Backyard Fresh EggsPosted: October 27, 2011
Here’s something really exciting. See those eggs in the picture above? They’re extra, extra special. Why, you ask?
Because they came out of a chicken on Monday, were given to me on Tuesday, and went into my belly on Wednesday.
Have you ever heard of anything so crazy?
My friend Laurie and her family got 4 chicks in the spring. They nurtured them, built them a coop, and gave them names like Little Jerry Seinfeld and Baba Cheese Junior. And a few weeks ago some magic happened. They (finally) started laying eggs.
And then she (generously) gave me two backyard fresh, totally organic eggs to try. I was thrilled!
The first thing I noticed was their size. They’re a lot smaller than a typical egg found at the grocery story. But these aren’t typical eggs, right? What was inside totally blew me away:
The yolk was the roundest yolk I have ever seen. And so golden! There was also a lot less white stuff, too.
Since I wanted to taste the goodness of this egg without any other flavors getting in the way, I quickly threw out using it to bake with. Or even pairing it with bacon and some toast.
Nope, I just cooked it sunny side up in some all-natural cooking spray, then sprinkled just the slightest amount of pepper on top.
I don’t know if it was my sheer excitement or the fact that I was eating an egg on a weekday morning (sidebar: I’ve been limiting my egg intake to weekends only), but the egg was fantastic. The yolk kept that beautiful shape. And when I split it open:
Pure, golden heaven. The yolk was so thick and creamy. It probably would have tasted awesome on a hot piece of bread, but, oh well. I happily ate it up all by itself.
If I could eat eggs like this every day, I would be ecstatic. Eggstatic? So I think Laurie & her family are pretty lucky. And I hope she gives me more of her backyard bounty soon. Very, very soon.