Please tell me you love eggs.
Tell me you think they’re beautiful.
Tell me you can’t live without them.
Tell me you eat at least 2 on a regular day.
Tell me you don’t think I’m a crazy person, whose love for eggs is scaring you a little bit :)
I think my crazy love for eggs started when I looked at this.
(I do look a bit crazy. Maybe the photographer had an egg.)
It’s my mother’s fault. Eggs were the first solid food I ate.
And every time I eat an egg now, I travel back to the comforting warmth of my childhood.
Now usually I buy regular eggs. I have no idea where the chicken that laid the eggs was raised or how. Most people I know eat these eggs and have no problems, and they’ve always been good enough for me.
Then I discovered Keggs.
These are “near-organic” eggs.
I really don’t know what that means. It says so on the box.
But I’m guessing it has something to do with the way these chickens were raised.
Good food + sunshine + open air = happy chicken = yummy eggs
Bad food + dirty cage = sad chicken = not so yummy eggs
(That’s all the math I’m doing for a year)
These eggs have tan shells and bright, yellow yolks.
They taste better too.
I think it makes sense to use Keggs when you are eating the egg as the egg. So fried, poached, baked, scrambled…
However for baking a cake, or mixing into something else, I think regular eggs do just fine.
Today let’s do something decadent. One bite of this rich, creamy goodness and you will be in egg heaven. Yes you will :)
Creamy baked eggs
Inspired by: Mom
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Serves: 1 very hungry person
Eat this with: Butter-garlic soldiers
butter for greasing
salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp full cream
4 tbsp grated cheese
2 slices buttered brown bread
- Preheat the oven to 180º C. Grease a small ovenproof bowl with butter.
- Crack an egg into it and season with salt and pepper. Add 2 tbsp cream over the egg, and sprinkle with 2 tbsp grated cheese.
- Over this, crack another egg and season again. Add the rest of the cream and cheese the same way.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on how runny you like your yolk. I like mine a bit runny.
- Cut each slice of bread into 3 pieces and top with some garlic. Toast in the oven and use to dip in your baked eggs.
NOTE: You could try this with one egg if you aren’t as ravenous as me :)