early girl tomatoes?

Early girl tomatoes are a fruit that turns bright red when ripe. Early girl tomatoes are about the size of a tennis ball and round in shape. 

What do early girl tomatoes taste like?

These tomatoes have a mild, sweet flavor and are an excellent addition to salads, sandwiches, and salsas.

Are early girl tomatoes healthy?

Tomatoes are full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, K, potassium, and folate. They are rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, consist mainly of water, and are low in carbs and calories.

Recipes to try!

4. Early Gold Mango

What is early gold mango?

Early gold mango is a type of mango with dark yellow flesh that originated in Florida. Mango is a stone fruit with juicy sweet flesh and a tough skin on the outside. 

What does early gold mango taste like?

Like most mangoes, once ripe, the early gold mango has a sweet taste and is very aromatic.

Are early gold mangoes healthy?

Like all mangoes, early gold mangoes are extremely healthy for you. They contain several vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, E, C, and K, potassium, manganese, niacin, and magnesium.

Mangoes are high in antioxidants and support a healthy immune system.

Recipes to try!

5. Eastern Hawthorn Fruit

What is Eastern Hawthorn fruit?

Eastern Hawthorn fruit grows on a shrub in the U.S. The fruit is the edible part of this plant and is also known as mayhaw. It is similar in appearance to a small red pomegranate.

What does Eastern Hawthorn fruit taste like?

This fruit is juicy and acidic in taste. It is often used to make jams and jellies, along with being dried.

Is Eastern Hawthorn fruit healthy?

Eastern Hawthorn fruit is nutritious, containing fiber to help your digestive system, along with sodium, and potassium.

6. Emblic

What are emblics?

Emblics, more commonly known as Amla or Indian Gooseberry, is a round light green fruit with vertical stripes. These berries grow on trees in India and surrounding countries.

What do emblics taste like?

Emblics can be sour when eaten raw but are often used pickled with sugar to provide a sweet and sour snack. These berries also make great chutneys, additions to Sabji, or in curried rice.

Are emblics healthy?

Emblics are considered very nutritious with one berry containing the same amount of vitamin C as 20 oranges. They contain a high amount of fiber and support a healthy digestive system.

7. Edamame

What is edamame?

Edamame is popular to eat within Asia and are immature soybeans that aren’t quite ready to harvest yet. They are green and grow in pods with only the bean itself being eaten.

What does edamame taste like?

Edamame is often compared with a taste similar to peas. It is buttery and slightly nutty. Edamame beans are popular to eat as a snack but also can be cooked in stews, stir-fries, salads, and falafel.

Is edamame healthy?

Edamame offers a great source of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians who do not consume meat.

They also provide you with all the amino acids your body needs, along with a range of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K and iron.

Recipes to try!

foods that start with E - Fresh steamed edamame sprinkled with sea salt on a rustic tabletop.

8. Endive

What is endive?

Endive is a small head of lettuce with yellow leaves. This leafy vegetable originated in Belgian and is popular in French cuisine.

What does endive taste like?

It is quite bitter in taste and crispy in texture and can be used in salads, baked as a side, roasted, or used to dip in sauces.

Is endive healthy?

Endive is full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, calcium, and folate.

9. Edible Flowers

What are edible flowers?

Edible flowers are plants that you can eat whether grown from your garden or foraged in the wild. Edible flowers can range from honeysuckle, rose, hibiscus, nasturtium, cornflower, and dahlia.

What do edible flowers taste like?

Edible flowers range in taste and use depending upon the type of flower. Nasturtium is a popular flower due to its watercress-like taste making it a great addition to salads. Whereas hibiscus offers a citrus taste and can be made into tea.

Are they healthy?

Yes, a range of edible flowers do have health benefits. Dandelions are particularly popular as the whole plant can be eaten and is high in antioxidants. Purslane is another edible flower high in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s.

Edible flowers, field pansies, violets on white plate. Grey background. Top view.

10. Escarole

What is Escarole?

Escarole is a leafy green vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It looks very similar in appearance to lettuce but is a part of the chicory family.

What does Escarole taste like?

It is compared with dandelion greens in taste and is slightly bitter when raw. The inner leaves are sweeter than the outer leaves. When cooked it softens and has a milder flavor. Escarole is traditionally used in Italian wedding soup.

Is Escarole healthy?

Escarole is full of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, K, and minerals folate, copper, and zinc. It is incredibly low in fat and high in fiber.

11. Egg Fruit

What is egg fruit?

Egg fruit is a tropical fruit that grows on trees in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. It has a light green, yellow skin with bright yellow fresh on the inside. Egg fruit is also known as canistel or yellow sapote.

What does egg fruit taste like?

Egg fruit is very sweet and is used to make marmalade, jams, or even egg nog.

Is egg fruit healthy?

Egg fruit is high in nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is full of vitamin A which helps to boost your immune system.

12. Etrog

What is Etrog?

Etrogs look similar to lemons in appearance with a bumpy, yellow peel. Unlike other citrus fruits, there isn’t much flesh and they consist mostly of rind and the white pith. Etrog is grown in parts of the Mediterranean, Central, and South America / Latin America.

What does Etrog taste like?

They are often used to make juice, marmalade, or even candied as a sweet treat.

Are Etrogs healthy?

Etrogs are considered a healthy fruit as they are high in vitamins C and B6. They also contain antioxidants helping to strengthen your immune system and fiber to support a healthy digestive system.

13. Elephant Apple

What is an elephant apple?

Elephant apples, also known as Chaltas, grow on bushes in Thailand, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and South-East Asia.

Chalta gained its name elephant apple due to the local elephants gorging on this fruit.

Elephant apples are large and deep green.

What does elephant apple taste like?

Elephant apples have a mixture of sweet and sour taste. They make a great addition to pickles, curries, juices, jams, and jellies.

Are elephant apples healthy?

Elephant apples offer several nutrients such as vitamin C and B, amino acids, potassium, and protein. They are high in antioxidants, removing free radicals from your body.

Recipes to try!

14. Emperor Grapes

What are emperor grapes?

Emperor grapes are a type of red grape which grows in the USA. They are a deep purple color with seeds in the middle.

What do emperor grapes taste like?

Emperor grapes are sweet with thick skin. They can taste slightly similar to cherries and are often used to make red or white wine.

Are emperor grapes healthy?

Being a type of grape, emperor grapes are a good source of vitamins C and K. They are high in fiber supporting your digestive system. Grapes are also full of antioxidants helping to fight free radicals linked to cancer.

Recipes to try!

How to Make the Perfect Vegetarian Cheese Board

15. Empire Apples

What are empire apples?

Empire apples are a type of American apple that has deep red skin. It originated on the East Coast of America and is a cross between Delicious and MacIntosh apples.

What do empire apples taste like?

Empire apples are sweet and crisp. Since they do not bruise easily, they make an ideal snack eaten as they are. With their sweet flavor, they are a good choice of apple for tarts, pies, and pastries.

Are empire apples healthy?

Empire apples are low in calories making them a great snack choice. They also are high in vitamin A and C, and fiber, helping with digestion.

Recipes to try!

large group of red apples - empire apples

16. Emu Apple

What are emu apples?

Emu apples grow on trees in Australia. The fruit is a purple-red color with speckles on each end. Unlike other apple varieties, emu apples have a large stone-like seed in the middle.

What do emu apples taste like?

Emu apples can be eaten as is but is often recommended to allow it to fully ripen first as it can have a strong acidic flavor otherwise. It is similar to the taste of a plum and is often used to make jam.

Are emu apples healthy?

This fruit is full of vitamin C and antioxidants helping to support skin health and the removal of free radicals.

17. Entawak

What is Entawak?

Entawak is a fruit native to Borneo, Sumatra, and Malaysia. It is also known as Metawa or Bintawa fruit. It has a yellow-brown spiky appearance, with juicy, orange pulp inside. Both the pulp and the seeds it surrounds are edible.

What does Entawak taste like?

The pulp is often eaten fresh and raw and has a pumpkin taste. Entawak seeds are roasted as a healthy snack.

Is Entawak healthy?

Entawak contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have a high amount of fiber supporting a healthy digestive system.

18. Emu Berry Fruit

What is emu berry fruit?

Emu berry fruit is a type of berry that grows on shrubs in Australia. It is also known as Dog’s balls, Turkey bush, and Dysentery bush.

What does emu berry fruit taste like?

Emu berries are sweet in flavor and can be used in several ways from making wine to adding to salads.

Are emu berry fruits healthy?

Emu berries are full of antioxidants and are a good source of sodium, fiber, and vitamin C.

19. Enterprise Apple

What are enterprise apples?

Enterprise apples have been developed by using Mcintosh, Golden Delicious, and Rome Beauty apple varieties.

They have a deep red color with thick skin.

What do enterprise apples taste like?

They are a tart variety of apples, making them good for cooking with. Although they can be eaten raw, due to their tart flavor, they are best used in tarts, crumbles, and pies.

Are enterprise apples healthy?

Apples are high in fiber and aid digestion and helping to control blood sugar levels. They have anti-inflammatory properties, plus being high in vitamins A and C, help to boost your immune system.

Snacks, Condiments, And Spices

This list of snacks, condiments, and spices are all foods that start with E and covers everything from English muffins, evaporated milk, and edam.

20. Eggs

Eggs are a popular dairy product around the world. The most commonly used eggs are from chickens, but you can eat Duck Eggs, Goose Eggs, even quail and ostrich eggs have been cooked with and eaten.

Eggs are a good source of protein and full of vitamins and minerals. Being low in calories they can make a healthy snack scrambled, boiled, or poached.

It is not advised to eat raw eggs, as they can contain bacteria like salmonella. Instead, eggs are meany to be cooked and often are added as a key ingredient for salads, cakes, pancakes, and quiche.

eggs on a plate - foods that start with e

21. Emmental

Also known as Emmenthaler, this medium-hard cheese has a mild buttery taste. It is a type of Swiss cheese made from cow’s milk. As it is quite easy to melt, it is often used for fondue, creamy pasta, or as a topping for pizzas. It is also a popular cheese for sandwiches and as part of a cheese platter.

22. Earth Nut

Earthnuts are a type of nut also called pig-nut, groundnut, and hawk nut. Each pod from the vine of the plant contains 2 nuts and is often referred to as peas.

23. Edam

Edam is a type of cheese originating in the Netherlands. It can be made with milk from either cows or coats. Edam is classed as a semi-hard cheese with a creamy texture. It is often served with fresh fruits such as apples, apricots, and cherries.

24. English Walnut

English walnuts are found on the walnut tree and are also known as a walnut or common walnut. The trees bear green, round fruit with the hard nut inside. When the fruit rots, the nuts are then ready to collect.

Walnuts are used in a range of savory and sweet recipes such as bruschetta, apple walnut salad, cakes and other baked goods, and are toasted as a simple snack.

25. Estragon

Estragon, more commonly known as tarragon, is a herb used to season a range of dishes. It has a taste similar to anise or licorice. Estragon compliments chicken well and is often used to season white sauces served with chicken thighs, breasts, or legs. 

26. Escargot

Escargot is the term used when cooking edible land snails. Escargot can be found in French cuisine. The snails are placed back in their shells and topped with garlic and herb paste. They are then baked in the oven and served as an appetizer.

27. Egg Noodles

Egg noodles are simple noodles made from eggs and wheat or rice flour which originated in China. They are made into long noodles that are wide and flat.

Egg noodles are often used to make stir fry, chow mein, and Pho soup.

28. Empanadas

Empanadas are eaten in most Latin American and Spanish countries – from Spain and Portugal to Mexico and Argentina. Traditionally, they are circles of dough that are folded in half and filled with protein and vegetables.

They can be made with beef, cheese, chicken or pork, and one or two vegetables such as corn and/or potatoes.

Once assembled, empanadas can be deep-fried or baked in the oven.

Homemade Stuffed Chicken Empanadas on a Background

29. English Muffins

English muffins originated in the United States as a toaster crumpet. English muffins are savory, not sweet snacks. They are made from bread dough that is risen slowly. When cooked in the toaster or the oven, they have a crunchy outside with a soft inside. 

English muffins are great to spread with butter, marmalade, or jam. They are also a delicious base for English Muffin mini pizzas!

30. Evaporated Milk

This form of concentrated milk is slightly different from condensed milk. Condensed milk has sugar added, containing up to 45% sugar, whereas evaporated milk does not.

Evaporated milk is made by removing around 60% of the water from milk. This produces a thicker consistency and can be used to make creamy mashed potatoes, Béchamel sauce, cream with dessert, or even as a replacement for the milk in your cereal.

31. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil is considered one of the healthiest fats and is a staple within the Mediterranean diet. Olive oil is the oil extracted from olives and is processed. Extra virgin olive oil goes through the least amount of processing and hence retains most of its nutritional value.

Extra-virgin olive oil can be used as an oil for cooking various meals. It also is a great finishing oil, adding flavor to a leafy salad, bread, or drizzled on meats.

32. Elbow Macaroni

Elbow macaroni is a type of tube pasts that circles round into a semi-circle. It is small in size making it perfect to use in minestrone soup, salads, casseroles, or for macaroni & cheese.

foods that start with e - raw elbow macaroni in enamel bowl on dark cement table background.

33. Elk Jerky

Jerky is the process of slicing meat thinly, curing it with salt, and drying it. Elk jerky is jerky made from elk meat and works well due to its low-fat content. The jerky can be seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and/or soy sauce.

Side Dishes Beginning With E

These side dishes beginning with E are easy and simple to cook without compromising on taste and satisfaction.

34. Egg Salad

Egg salad is a creamy side dish but also makes an excellent sandwich filler. Egg salad is a simple salad made with boiled eggs, mustard, mayonnaise, and herbs such as chives or dill.

To make egg salad, the eggs are boiled first, then the hard shell is removed, and the egg whites & egg yolk are broken into smaller pieces with the seasoning added.

35. Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict, named after the man who created this dish, consists of a toasted English muffin topped with crispy bacon, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Benedict combines the rich, creamy taste of eggs and Hollandaise sauce with the crisp and crunchy texture of bacon and English muffins.

36. Erbazzone

Erbazzone is a savory, flat pie that is filled with cooked green vegetables, pancetta, and Parmesan. Traditionally silverbeet is used including both the leaves and stalks. However, you can also use spinach or other herbs.

If you want to turn this pie into a vegetarian option, you can omit meat and use cheese instead with a range of vegetables for the filling. 

Vegetarian Dishes that Start with an E

Vegetarian foods that start with an E are few and far between. Take a look at these two traditional Chinese dishes using egg as a core ingredient and Italian dish using eggplant.

37. Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is a traditional Chinese dish that is simple to make and has just a few ingredients, but tastes savory, salty and delicious.

This popular food is made from either vegetable or chicken stock, eggs, green onions, and corn. The eggs are first whisked and then slowly poured into the hot stock which creates ribbons from the egg. You can find it in most Chinese restaurants because of how popular it is!

Quick and simple spicy egg drop soup with parsley and chilli on rustic wooden background

38. Egg Foo Young

Another Chinese food, Egg Foo Young is an egg omelet made with a range of vegetables and topped with gravy. It is great for using up leftover vegetables including green onions, bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, and water chestnuts.

It can be adjusted to create a meat dish, but as it cooks so quickly, it is best to use cooked meats such as chicken, beef, or ham.

Egg Foo Young is often served on top of a bowl of rice.

39. Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is a traditional Italian dish similar to a lasagna. Instead of using layers of pasta, eggplant is thinly sliced and layered in between tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Sometimes the eggplant is also breaded and fried before it is added to the other ingredients.

This layered casserole is baked in the oven and can be served with a side of green vegetables.

Meat Dishes

These meat dishes beginning with E will take you on a culinary trip around the world from Asia to Italy!

40. Egg Roll

Egg rolls are a common appetizer in Asian cuisine with the ingredients rolled in an egg wrapper and deep-fried. Traditionally, they are filled with pork and vegetables. To complement the savory flavor of the egg rolls, they are often served with a side of sweet chili sauce.

41. Entrecote

Entrecote is a French word referring to the beefsteak from between the ribs. However, unlike a rib-eye steak, entrecote is thinner and hence takes less time to cook. 

Entrecote is often cooked in a pan for a few minutes on either side depending on how well-cooked you like your steak. It cooks well served in a red wine sauce or bearnaise sauce with vegetables on the side.

42. Etouffee

Etouffee is similar to gumbo but is thicker and uses just one meat, most often shrimp or crawfish.

Originally from Louisiana, the meat is cooked in a sauce along with green peppers or chili peppers, onions, and celery. It is seasoned together with hot sauce and Cajun spices.

Etouffee can be served as is or with a side portion of rice.

43. Eel

Eels are a type of fish without pelvic and pectoral fins. They offer a great source of omega-3 fats along with several minerals. Eel is a popular fish eaten in Italy and is traditionally eaten during Christmas Eve.

Eels can be roasted, grilled, or fried and go well served with leafy greens or a citrus salad.

44. Easter Pie

A traditional Italian pie, Easter pie is served at the end of Lent. Depending upon the region in Italy, pies can vary considerably with some pies containing 33 layers. These layers can be made with cheese, egg, ham, meat, and vegetables.

The pie has a thick outer pastry crust, with layers of each filling inside.

45. Escallop

Escallop, also known as escalope, is a thin piece of meat often shallow fried. Usually, it is veal that is used, however chicken and fish work well also.

Once thinned, the meat is sometimes covered in breadcrumbs or served with a creamy sauce such as mushroom or cheese sauce. To finish the dish, escalloped meat can be served with potatoes, vegetables, rice, or couscous.

46. Ecrevisse

Ecrevisse, also known as crayfish, is a type of small lobster-like crustacean. It is often boiled and can be served with pasta, vegetables, or salad. Ecrevisse can also be made into soup or even butter.

47. Elk

Elk is a type of meat similar to beef. When cooking elk meat, it is best to cook on a lower heat as it does not contain much fat and can dry out quickly.

Elk can be cooked on its own roasted or tastes great when marinated. Elk can be minced, roasted, slow-cooked, or seared. It can be eaten with vegetables or cooked in lasagnas and bolognese in place of beef meat.

48. Escabeche

A traditional Spanish recipe, Escabeche involves searing meat or fish and then marinating it with vinegar, herbs, and spices. 

Escabeche works well-using herring, mackerel, or bonito. The fish is seared and then the sauce is boiled and reduced. It is then served cold with the sauce poured over the fish. Escabeche works well served with a side salad or vegetables.

49. Enchiladas

Enchiladas is a Spanish word that describes a traditional baked dish: Tortillas that are stuffed, rolled, and baked in an oven dish topped with tomato sauce and cheese.

Enchiladas can vary depending on the filling such as chicken, beef, or vegetables. They often use a range of spices and are served with guacamole and sour cream to complement the spicy filling. Corn tortillas or flour tortillas can be used to make enchiladas.

vegetarian enchilada casserole, in a baking dish with the ingredients on the table

50. English Sole

English sole is a type of flatfish smaller in size to Dover sole. It is delicate in taste with white flesh that makes it perfect to combine with citrus flavors. English sole is often baked or fried with lemon, thyme, or Parmesan.

51. Emu

Emu is a tall bird with a long neck. Emu meat is considered a healthy alternative to eating beef. Emu meat is highly versatile and cooks well when sauteed, roasted, pan-fried, broiled, or grilled.

Emu meat can be served seasoned with vegetables, as kebabs, or in a sauce with potatoes.

Desserts That Start With E

Eclairs and English trifles are just two items from this list of desserts that start with an E that you can consider trying at home.

52. Easter Eggs

Originally, eggs were associated with Easter as a symbol of new life emerging, relating to Jesus rising from the tomb. Now, easter eggs are a type of hollow chocolate egg that originated from France and Germany. They are often sold and consumed around Easter and can be purchased in a variety of sizes and patterns.

Many families now purchase Easter eggs and hide them as an Easter egg hunt activity for children to find.

Happy Easter with colorful eggs at paintbrush for do it yourself on the grass with close up from top view.

53. Eccles Cake 

Though more like a pastry than a cake, Eccles cakes are a British pastry originating from Eccles. It is a round flat sweet dessert, with golden, crusty puff-pastry on the outside and filled with dried currants and spices.

54. Éclair

Eclairs are a delicious oblong choux pastry filled with cream and often topped with chocolate. The choux pastry is piped in a long, oblong shape with a thinner middle. They are then baked in the oven and once cooked and cooled, filled with your chosen filling. 

Most often, a classic eclair is filled with vanilla pastry cream and is topped with chocolate icing. However, you can also fill eclairs with chocolate pastry cream too. 

55. Eggo Waffle

Eggo waffles are a brand of waffles that can be purchased in America and are a popular breakfast food but can also be used as dessert. They are made from wheat flour, vegetable oil, eggs, and baking soda. Once made, they are packaged and frozen for customers to purchase and easily reheat to eat at home. They were named ‘eggo’ as customers reflected on the egg flavor of the waffles. They are often served with maple syrup or powdered sugar on top. For dessert, they are topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, ice cream and / or caramel.

56. English Trifle 

Traditionally, an English trifle consists of:

  • Cake pieces
  • Custard
  • Fruit pieces
  • Jelly
  • Cream

This trifle originated in Scotland and is a popular dessert due to its visual appeal and taste. Alcohol such as sherry is often used within the cake and fruit layer to give an extra ‘kick’.

57. Edy’s Pie (formerly Eskimo Pie)

Edy’s pie is an ice-cream pop made with a vanilla ice cream covered in milk chocolate which can be purchased in stores in America.

58. Egg Custard

Egg custard is a baked dish that can be served warm or cool with fruit. The key ingredients egg, vanilla, whole milk, cream, sugar, and nutmeg are mixed and poured into a baking dish. It is then baked and set just enough for there to be a slight wobble. Egg custard complements tangy fruits such as poached plums, peaches, and/or apricots.

59. Egg Tart

Egg tarts are a dish that has pastry on the outside and is filled with egg custard. They are a simple yet popular dessert in both Chinese and Portuguese cuisine. The pastry used is usually short-crust pastry. Once the egg tart has been cooked, it is topped with a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Portugal egg tart Pastel de Nata with azulejo tile

60. Egg Tong Sui

This traditional Chinese dessert soup is made from rice balls, eggs, rice wine, and honey. The key ingredient for this soup is wolfberries, also known as Gogi berries. They help give this soup its sweet, aromatic flavor.

61. Elephant Ears

Elephant ears are a type of French cookie, also known as a palmier, made from puff pastry and sugar. Puff pastry is rolled out with sugar sprinkled on top (sometimes vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon are also added at this stage).

After this, the pastry is rolled and shaped with two rolls meeting in the middle. It is then chilled before baking to help the pastry retain its shape. When it is cut to be baked, they almost look like a heart.

62. Ensaimada

Ensaimada is a spiraled pastry traditionally served in Mallorca. The sweet dough is shaped in a spiral and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Traditionally, the dough was plain however now, Ensaimadas can be found filled with cream, nougat, or jam. They are usually eaten with a cup of tea or coffee or served as a tasty dessert.

Beverages That Start With An E

These popular beverages starting with an E consist of everyday drinks and holiday favorites such as an espresso and eggnog.

63. Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular teas around the world. It is a type of tea that is black and flavored with oil from bergamot orange.

When the collected tea leaves have dried, they are either blended with additional ingredients or sprayed with extract oils.

Being infused with bergamot orange, Earl Grey tea has a sweet, yet sour and floral taste.

64. Eggnog

Eggnog is a drink traditionally consumed during the Christmas holidays. It is made with eggs, cream, milk, and holiday spices such as vanilla and nutmeg. It can also have alcohol added, such as brandy, whiskey, or rum.

Traditionally when making eggnog, egg whites are beaten to form a stiff peak. This is then folded into the remaining ingredients in the drink.

foods that start with e - Homemade White Holiday Eggnog with a Cinnamon Stick

65. Espresso

An Espresso is a drink of a single shot of coffee (it can also be multiple shots!) The coffee beans are roasted, ground, and pressured with water to create a concentrated drink, known as a shot. Espressos are a strong black coffee, and are therefore served in a smaller cup than a standard coffee.

66. Egg Cream

Egg cream is a drink that, ironically enough, doesn’t contain any egg or cream. This drink is a refreshing soda drink containing milk, chocolate syrup, and seltzer. Egg cream is simple and easy for anyone to make at home. First, add cold milk to a chilled glass. Top with seltzer and add chocolate syrup. Stir all ingredients together to combine and enjoy.

Final Thoughts

This list of 66 foods starting with an E covered an array of cuisines from around the world. From English muffins from Scotland to Easter pie in Italy, Elephant Apples in Asia to Edam in the Netherlands. 

How many of these foods did you already know? What have you been inspired to try at home?

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Alternatively, why not take a look at some of the healthy and tasty vegan and vegetarian meal ideas you can easily prepare at home:

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10 responses to “66 Foods That Start With E”

  1. It’s a few that I haven’t heard of but for me I have to try another alphabet but it was a few that I know about and it was a few that was intriguing.

  2. I can’t believe how many of these I’ve never heard of! Great inspiration to get creative with my diet.

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