Eggs

I love eggs. They can stand in as a meal in a pinch, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can boil them, fry ’em, scramble them, make an omelette or a frittata. If you take certain precautions, you can even microwave them. For my go-to breakfast, I personally switch between overeasy and sunny-side up, mixing it up between butter, coconut oil and fresh bacon grease.

I like eggs so much that I often keep a few recently boiled eggs in the fridge for a tasty, healthy, filling snack. I think eggs make such a great snack that the idea of inventing an Egg Vending Machine has crossed my mind — imagine being able to drop 50 cents into a machine and get a piping hot boiled egg in return? Hmm …

What brings me to discuss eggs is a recent post by Richard Nikoley at Free the Animal. Richard is also a big fan of eggs — yolk and all, just like me. This is an important point you shouldn’t miss! Don’t throw out the yolks! Why? Because that is where all the good stuff is (I.e. protein, vitamins, fat)! What about the cholesterol? If you have to ask … read the quoted material at Richard’s site.

Richard also links to a post that talks about the difference between factory produced eggs (the one’s you get at a grocery store) and the ones produced by chickens that cluck around on a farm (eating whatever they happen to find and not all grain). A picture is worth a thousand words, so be sure to note the difference in the egg at the top of the frying pan and the other four here.

The big dilemma I have is: how do I get my hands on fresh, real eggs like that? Farmer’s market maybe? Get my own chickens? Any bright ideas?

3 Responses to “Eggs”

  1. patri November 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    I love eggs!

  2. Akash December 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    Also a big egg lover, recently discovered eggs benidect and can’t seem to get enough of it. You should get chickens….it be cool cause you could say you have chickens (way way cooler than cats!) and when I come visit your new place I can have fresh, real eggs.

  3. Justin December 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    Pet chickens eh? Actually, my brother-in-law informs me that you can have chickens in the city of Atlanta! So this idea may not be so far fetched, though I can only imagine what the neighbors might do.

    Incidentally, if you had your own egg-laying chickens, you’d get the benefit of the much healthier, high quality eggs (the ones with the bigger yolks).

    I had a fantastic omelette for lunch today – it was five yolks and one white with sauted spinach, pepper jack and feta cheese. Damn tasty.

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