Help My Brother Out: Too Many Eggs

Recently, my brother moved to a 5+ acre bit of land in North Carolina. He has, among other creatures, over two dozen chickens. He's had a few chickens for quite awhile, but a big batch of them are young and just started producing eggs. Currently, he's getting about a dozen eggs a day. When spring comes around, he'll be getting more.

I think he's getting a bit tired of omelets, as he turned to me for suggestions on what to cook. He tries not to eat horribly unhealthy foods, which he sees as limiting what he can do with his egg bounty. When I was on the phone with him, I taught him how to make simple popovers, which were a big hit. I'll be sending him a list of other ideas, but I wanted to ask you all for suggestions.

There are a lot of things out there (not just baked goods) that use a surprisingly large number of eggs. What have you come across that's been great?

These are super-high-quality, ultra-fresh eggs produced by happy free-range chickens. What foods have you seen that really highlight the quality of the eggs used in them?

Can you help a brother out? Leave your suggestions below.

Comments

Well, he could always make homemade mayonnaise, ice cream, etc. Or maybe barter with a neighbor for something? People are always looking for fresh eggs.

Stuart Broz's picture

He's definitely looking at that as an option. He's only met a couple of his neighbors so far. This might be a good way to rectify that...

Whites can be successfully frozen for future use. While you're separating, great yolks make great hollandaise, mayo, pastry cream.

Depending on the recipe, creme brulee (or one of a thousand custards out there) can be made with whole eggs or just yolks. They may weep a bit when frozen and thawed, but the texture should still be good.

Another good eggy recipe is challah... he could practice all sorts of different traditional braids.

Stuart Broz's picture

Before he got chickens, he always had boxed egg whites in the freezer, so I think that he'll be amenable to that.

If he has too many eggs, perhaps he has too many chickens? That's pretty easy to solve, unless he's a vegetarian.

Stuart Broz's picture

I think, eventually, the goal is to sell eggs at a farmers' market or somesuch. They're currently in a middle phase where they don't quite have enough for that...

He could have one hell of a Halloween prank!

Stuart Broz's picture

If he started saving now, he could be near 10,000 eggs by then...

Eggs benedicte is an alternative, there are thousands of recipes out there. I never tried it myself but I am willing to so I have it on my mind. Another idea is crepes. He can use a sugarless version and roll salty ingredients into that: like chicken in bechamel sauce or even tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.
He can always learn to make pasta too.
A twist in the omelet too is tortilla de patatas. It is spanish omelet that is extremely different and tasty.
He can also fry them with ground meat, sumac powder and accompany them with a bit of plain yogurt.
Unless he decides to go "Rocky Balboa" and drink raw eggs for breakfast! lol

Stuart Broz's picture

They aren't just a Rocky thing, actually. I know some people who really enjoy them.

He might like the idea of making his own pasta, actually.

He could always sell them - just put a sign out on the road and people will come. I recently did a 24,24,24 event, posted on my blog, where I served egg and pancetta tarts, chinese tea eggs, egg-stuffed ravioli, and a pavlova. Any combination of those dishes should help him lower his egg count a bit! Also, eggs can be used as a face mask or hair conditioner, if he's into beauty remedies. Also, remind him that you can freeze eggs, egg yolks, or egg whites - just be sure to label them clearly as to how many are in your freezable container!

Stuart Broz's picture

Thanks!

The beauty remedy thing might actually synergize really well with some other things he's doing.

I realize this may fall into the unhealthy category, but meringues and mousse are both excellent for using up eggs.

Stuart Broz's picture

As far as desserts go, meringues aren't too bad...

The problem makes me wish I lived near your brother. I'd definitely help him with his problem. :)

The best advice I can give is for him to make egg-centric dishes that store well such as:

Lemon curd (http://www.joyofbaking.com/LemonCurd.html)
Can be jarred and stored for up to 3 months

Classic Hollandaise Sauce (http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/Side/Eggs-Dairy/recipe.html?dishid=642)
Lasts in the fridge up to a week.

Also this thread has a lot of great ideas:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/415031

More good recipes here:
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/favorite-egg-recipes-recipe.html

Ultimately though, there's only so many eggs a man (and his family) should eat. The extra shouldn't go to waste. A sign at the end of his driveway should bring him some traffic. It always works when my Dad grows too many turnips, corn, or what-have-you. It was also a good way for my parents to meet their neighbours (and stop trying to get their kids to bring home trunk-loads of vegetables). :)

Stuart Broz's picture

Yes! Lots of ideas!

That will help.

Life is so incredible!The rain did not stop for another two days,Monster Headphones Outlet, although the yard has been intermittent but vegetable furrow already filled with water,http://www.mkoutletmart.com/, in front of that support has become a Dasi creek, river,Michael Kors Outlet Online, can not help but sigh . A short step without even a thousand miles, not the river into a mighty torrent.A push-ups you do today,http://www.mcmworldwidly.com/, tomorrow,Michael Kors Outlet, to do two, slowly you will be able to do one hundred; sentence you wrote today,North Face Jackets Outlet, tomorrow,http://www.mkoutletstates.com/, write a paragraph, then slowly you can write a book; you learn today a word,shop.coachfactory.com, learn a chapter tomorrow,http://www.guccishoesoutletfactorys.com/, slowly you become a walking dictionary; built floor today,MCM Bags Outlet, tomorrow,Louis Vuitton Shoes Factory, to build the floor,http://www.northclearances.com/, the day after tomorrow constructed a building; planted a tree today,North Face Jackets Clearance, tomorrow, kind of a trees,Gucci Shoes Outlet, the day after tomorrow you planted the whole forest.Life is inconceivable hell or incredible,http://www.monsterrheadphones.net/, ultimately life is colorful, people in the world were born,http://www.northfaceesoutletonline.net/, to live out the characteristics that can not be tired of life in society is such a positive and negative,http://www.cvshopfactory.com/, there is a good There are bad, why do so many cares,http://www.gucci-lvshoesfactory.com/, we live in the community, we are masters of life, but not dominate our lives.I suddenly felt, rain, nice!

This is the best article which i read in a long time,http://www.northesfaceoutletonline.net/,in Jingxi lived for several years,monster headphones outlet online,did not know there are two ancient,coach purses outlet online,ginkgo yuquan road,http://www.mmonsterheadphones.com/,also in the day thinking about,http://www.guccishoesoutlet-factory.com/,daigakuji ancient ginkgo tree,louis vuitton shoes factory,two nights ago,http://www.mkoutletstate.com/,went to wukesong faye wong concert,coach store outlet online,although not on the ticket bought,http://www.laurenpoloralph.com/,but because from the past,it qucourenao,north face clearance outlet,ambulances parked outside,police or something,a group of aunt dancing,fans in the pitifully sparse such tickets,gucci shoes uk,I got into the first crossing,crossing into the second,http://www.north-clearances.com/,I heard that there is also two crossings,north face jackets outlet online,I suddenly felt a dull,still guarded than prison,http://www.mkoutletcart.com/,today,coach factory outlet,faye wong money on a tool,that has been very far away from the singer,polo outlet online,since then,michael kors outlet,not like faye wong,on the way back,michael kors outlet online,since the days of late,http://www.mcmworldwidelly.com/,people have less,http://www.coach-storesonline2013.net/,passing yuquan road,suddenly attracted by a crown,mcm handbags outlet,I take a closer look,this is not a ginkgo do,http://www.gucci-lvshoesfactory.com/,I was very surprised from FangFang.

Unfortunately, Coach Factory Store, I do not want you in the future, Coach Outlet Online USA, painstakingly well-intentioned, well-intentioned bitter, Michael Kors Outlet, can you, Michael Kors Outlet Online, but you, http://www.laurenpoloralph.com/, as I love you, Gucci Shoes Outlet, or you did not put your gear in addition to long-forgotten shabby homes, Coach Purses Outlet, if one day you're tired of wandering outside, Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, thought we had in the past, Louis Vuitton Outlet, can come and enjoy the quiet share aftertaste, Louis Vuitton Shoes Outlet, although the residual dream, Polo Outlet Online, but the situation has been spread, Monster Beats Outlet Online, the passage of time never to return, Ugg Boots Outlet, moon waxed and waned in the blink of an eye, http://www.guccishoes-factory.net/, I am with you that have come together for some years, Coach Purses Outlet Online, true and beautiful, Coach Factory Outlet Online, years trance, Michael Kors Outlet Store, haggard face, North Face Outlet Online, but between you bit by bit, curtain curtain curtain engraved in mind, North Clearance Outlet, how can we forget, how relieved Arabian Nights Yanshan night language, Coach Factory Online, because your memory, Coach Purse On Sale, my life was not loneliness, MCM Handbags Outlet, my life was full of beautiful value.

Duplicate Watches - At the greatest tier sits the Swiss made Rolex Replicas. Swiss refers to not the nation of manufacture replica carier watches , Fake Hublot Watches Replica Rolex Watches for sale but fairly towards the origin on the movement utilised in the view Fake Hublot Watches .

Red flowers is a grass, Canada Goose Outlet, she grew up in the paddy fields, Ralph Lauren UK, open purple flowers, Marc Jacobs Outlet Online, as fertilizer for the rice, Ugg Boots Outlet, in the hometown of the fields, Coach Factory Online, she is extremely unusual, MCM Backpack Outlet, but I do blame her soft spot, North Clearance, kid, Longchamp Paris, spring season, Gucci Outlet, mother dig vegetables, Coach Outlet, I always love followed, http://www.gucci-shoesfactory.net/, Fields, Burberry Outlet, is a large a large red flowers, lush, Polo Lauren Ralph, like a big flower bed, Michael Kors Outlet, thick quilt covering, Monster Beats Black Friday, a Qiuqiu rice fields, Polo Outlet Online, this time I'll get rid of the mother, expand your hands, MCM リュック, enjoy ran back, Michael Kors Outlet Online, and forth across the field, Coach Purses Outlet Online, shouting.

Xu is jealously guarding its show floor, Coach Factory Shop, several times to know that, Coach Factory Outlet Online, I am no spring speech, Coach Factory, anxiety witnessed in my youth, UGG Boots Sale, wan sigh passage of time, Louis Vuitton Outlet, and suddenly a horizon, Coach Store Online, unaccompanied overnight, Coach Outlet, another through the exchange of joy sorrow, Coach Factory Online, my heart more of a consolation, Gucci Shoes Outlet, perhaps their fertility daughter, too insight into, Coach Outlet Online, the psychological, Coach Purses Outlet Online, stick to pure and, Coach Purses Outlet, noble by the window, Louis Vuitton Shoes Outlet, listening to the storm, Michael Kors Outlet, comforting at the same time, Black Friday, deploring the loosening sigh, North Face Jackets Outlet, perhaps ascertain my inner, Coach Outlet USA, privacy after vaguely consider, Coach Handbags Outlet, the value of the previous, Coach Bags Outlet, me scenery then the United States.

I know everyone will be gripped in winter, frozen through in one,http://www.gucci-shoesfactorys.net/, cold morning,Canada Goose Outlet, the next day,Sacs Longchamp Pairs, would never see the sun,North Clearance Outlet Online, every life will experience, their winter,Burberry Outlet Online, alone and slowly turn cold,Coach Outlet Online, who can not help anyone,Marc Jacobs Outlet, that cold winter,Michael Kors Outlet Online, my father leaning scrawny uncle,North Jackets Clearance, house to house in the snow,Ralph Lauren UK, to the village young,Gucci Factory Outlet, and old man on New Year's,Coach Factory, under every household shrine,Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, must struggle to kowtow,Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, even the way to go, unstable uncle,Hollister UK Shops, each finished a head, knock on the hand,Beats by Dre, holding the man of the house,Michael Kors Outlet, shaking the two,Coach Outlet USA, with tears.

Particularly not mulberry too louboutin outlet long ago, Bigb, longchamp pas cher the particular air max image in Bollywood timberland begins picture taking to get a north face outlet Movie show where by screwed up and try become ferragamo outlet revealing canada goose show insanity workouts together gucci outlet with present David Kingsley, ralph lauren pas cher the person Canada Goose Outlet what individuals described Gandhi during Rich Attenborrough's dvd movie. This unique exhibits, that louis vuitton will The show biz industry won't coach outlet mainly valu moncler outlet The bottega veneta outlet indian subcontinent to be a subject hogan outlet matter prada outlet but they also furthermore value ray ban sunglasses all juicy couture outlet the abilitie of louis vuitton this American Canada Goose Outlet native michael kors outlet actresses plus burberry outlet stars. canada goose uk Anil Kapoor's appeal within Slumdog p90x workout Uniform, Amrish Puri during In Areas and specific mont blanc pens zones together louboutin with Shashi longchamp Kapoor Canada Goose Outlet using some give The hogan outlet show biz industry chi flat iron videos ugg outlet are simply just occasion of the.. Kevin Dawson, coach outlet who had previously been writing Canada Goose Outlet some dorm coach outlet room Lancel together with good friend, positioned for true religion outlet any clb when Lumley stuck in back oakley sunglasses of, tory burch outlet consuming polo outlet which true religion jeans has toms outlet a fresh Toronto longchamp pas cher girl he louis vuitton bags accomplished moncler outlet with mcm bags the destination. for jimmy choo shoes an useless coach outlet room true religion outlet in your christian louboutin outlet home, marc jacobs outlet they supposed ghd flat iron Lumley prada outlet was initially taking parajumpers outlet the night time rolex watches using the celine outlet lover

If search teams areCoach Outlet Onlineable to find debris confirmed to be from the plane,Coach Outletit will help officials figure out roughly where the aircraft went down.Coach Factory OutletThey would then be able to focus the searchCoach Outlet Onlineunder the water to try toCoach Factory Outletfind larger pieces of wreckage and the all-important flight data recorder,Coach Outlet Store Onlinewhich may hold vital clues about what happened the night the plane disappeared.U.S.Coach Outlet Store Onlinehardware designed to help with that task arrived Wednesday in Perth,Coach Factory Outletthe western Australian city that is the base for the search efforts.Coach OutletThe United States sentCoach Outleta Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle,Coach Handbags Outletwhich can search for submerged objects at depths as low as 14,700 feet (about 4,500 meters), and a TPL-25,Coach Outleta giant listening device that can help pinpoint the location of pings from the flight data recorder. Towed behind a ship,Coach Outletthe TPL-25 can detect pings at a maximum depth of 20,000 feet (about 6,100 meters).Coach OutletThe Indian Ocean hasCoach Outlet Onlinean average depth of about 13,000 feet (about 4,000 meters).True Religion JeansTime is against that part of the search,True Religion Outletthough, as the pingers that send signals from the plane's voice and date recorders are expected to run out of power within the next two weeks.True ReligionCNN safety analyst David Soucie,Michael Kors Outletauthor of "Why Planes Crash,"Michael Kors Outlet Storesaid Wednesday there's a chance the batteries powering the pingers could have been stored improperly and might be dead already.Michael Kors Outlet OnlineThat doesn't mean the recorders can't be found,Michael Kors Outletbut it would complicate the investigation.Chanel Outlet OnlineSearchers found the recorders from Air FranceLouis VuittonFlight 447 two years after the plane's 2009 crash,Louis Vuitton Outletlong after the battery died.

Not graduated from high school, Ralph Lauren UK, less than seventeen years old, Beats By Dre Solo, nephew also calls, Moncler Jackets Outlet, back into the plant, said in an electronics, Sacs Longchamp Pairs, factory work, Michael Kors Outlet, village resumed, Burberry Outlet Online, its former calm, North Jackets Clearance, mother, Ugg Australia, old people, Coach Factory Outlet Online, or a good quiet spot, Woolrich Outlet, she brought me a steaming, Michael Kors Factory Outlet, cup of mint tea, Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, I clearly see, Michael Kors Outlet Online, the eyes of the elderly, Discount Beats by Dre, rich lost, Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, like this familiar home, MCM Bags Sale, after decades of ups, North Clearance Outlet Online, and downs in the past, Barbour Jackets Outlet, I have not found traces, Gucci Shoes Factory, what I want, Coach Factory, only new home yard planted, Canada Goose Outlet, landscape tree Rui Lei, Hollister UK Shops, dew glistening, Moncler Clearance, in the glow of the Cheap Oakley Sunglasses new green of spring.

Not graduated from high school, Ralph Lauren UK, less than seventeen years old, Beats By Dre Solo, nephew also calls, Moncler Jackets Outlet, back into the plant, said in an electronics, Sacs Longchamp Pairs, factory work, Michael Kors Outlet, village resumed, Burberry Outlet Online, its former calm, North Jackets Clearance, mother, Ugg Australia, old people, Coach Factory Outlet Online, or a good quiet spot, Woolrich Outlet, she brought me a steaming, Michael Kors Factory Outlet, cup of mint tea, Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, I clearly see, Michael Kors Outlet Online, the eyes of the elderly, Discount Beats by Dre, rich lost, Ralph Lauren Outlet Online, like this familiar home, MCM Bags Sale, after decades of ups, North Clearance Outlet Online, and downs in the past, Barbour Jackets Outlet, I have not found traces, Gucci Shoes Factory, what I want, Coach Factory, only new home yard planted, Canada Goose Outlet, landscape tree Rui Lei, Hollister UK Shops, dew glistening, Moncler Clearance, in the glow of the Cheap Oakley Sunglasses new green of spring.

Europe's protestCoach Outlet Onlineparties are dominatingCoach Outletthe headlines aheadCoach Factory Outletof this week's crucial European elections.Coach Outlet OnlineThe euroskeptics -- from the UKIPCoach Factory Outletin the United Kingdom to Jobbik in Hungary -- are demanding tighter border controls,Coach Outlet Store Onlinenationalized decision-making and a dissolution of the currency union.Coach Factory OutletThere are several reasons for the surge in support,Coach Outletincluding the disillusionmentLouis Vuittonof those caught in the backdraft of economic crisis and a desire by some voters to punish the political establishment.Coach OutletBut while the euroskeptic parties are expected to claim a significant chunk of votes,Coach Handbags Outlettheir power inside the parliament will likely to be diluted by a lack of cooperation.Coach OutletThey have little in common aside from a dislike of the Brussels bureaucracy,Chanel Handbagsand a pan-euroskeptic political group is unlikely,Coach Outletaccording to political scientist Duncan McDonnell."Coach Outlet OnlineThe euroskeptic label covers parties of both right and left,Coach Outletmany of whom object to the EU for very different reasons -- the radical left denounce Europe as a free-market promoting friend of high finance,True Religion Jeanswhile the right objects to a loss of national sovereignty and bureaucracy,"True Religion Outletsaid McDonnell, a political science fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.However,True Religionthe rise in euroskeptic parties' political clout is likely to put pressure on national governments of the member states.Michael Kors OutletFive years after the financial crisis exploded,Michael Kors Outlet Storethe call for change with the bloc has become louder.Michael Kors Outlet OnlineNow, with the election just days away,Michael Kors Outletthe decades-old institution could face a shake-upLouis Vuitton Outletthat will rewrite its future.