Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eggs and Eierkoeken

It has become my ongoing quest to make good use of our new blessing of a dozen eggs per day. So far I have come up with the following solutions:

  • If the church has a potluck, I automatically make an eggs dish. One month it was deviled eggs, this month it was an egg casserole
  • We ate quiche for dinner last night
  • I plan to freeze some eggs, so we'll have plenty in the lean months
  • Anyone that lives closeby, gets eggs for their birthday
  • I even sold some to my grandma's friends
  • We eat "juicy eggs" for lunch almost every day. Juicy eggs are simply overeasy eggs, but the kids came up with this word, and that's what we use around here
This morning, still having 6 dozen eggs in my fridge, got me to thinking what else I could do with them. Since I think it's wrong to "egg" other people's cars (which, by the way, I got egged a few weeks ago at Joe's parents house!), I turned to the internet for more recipes, that use lots of eggs. Just in case you are blessed with many, many eggs as well, here's a few ideas:
  • Mayonnaise: who knew you could make your own mayo? It's really easy too. There's only 4 ingredients: Eggs, Oil, salt, and mustard. I made some yesterday to go into our quiche
  • Quiche (see above)
  • Egg salad
  • deviled eggs
  • Flan - I might make this for desert some evening this week
  • Creme Brulee
  • custard
  • angel food cake
  • souffles
  • eggs benedict
  • madellines
  • breakfast casserole
  • eggnog
  • omelets
  • egg noodles
  • hollandaise sauce
  • eierkoeken-A Dutch type of cake/cookie that are scrumptious - I have one batch of those in the oven right now - recipe to follow
Eierkoeken (makes 16-20)
1.5 cups Sugar
8 Eggs
3.25 cups Flour
8 tsp Baking Powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Whip egg whites and sugar with a handmixer, until fluffy
  3. Add egg yolks, one by one.
  4. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder
  5. Sift flour into eggs mixture, a little bit at a time. Use a wooden spoon to mix instead of mixture, to keep the air in the dough
  6. Let the dough rest for about 5 minutes
  7. Using a tablespoon, place heaps of dough on pre-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart
  8. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown
Serve cold with some butter. These are a great snack, or can be part of a sandwich lunch.
Verdict: I cooked mine a little too long, and they turned out a little bit crunchy (they're supposed to be soft). But the taste is fantastic!

Credit: I found the recipe Here

9 comments:

wannabee free said...

I was going to say Angel Food cake. If I can remember correctly it takes 12 -14 egg whites. At least the recipe I made once.
How do you freeze eggs?
Can you sell them on ebay or craigslist?

Nancy Sabina said...

I just had scrambled eggs for lunch. I also love that thing that I think is called like...a bird nest.. or something. Where you cut a hole in the middle of a piece of bread and then toast the bread in a skillet while you cook an over-easy egg in the hole. I like it a little "juicy".

Jessica said...

You can freeze them in several ways. You can either mix up the yolk and white, and freeze them in ice tray. Or, you can freeze just the whites. Or, you can mix a tiny bit of salt or sugar in with the yolk, if you want to freeze that separately. I should try selling them on craigslist!

Kaitlyn said...

A dozen eggs a day?! That is so great-- I would bake :)

Dee Jordan said...

All those egg shells will be great in the compost pile. Or mix with donated coffe ground to keep the worms out of your cabbage and lettuce this spring. And too you can use the clean shells to plant your seedling in, then just crush and stick them right in the ground!

JBH or Mom said...

I have a great recipe that tastes almost lasagna like with ravioli, sun dried tomatoes, cheese and eggs. I'll have to email it to you.--Julie

Amber said...

My parents get about that many eggs a day on their farm too. They trade them for things. Like one lady in their ward did a big sewing project for them, so my parents kept her in eggs for a few months. I do love love love eggs in any form. Seriously haven't had a type of egg dish I hate.

Will of the hill said...

CREPES with cream cheese filling is our guilty "excess" egg treat--with strawberrie and whip cream YUMMIE--and then a side of quiche--

My four boys go through ten eggs for breakfast so we don't often get excess--how many laying hens do you have??

Jessica said...

We have 18 laying hens (or at least, that's how many hens we have). If we ate eggs for breakfast, they would go faster. But at 6.15am I don't really feel like fixing anything besides cereal. We get about 10-12 eggs a day these days

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