Eggs. If you’ve been reading here for more than a minute you know I eat a lot of them. Right up there with Bubba Gump and his shrimp, I like ‘em scrambled, poached, boiled, basted, fried, smothered in hollandaise… the list goes on. I feel incredibly fortunate to have friends that have chickens and provide me with awesome eggs on a regular basis. These eggs come from ‘happy’ chickens (as David calls them) where they are free to roam and enjoy their lives. However, since we eat a decent number of eggs, I sometimes fly through their generous donations and need to pick some up at the store.
…But have you seen the options at the store? It’s completely overwhelming and hard to distinguish which labels mean something and which are just fluff (I’m looking at you ‘natural’). Here is a great info graph I found to help navigate the meanings (click to enlarge).
I’ve spent a decent amount of time in front of the cooler section staring at egg options, so when I was offered a chance to try out Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about what the labels mean and taste this new-to-me brand.
It didn’t take long after I visited their website to get a solid feel for this awesome company. Eggs are one food I’ve found you can really taste a difference between conventional and quality. So when I’m buying eggs at the store, while I do care about labels, the one thing I’m most concerned about is TASTE. Pete and Gerry’s eggs taste like you picked them up at your local farmers market. To test them out, I decided to try my hand at a fancy breakfast I’ve been thinking about lately and cook an egg inside an avocado.
For as fancy as I thought it looked, it was quite simple to make.
Just remove the pit then slice off a little on the bottom of each half to create a flat resting spot. Carefully crack the egg into the center of the avocado.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes then devour! This dish would be great item for a brunch or having guests over because you could make a whole bunch of them at once, they look impressive and they fill you up!
The egg really shines in the dish with its creamy yolk and it kept me full for hours.
The people at Pete and Gerry’s really focus on quality, ethical practices which I find impressive. They are also pretty awesome people and want to give away $100 Visa gift card to one of you! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment telling me why you love small family farms.
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