We currently have a little ‘situation’ here at Happy Acres, and I thought I would appeal to my readers for help. To put it bluntly, we are up to our ears in eggs! Mind you, that is a good problem to have. Let me explain a bit.
We get two dozen eggs every month from our CSA. These are truly free range eggs, laid by hens who get out daily onto the farm to forage for bugs and greens. They taste great, and we love them. And we usually have no trouble eating that amount of eggs per month. But last month a friend gave us a dozen eggs she got from someone who has chickens. And then we got an extra dozen in our CSA pickup. So that’s how we wound up with four dozen eggs in our refrigerator.
I know they will keep for a couple of months, so we have a little time to use them all. So far we have made frittatas, and hard boiled them for salads. My wife used some to make a pumpkin pie this week from some of our homegrown pumpkin. Mmm, I love her pumpkin pie!
This week I made some fried brown rice using several of the eggs. And my wife is dusting off her favorite quiche recipe for next week. I can see some French toast in our future too. We found a recipe for quinoa patties that sounds interesting, but we’re looking for more ideas.
For us, eggs are a great source of inexpensive local protein. And now that we are blessed with an abundance of great eggs, we are looking to broaden our horizons a bit and try some new things.
So, what do you all do with the incredible, edible egg? I’d love to have some more ideas!