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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Susan W
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.

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Melusine
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!

Susan W
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.

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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.

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Stephanie
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.

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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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littlechef16
littlechef16 April 23, 2015

Tortilla Española or a frittata with lots of fresh greens!

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