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Egg dishes: Top 10

JANE CAFE, Mineola Dolsot bibimbap, a screaming-hot stone

(Credit: Newsday, 2009)

There's a simple way to enhance virtually any savory dish: Put an egg on it. Traditional cooks have long practiced this trick, and now New American chefs are getting in on the act too. Here are 10 top egg dishes at a variety of Long Island restaurants, as picked by food writer Erica Marcus.

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    AHUVA'S GRILL, Hewlett Shakshuka, a traditional Israeli dish

    Ahuva's Grill $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Kosher 1326 Peninsula Blvd. Hewlett Shakshuka, a traditional Israeli dish of eggs poached in a spicy-sweet tomato sauce ($6.95).

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    ARATA SUSHI, Syosset Miso ramen, a rich broth

    Arata Sushi $$$ | Sushi 18 Cold Spring Rd. Syosset Miso ramen, a rich broth containing fat slabs of tender pork, vegetables, fish cake, seaweed and a poached egg ($11.95).

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    HENDRICK'S TAVERN, Roslyn Linguine Zsa Zsa, a "deconstructed"

    Hendrick's Tavern $$$$ | New American 1305 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn Linguine Zsa Zsa, a "deconstructed" carbonara of fresh linguine tossed with pancetta and sage, topped with a fried egg ($19).

  • KITCHEN A BISTRO, St. James Sunny-side-up egg with a

    storylink Restaurants Kitchen A Bistro Sunny-side-up egg with a Brussels sprout-sweet potato hash and Speck (smoked, spiced Italian ham). Available as a special; call ahead.

  • LA FINCA, Hicksville Bandeja Tipica, Colombia's "typical" features

    La Finca Colombian 170 Broadway Hicksville Bandeja Tipica, Colombia's "typical" features grilled or ground beef, pork rind, sweet plantains, avocado, rice and beans, arepa (corn pancake) and a fried egg ($11.95)

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    P.S. Burgers' Paris burger is served on a

    P.S. Burgers $$ | Burgers, American 198 2nd St. Mineola Paris burger, with a fried egg, sauteed spinach, Gruyère cheese, bacon, honey-Dijon mustard ($7.95).

  • THE RIVERHEAD PROJECT, Riverhead Duck-sausage-wild-mushroom ragout with ricotta

    $item.instanceof The Riverhead Project Duck-sausage-wild-mushroom ragout with ricotta gnocchi and a duck egg ($27).