Posts Tagged ‘eggs’
One of our ultimate favorite recipes around here is for Scottish or Scotch Eggs. Although I’ve always loved hard boiled eggs, I never knew about this lovely treat until I met the hubby. He was a big fan and taught me how to make them. I’ve tweaked the original recipe he used, mostly in order to make it a bit healthier, but the taste is still amazing. We like to make them ahead and take them on picnics or trips as they keep and travel well. Plus they are quite filling. I’m sure they will become a favorite in your household as well.
12 hardboiled eggs
2# ground sausage
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup flour
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel the hard boiled eggs and set aside.
Mix the sausage and onions together well. Divide into twelve equal portions.
Roll each egg in the flour and then wrap with sausage mixture.
Dip the wrapped eggs into the beaten eggs and then roll in bread crumbs.
Place each egg on the baking sheet and place in oven.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until the breadcrumbs are browned and the sausage is cooked thoroughly.
The traditional method of cooking these is to fry them. I decided to bake them in order to cut down on the grease as the sausage provides enough on its own. You can also further spice them up with sage, garlic or other add-ins to make it your own. Enjoy!
As many of you know (and our new readers will soon learn), we’ve recently joined the ranks of “backyard chicken farmers”. I mentioned my initial desire to have about six chickens in order to provide enough eggs for us and the immediate family. Well, the hubby and the Dad decided if six was a good amount then NINETEEN would be a GREAT amount of chickens to have. Men!
Well, all of this has led to a MAJOR over-abundance of eggs and the addition of “farm fresh eggs” to the things that we are starting to sell here at MoonCat Farms. I am trying to get completely organized and making sure that everything is legal and by-the-book. One of the first things I started looking into is insurance coverage.
It is amazing how much information is out there and just how uninformed I am! I had no idea the different types of insurance I could or can’t get for our little operation. The green things we grow are covered in one area and the birds are a completely different ball game. I’ve learned things I could never have imagined ~ or wanted to imagine knowing. So for instance, do you know that along with credit scores there are also insurance scores? (I found an informative guide to insurance score in case you didn’t and would like to.) Needless to say, I’m doing more homework than anything else right now.
I’ve been filling out so much paperwork lately that I’m afraid I’m responsible for at least two trees being killed. I’ve always known that agricultural pursuits are highly regulated, but OMGosh! I have permantly cramped hands from filling out forms in duplicate and triplicate..blah blah blah… I’m nowhere near done either. Still have banking to go…
On a good note, we have happy chickens who are happily producing lovely eggs. LOTS and LOTS of eggs.
Have a great Wednesday my friends.
I haven’t updated everyone on the girls (and Big Red) in a while so I thought I’d share a few photos from one of the VERY few days of no rain lately.
|The hen’s eye view|
|Big Red fascinated by a bit of straw|
|The death of a straw bale|
So, are you ready for a surprise? We weren’t! Look….
|Aren’t they pretty?|
We really didn’t expect the girls to start laying until March or April at the earliest. I think they’re confused as they aren’t supposed to lay during the very short days of winter. Given that they’re also only 5 months old, we were amazed to find these beauties in the coop! My babies are growing up so fast…