Great Egg-spectations

There’s nothing better than a fresh egg from your own backyard. Unfortunately, it’s been months since my hens have last laid an egg! When hens start brooding, they stop laying eggs and it can take over four weeks after the chicks hatch for them to start laying again. Normally I would call my friend who also owns chickens, but his aren’t laying either. Over the summer, while his chickens were out of the coop and free ranging in his yard, a fox came through and attacked them. The ones that survived have been so stressed out that they’ve stopped producing eggs.

There are endless ways to enjoy fresh eggs: sunny side up, over easy, scrambled, poached, boiled, or maybe in an omelette, frittata or quiche. I love them all but when I’m most craving a fresh egg, I usually like it between an english muffin with ham and cheese; so delicious!

I was looking through bookmarked recipes and fell upon the last recipe I made with fresh eggs. It was awesome so I thought I’d end this post and share the recipe with you!

Asparagus Frittata

Curtosy of Canadian Living

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 cups trimmed asparagus, chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation:

In 9- or 10-inch nonstick overnproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook asparagus, red pepper, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

In bowl, which eggs with milk. Stir into asparagus mixture; sprinkle with feta cheese. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until bottom and side are firm but top is still slightly runny, about 7 minutes. Broil until golden and set, about 1 minute.

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