need recipe to use up a lot of eggsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
i have about 29 pet chicken. 11 are laying at the moment but thank goodness not everyday and all the time. i average 6-8 a day with days 10-11. i'm not complaining but in the fridge today i have 6 dozen and i have been eating 5 egg omletes trying to keep up. (the rest of the family aren't big egg eaters) so what recipes are there that use up a lot of eggs and/or do you have other uses for them. i have been giving them to the cats mixed with their food. thanks
-- Darin L Snodgrass (email@example.com), August 15, 1999
Try some pound cake recipies. They usually require 10 or so eggs and are easy to make. They also freeze well. Also try angel food cakes - takes about a dozen egg whites but can be a little more difficult to make. I have a chocolate angel food cake recipe that's out of this world. If you want it, I'll dig it up. I have an old freezer book that says you can freeze eggs that are scrambled. But I know that using the freezer can be a problem this coming January if you live in a southern region or if you simply don't want to use the electricity...
-- Patrice Bertke (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 15, 1999.
Try egg noodles-use one or two eggs per serving. Crack eggs in large bowl and beat well, add salt (use a little, even if you don't use much salt). Add flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Knead until your hands wear out (try for a least 15 mins). Roll out portions of dough into large circles, roll up into cigar shape and slice . Roll it thin and cut it thin you get pasta. Roll it thicker and slice it thicker you get a hearty egg noodle that will stand on its on as part of the meal. very pretty (rich yellow), very filling, very cheap Jenny
-- Jenny Johnson (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
Quiche, Chocolate Mousse, Pickled eggs. I put up a note at the library to trade fresh eggs for extra garden stuff, got a good respnse.
-- Craig Oxendine (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 18, 1999.
If you have freezer space, you can freeze egg. You separate the whites from the yolks and freeze separately. You put a little sugar or salt with the yolk (keep track of which for recipes later.) One way is to freeze in an ice cube tray, and then bag the egg-cubes./ We also often have piles of eggs in spring. We have a food bank at a local church, so in season, drop off boxes to them, and write off the goods and the mileage on our taxes.
-- Sue (email@example.com), November 27, 1999.
Here's one I make sometimes that can be altered in so many ways I hardly dare call it a recipe. Beat together several eggs (sometimes I only use two, but you can use up to six), appropriate seasonings according to whether you are going to pour it over fruits or veggies, (add some sugar -not too much- and a little vanilla if it's going over fruit), and a little bit of salt either way. Add 1/4 -- 1/3 cup flour and beat until smooth. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray "Pam" or the generic equivalent in a large pie pan (I use a pyrex one, and think it works best, but any will do). Put two to three cups of cut-up fruit or veggies in the pie pan and pour the egg mixture over it. If you've used veggies it tastes good to put some parmesan or shredded cheese on the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a little brown and pretty well set. For those who are on a gluten-free diet, rice flour works just fine in a recipe like this. Now , what do you you think of that for a recipe?!? But it turns out pretty good every time I make it! Oh, and you could put whipped cream on top and have it for a dessert if you've made the fruit version. Have fun and experiment!!
-- Kathleen Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2000.
Darin -- have you tried paska bread? It's traditionally an eastern European Easter bread -- but heavy on the eggs. I make it regularly now, as my kids & husband love it, and it stays moist longer than a regular yeast bread. Email me if you don't have a recipe. It's not difficult.
-- Tracy (email@example.com), April 22, 2000.
I sell a extra eggs to a few regular customers. Also have Pekin ducks and prefer their eggs to chickens. I trade eggs for produce that I don't grow myself with a neighbor, and when I have extras like to mix up a few and cook in a large frying pan, cube them and mix with cooked rice to feed the chickens. This especially helps when molting, gives them an extra protein boost, and they love it. The local food bank can always use them. Also you might try a Chinese cookbook for recipes using eggs. I especially like them in Fried Rice, Beijing style Egg Pancakes, Steamed Egg Custard, Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes, or Stir-Fried Egg Floss. These add a another whole dimension to cooked eggs.
-- Hazel L. Mauger (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 28, 2000.
Here is a recipe from a Bed & Breakfast that may get your family to eat all those darn eggs!!
Green Chili Strata from Grant Corner Inn, Santa Fe
6 flour tortillas 4 4-ounce cans chopped green chilies 4 c grated Monterey Jack or Colby Jack 6 eggs, beaten 2 c milk 1 t salt cayenne and black pepper
In a buttered 9x13 baking pan cut some flour tortillas to fit the bottom of the pan. Cover with 1 c Monterey Jack. Next, cover with a layer of green chilies. Keep layering tortillas, cheese and chilies till you get 3 or 4 layers. Combine 6 eggs, 2c milk, 1t salt and a shake of cayenne pepper and black pepper. Pour over layers. Let stand at least 1/2 hour, though overnight is fine. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30 minutes, or until strata is slightly puffed and bubbly. Cool 5 minutes, then cut into squares.
Another note: My mother in law makes what we call Christmas morning casserole. Same idea as the strata except you cover the pan with just one layer of nice bread, pour over eggs, milk, and sprinkle with ham or cooked bacon bits. We serve it with salsa, every Christmas morn. Hey, good luck with all those eggs and If you want kids to eat it, I wouldn't call it "Strata." Call it Mexican Magic, or Dragon Squares or something intriguing to kids!!
-- Bonnie (email@example.com), February 02, 2001.
Sell them! Depending on where you live, you can get up to three dollars a dozen for farm fresh eggs!
Cooked eggs are an excellent food for cats and dogs; mine all get lots in the spring, and I freeze em in large containers for the winter.
-- Earthmama (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 2001.