Saturday, October 3, 2009

Damn Right I Ate It













Okay, I'm used to fresh eggs by now, but this morning I cracked one that damn near made me jump out of my shoes. Check out the color of the yolk on the egg to the left in each photo. Both eggs are from the Araunca hens that live around Hendrick's Farm and Dairy. The hens are completely free range and get very little grain. The flavor of both eggs was terrific but the more deeply colored yolk was much denser (fattier) than the other. Actually, it was more like a duck egg than a chicken egg.

6 comments:

Tags said...

The first thing I thought of was George Costanza on Seinfeld turning orange after drinking that "holistic tea" and the paramedics getting into a fight en route to the hospital.

My guess is the hens have access to a lot of grubs, bugs, and worms.

Ed Bruske said...

Definitely the beta carotin the chickens pick up foraging around the farm. In fact, I'm a bit concerned about the eggs I buy at the farmers market. They're supposed to be free ranging, but the yolks aren't nearly as orange as the eggs we used to get in our CSA box. Is it possible a farmer would be selling eggs as free range that really aren't so free range?

Bob del Grosso said...

Ed
If it looks, walks and talks like a duck...

Charlotte said...

I wound up buying some hens from my favorite chicken farmer (long story, tried raising my own chicks but the dog got them), and wow. They're only out for an hour or so in the morning (because of said dogs) but they get all the kitchen scraps and garden compost and man o man -- gorgeous eggs, the occasional double yolk, and they've completely ruined me for commercial eggs. Yum. We'll see how they do over the winter.

janicole said...
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Samson Jackson said...

Thats a pasta makin' egg!