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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Contest: Egg Recipes

We are always looking for good egg recipes round these parts and decided it was high time for a contest. Do you make some amazing deviled eggs, or is your potato salad with eggs to die for? What about a custard or some other eggy dessert? And don't forget all of those quiche and omelet recipes! If you've got one - we want it! So send us your egg recipes at backyardfarmingblog@gmail.com between now and May 15th, 2008. Anything using eggs is admissible but here are how the points will be awarded:

1. Number of eggs used - the more the merrier! (10 - 15 pts.)
2. Flavor - OBVIOUSLY! (5-20 pts.)
3. Usability - was it easy to make and did our family want to eat it? (5-10 pts)
4. *Presentation - yes, pictures please! (5-10 pts.)* No longer required - bonus point only!
5. Egginess - were eggs just a supporting role or did your farm fresh eggs get to shine? (1-5 pts.)

Highest possible total - 50 points(unless you take a picture and get bonus points!)

Then a few of us contributors will make each and every recipe round the country in our own kitchens, eat them with our families, and compare notes.

The winner will receive:

A fun egg timer:

This cute little painted metal chick:A 5"x7" print of this image taken by Marisa:
My favorite thing to eat with eggs on a Saturday morning - Pioneer Brand pancake mix:And an apron made by Sarah at Jedidiah's Novelties:
The winner will be announced June 1st. The other recipes will be posted in groups - depending on the number entered - every Monday through the month of June.

*Image of the Knorpp Family's German Pancakes with blackberry jam & maple syrup(yes, they're REALLY good...recipe coming soon!)


Sarah said...

I'm not entering to qualify, but I have a great recipe. (Actually I can't take credit for it because it's Martha's.)

I make this recipe for dinner and my kids love it! Isn't that cool to use up eggs at dinner time?

It's an Apple Cheddar Frittata:
8 large eggs + 2 large egg whites
4 oz cheddar cheese, grated (1cup)
salt and pepper
1 tbsp of butter
2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced lengthwise into 1/8" pieces

preheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack set in the top third. in a bowl whisk eggs, whites, half the cheese, salt, and pepper. in an iron skillet or ovenproof pan heat butter and add egg mixture. let it cook 1-2min or until the edge is set. arrange the apples on the top, add the rest of the cheese and move the skillet into the oven.
bake until the frittata is set and the cheese is browned. approx 20 min. cut into wedges and serve.

although all this egg talk is making me want an egg salad sandwich! my favorite. :)

Molly said...

I just spent a half hour reading your blog. I love it! I only have a balcony garden (someday I'll have a backyard), but I'm already looking forward to having chickens!

Anonymous said...

fun idea! here's my link for those vegetarian scotch eggs!! http://sugarmagnolia.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/vegetarian-scotch-eggs/#comments

k said...

This is by far our favorite egg dish, I may not win by the number of eggs, but it is sure tasty and very hearty!
I remember getting this reciepe from some where (cannot remember) a while ago, but I have changed it up a bit. This is what I have up in my head now, because I make it so often.

Chicken Apple Sausage Pie

2 tbsp. oil
2 chicken apple sausages
1 leek
2 c. shiitake mushrooms
1 tsp. fresh basil
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sour cream
1 c. cheddar cheese grated
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 unbaked frozen 9-inch pie shell
paprika to garnish

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Heat 1/2 oil in a skillet over medium heat. Slice and brown sausages. Transfer to a plate.

Heat other 1/2 of oil in the same skillet on same heat setting. Add sliced leek, mushrooms, basil, and 1/2 the salt. Cook until leeks and mushrooms are soft. Add in sausage.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream and both cheeses. Add remaining salt, pepper and Worcestershire. Add the leek and sausage mixture and mix together. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.

It is a bit differnet, but we all like it here. Serve with a small salad and homemade dinner rolls. YUM!

m. said...

get that pancake recipe up soon! such a yummy picture...

Blue Yonder said...

Oh gosh, you know I love a good contest... and what a prize package! I know just the recipe I want to enter too. I'll post it up this week and come and let you know!