Saturday, March 26, 2011

So there I am at Whole Foods, getting my weekly supply of butter and heavy cream, when what catches my eye -beautiful Ameraucana chicken eggs, "popularized" by Martha Stewart herself.

I have never seen these eggs for sale anywhere, though after researching a bit for this post, I've discovered they're becoming increasingly popular and easy to find. The eggs from Ameraucana chickens are in really unusual and beautiful shades of pale greens and blues.

I've known about them for so long (thanks, Martha), but have never seen them, so in my mind they were some sort of elusive element of "next-level" baking and culinary delight that I was unable to achieve. These eggs, to me, were legendary.

Can you imagine? Legendary eggs! I'm such a dork. Anyway, I bought them, of course, and even at $6.39 for a half dozen, I didn't flinch. My dumb ass probably would have paid twice that.

I haven't decided what to do with them yet, but I want to make sure to make the most of the flavor of these eggs. Any ideas?

Gagging. They really are beautiful.


Anonymous said...

So what did you do with the eggs???

Christian said...

I boiled a few and fried a few, but most of them went into this enormous cake:

Summer said...

Did you find there was a difference between those and regular eggs, quality-wise?

Christian said...

Definitely, Summer! The yolks were a beautiful, bright orange and the flavor was very rich. Try them out if you can find them.