There’s nothing better than fresh eggs from happy and healthy backyard chickens. My mother-in-law, Wendy, carefully nurtures and dotes on six lovely hens who supply the entire family with plenty of eggs every week.
Here’s a clip of Wendy’s chickens enjoying their luxurious pen:
Happy hens = lots of eggs. They’re currently laying six eggs a day, so there’s plenty to go around! We come away with at least six eggs for our kitchen per week.
Yes, they’re weird sizes and all different colours, but the taste is second to none. The yolks (sometimes double yolks!) are the most vibrant deep shade of yellow, and make supermarket eggs pale in comparison.
I love these fresh eggs, they provide the basis for an easy and cheap meal, add a gorgeous richness to pasta sauces and a beautiful hue to homemade cakes. They’re amazing scrambled, poached or fried, or mixed with leftovers for a quick omelette.
But my favourite way to eat these fresh eggs is boiled. Easy.
Simple and quick, boiled eggs served with hot buttered soldiers of toast and maybe a dollop of herring roe on the side for some extra savoury saltiness is a divine way to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner!
What’s your favourite way to eat eggs? I think I’ve almost exhausted all my options now, so if you have some ideas for me, I’d love to hear them!