With March being “National Nutrition Month,” I am pleased to host an egg-citing Eggland’s Best (EB) Nutritious Brunch! This post is sponsored by Eggland’s Best.
I really do love eggs and I like quality ones. Have you ever compared the the appearance of certain brands and types of eggs? I have and I can definitely see the difference.
My favorite eggs to buy at my grocery store are Cage Free Organic Eggs. To me, being Cage Free is so important. I once saw a film with chickens in these cages that were about as big as themselves and it makes me sad to think of that. “Eggland’s Best Cage Free hens are not kept in cages and are free to roam. The hens are provided with sunlight, shade, shelter, an exercise area, fresh air, and are protected from predators.” That not only makes me feel better for them but I also think the eggs themselves are bound to healthier. An organic diet for the hens is a big bonus for me too!
Egg Brunch Recipes
For my Eggland’s Brunch, I found a bunch of delicious egg recipes on the Eggland’s Best website. I made the ham and Swiss cheese quiche and my husband made the Mexican chorizo quiche.
I also selected the deviled eggs (I add fresh lemon juice and sweet relish to the EB recipe). I served these along with a nice spring green salad and fresh strawberries.
I prepared berry french toast so that all the guest kiddos will be certain to have something they like. My kids love quiche and deviled eggs too. Here is the Challah bread (an egg bread) my husband made for me to make the french toast with.
Some photos of the table spread:
All of the children went first. The french toast was a unanimous favorite but they almost all of them enjoyed the quiche and deviled eggs too! The quiches were a huge favorite with the adults with the deviled eggs coming in second.
Videos Of Cooking Our Egg Centered Brunch!
How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
My Daughter Explains How to Make Deviled Eggs
Making a Ham and Swiss Quiche
Making a Mexican Quiche
Making Challah French Toast
I also thought I would leave you with some great Egg Tips I ran across on the Eggland’s Best Website.
How to Tell if an Egg is Fresh
I can vouch for these instructions, I used to drop the eggs in the goat’s water trough to see if they were good before I brought them in. That was always fun on a hot day!
Place the egg in a bowl or pan with enough cold water to cover the egg:
- If the egg lies on its side on the bottom, the air cell within is small and it’s very fresh.
- If the egg stands up and bobs on the bottom, the air cell is larger and it isn’t quite as fresh.
- If the egg floats on the surface, it should be discarded.
Random Egg Tips:
- Egg whites WILL NOT WHIP if they come into contact with the slightest trace of fat, grease, or egg yolk, which is why two bowls are recommended when separating eggs
- Egg whites brought to room temperature will whip more easily and quickly.
- Cold eggs are easier to separate.
- Never microwave eggs in their shells – THEY WILL EXPLODE!
- Even out of the shell eggs may explode in the microwave because rapid heating causes a buildup of steam. Always use a wooden pick or tip of a knife to break the yolk membrane of an unbeaten egg before microwaving to allow the steam to escape.
What are your favorite egg brunch recipes and egg tips?