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Using more eggs ~~RECIPES/IDEAS
Tue 15-May-12
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Hattie
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Many of us poultry keepers get gluts of eggs at times so I thought it would be useful to have a thread which would jog our memories as what to do with them. I have put it in the STARTERS & SNACKS section because many people (OH's?husbands/hungry teenagers for instance) don't regard eggs as a 'proper' meal......roll_eyes surprised....they feel short-changed. I have copied this idea from something I wrote on another thread where I was talking about the tiny first eggs laid by my youngest pullets but you can use larger eggs instead; you just need larger tomatoes !! doh

 

Quote:  "I love to use the small ones to make baked eggs inside hollowed out tomatoes, with a drop of cream, chopped basil or chives & a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese; makes a great starter or light lunch/supper."

 

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Tue 15-May-12
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I shall look forward to the ideas that crop up here since I adore eggs but only ever poach, fry or scramble them.

I'll try that again!

Tue 15-May-12
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A big frittata is a regular here. For the two of us I beat 4 duck and 2 chicken eggs with a generous dollop of creme fraiche, lightly fry onion, mushrooms and lardons, pour on egg mixture and top with light layer of grated cheddar. Cook until set in frying pan (I have a large straight sided one) then cook top by putting pan in oven until cheese melted and brown. I serve either with salad or chips and beans.

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Mmmm, that sounds good Aly. How about this one as a treat.....from Martha Stewart......Smoked Salmon Frittata

 

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Tue 15-May-12
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OK, so here is a dessert for a change, a creamy custard meringue pie; use digestive biscuits for the tart shell. It is a real old-fashioned dish I found over at 

http://adventuresinthegoodland.blogspot.co.uk/2012

 

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Tue 15-May-12
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Hattie, I changed your link slightly as it was opening in the same window as the forum, not a different one.

I'll try that again!

Tue 15-May-12
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Making lemon/lime/orange curds uses lots of eggs, and the result is delicious !

 

Last week I made a quiche lorraine, but to make it more substantial I layered very thinly sliced potato on the pastry bottom before adding the other ingredients. Unfortunately it was so substantial that it took 3 meals for 3 of us to eat it!! laugh

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Very frugal Val! 

I'll try that again!

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........... and very filling ! laugh

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Feeding a large family with that would fill them easily! big_laugh  big_laugh

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Had forgotten the orange or lemon curd, will do some later this week. The egg mountain is still large! Made a tray bake with 6 eggs and a chocolate cake with 3 today and have barely dented the mountain! Gave 10 to a friend yesterday too!

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Just for a pretty look to add to an egg salad etc.  Children would love to help with this. Here's the link.....  for marbled eggs 

 

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wave  I have started selling my eggs again.  People are delighted to buy them.  I sold 2 dozen yesterday.  I don't make much money, but it does pay for the feed.  smile

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Good for you! Wish I could do the same but everyone has chickens here!

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I am so pleased that you are making at least a little money to help with the feeding of your ladies.

I'll try that again!

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