Do you eat eggs? Do you buy them at the store? Then here’s your chance to do yourself a favour.
I finally bought a very good carton of store-bought eggs. They’re big and they taste great. These eggs are so yolky that even when I stirred too much milk in today before nuking them, the scrambled eggs came out of the microwave as brightly gold as a sunrise. Yum.
So what makes a good egg? A happy, happy hen, hand-raised with heart. I only learnt this last year, which was the first time I ate one. Some friends had chickens at home, and they gave us a carton of eggs that completely recalibrated my egg quality scale. I strongly suggest you replicate this experience if you can, so you know when you get a good egg.
A happy chicken will lay big, heavy eggs that are full of bright yolk.
I always buy free range eggs, and I usually pay a bit extra to get better quality ones. I’ve shopped around a bit and the quality varies. But this time I’ve done well with the Sunny Queen Farms Free Range XL Eggs. I doubt their chooks are hand-raised with heart—their eggs weren’t a patch on my friends’ eggs—but they’re much happier than most.