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Mar 1, 2015

Round Eggs Sells For $700 on eBay! Too Many Eggs= Spicy Dinner Omelette


                                                        From BBC News

Round Eggs Sells For $700 on eBay!-
You never know what will sell on eBay and this was great! Kim Broughton (left) will donate the money raised from the egg's sale to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Story here Round Eggs Sells For $700!

Kim's round egg


Too Many Eggs= Spicy Dinner Omelette-
Our extra-good girls have been laying 3 eggs per day every day! All winter too, with no extra lights! Even with selling a dozen a week we still have plenty. I love the part of urban homesteading of eating the foods you raise :)

Lots of eggs!

I was getting a bit tired of frittatas and French baked eggs for dinners. Last week I realized I hadn't made omelettes for years! Eureka! I got out some cilantro, local salsa, limes, cheddar and jack cheese. I looked up a basic recipe to refresh my brain, and easy-peasy. The omelette came out perfect, moist, nice and fluffy, and light! The main thing I read with omelette's is DON'T whisk your eggs (too many air bubbles), and oil the pan (even if non-stick). Here' what I did-

Spicy Salsa Omelette recipe-
I used 8 eggs (for 2) , beat with fork, poured into buttered pan, cook until almost done, rotating pan to make sure most of the raw egg gets cooked. When almost done I added to 1/2 the omelette- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1/4 jack and 1/4 cheddar cheese. Wait til mostly melted, then flip 1/2 over on top. I kept an eye on it until the cheese started to melt out. I didn't try to flip it since it was pretty large, so I put the lid on for about 2 minutes. Cut in 1/2, remove carefully from pan, put on plate, top with spicy salsa, cilantro and serve with lime wedge. Enjoy! Years ago I also made some with shrimp, sauteed mushrooms, and sharp cheddar cheese. More eggs on the way!

Another feathered friend who likes our backyard- a Ground Dove


7 comments:

Kristina said...

That dish looks wonderful. Hm. I wonder what I have around here that would fetch me $700.00 on ebay...

Nancy po said...

Yes! I just sold an old, dress down coat (excellent shape) for $75. Not bad for something I never wear...

Susan said...

That omelet sounds delicious! Another great reason to keep chickens! I once got a round 'air' egg and kept it with my other oddities. I keep forgetting about ebay!

Nancy po said...

Yes, it's amazing what you can find on eBay!

Mama Pea said...

Gulp! And here I would have cracked it open, fried it up and gobbled down . . . $700!! :o/

Nancy po said...

Me too, not now!

Mindie Dittemore said...

Haa haa, I know the feeling of being over run by eggs.... sometimes you have to get creative. Nice job! Thanks so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you will share next.

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