Today is World Egg Day, and we want to celebrate this delicious, nutritious food!
Who doesn’t love eggs? Eggs are a great source of protein, they are filling and they can be made in so many EGG-citing ways. I love eggs so much, breakfast doesn’t seem complete without them.
Prepare yourself for some EGG-squisite recipes and facts about eggs. And since today is the day we recognize all the great benefits eggs have to offer, let’s get cracking! (Let the EGG-cellent puns continue!)
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Happy World Egg Day!
Tricks and facts about this eggs-traordinary food
Established in 1996, World Egg Day is meant to spread awareness about the benefits of eggs. They are a great source of nutrition, particularly protein, quality fats, and vitamins and minerals, and they’re more affordable than meat.
For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. And they are also an excellent source of choline, essential in memory and brain development. When you factor in convenience and terrific taste, there is just no competition. Eggs are one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein, and indeed contain many of the key ingredients for life. The proteins contained within eggs are highly important in the development of the brain and muscles, have a key role to play in disease prevention and contribute to well being in latter life, particularly in relation to eyesight (avoiding macular degeneration).
Click here to read more about World Egg Day. Another great thing about eggs is that they’re one of the easiest sources of protein to produce on your homestead. Whether you raise chickens, ducks, geese, or quail, these birds can make a huge difference on your homestead. Not only do they give you delicious eggs, they also can eat your kitchen and garden scraps, eat insects, aerate the soil, and provide quality fertilizer for your gardens. Who knew eggs could do you so much good? So, in honor of World Egg Day, we’re bringing you some “egg-ceptional” articles and videos!
You’ll Love Our Easy and Delicious Egg Recipes!
There’s so much more to eggs than sunny side up or scrambled. Check out these recipes for eggs that will wow your taste buds! Read on because Omelettin’ you all in on some delicious recipes!
Keep scrolling for a few of my personal favorites!
1. Steak and Eggs Benedict with Red Wine Hollandaise
Delicious eggs on toast | Steak and Eggs Benedict with Red Wine Hollandaise
You Will Need:
- 1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/4 cup ruby port
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Three 1-inch-thick beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
- Olive oil, for brushing
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 6 English muffins, split and toasted
Directions: In a small saucepan, combine the Cabernet and port and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Set a medium metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Put the egg yolks in the bowl and whisk over low heat until thick, about 2 minutes. Very gradually, whisk in the melted butter and whisk constantly until thick and creamy, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the wine reduction and lemon juice in a thin stream and season with salt and pepper. Keep the hollandaise sauce warm over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Heat a grill pan. Brush the steaks lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steaks over high heat, turning once or twice, until medium-rare, about 8 minutes. Let the steaks rest for 10 minutes Meanwhile, bring 2 large, deep skillets of water to a simmer. Crack 6 eggs into each skillet and simmer over moderately low heat until the whites are set and the yolks are runny, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the poached eggs to a plate; blot dry with paper towels.
Eggs don’t just come from chickens. Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast has recently started raising ducks for eggs and meat. You can follow the adventures of Jack and his ducks on his YouTube series, The Duck Chronicles.
If you really want to be adventurous, why not try your hand at raising quail? They need much less space than chickens or ducks, so they’re great for smaller homesteads. Their eggs are great for pickling, and you can sell the meat to high-end restaurants and bring in some extra cash.
Quails are a beautiful creature. Their eggs may be smaller than the chicken’s egg, but they do pack a few more health benefits! They’re also cute and little if you like that sorta thing. Try your hand in quail raising, and enjoy the benefits of fresh eggs daily, and fresh meat on occasion!
If you still want more things to do with those eggs, here are 12 more ideas from Food, People, Places:
Eggs are a great source of nutrition. These tricks and recipes will make you value egg more and will make you see it in a whole different light. So what are you waiting for, celebrate World Egg Day sunny side up!
Do you love eggs as much as we do? Then share your favorite egg recipes, crafts, and poultry raising secrets in the comments!
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