What to do with Ultra-Fresh Eggs Laid by Lovingly Raised Chickens

A very kind colleague just presented me with a dozen eggs laid by his hand-reared chickens over the last two days. By dumb luck, I have a very special brunch planned for Saturday. I can think of a whole lot of things to NOT waste them on, but my one productive thought is Eggs Benedict. Other thoughts are most welcome!

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littlechef16 April 23, 2015
Tortilla Española or a frittata with lots of fresh greens!
 
Healthline April 23, 2015
Poached eggs can be a delicious brunch option, especially when topped with Curried Vegetables:
http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/poached-eggs-curried-vegetables
 

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Stephanie April 22, 2015
I don't know how big your brunch will be but personally, I would lean towards a slightly simpler/more forgiving prep for a larger group. Perfect poached eggs for one, no sweat...for more than four though, yikes. I immediately thought of baked or shirred eggs. You can make as many as you have ramekins and it allows you a precious few minutes to do some last minute prep or chop some fresh herbs to garnish.
 
Susan W. April 22, 2015
That sounds so intriguing. I buy my eggs from a farmer who pastures a small flock of hens. The eggs are amazing and yes, the shells are very strong. You'll be immediately spoiled.
 
Susan W. April 22, 2015
That sounds so intriguing. I buy my eggs from a farmer who pastures a small flock of hens. The eggs are amazing and yes, the shells are very strong. You'll be immediately spoiled.
 
Susan W. April 22, 2015
The simpler, the better so the eggs shine. Love your eggs Benedict idea. Depending on what they ate, their yolks may be the most lovely color.
 
Melusine April 22, 2015
Thank you -- I'm told they have hard shells because they eat a lot of bugs, and they get to share their owner's dinner, and he mentioned he eats lots of curries. Could be interesting!
 
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