We are very fortunate to be fostering a friend of mine's chickens, 3 of which lay beautiful eggs. we even got one with a double yolk! I'd heard of these but never saw one in real life before - how special. We were surprised how big the egg was compared to their normal eggs.
Our favorite way to prepare the best eggs is to poach them:
Take your eggs out of the fridge to allow them to come to room temp (or use your fresh eggs from this morning!).
Cooking one egg at a time, crack your egg onto a small plate and set aside.
in a small pot, bring a few cups of water to a simmer. Add a splash of vinegar and pinch of salt. Swirl water to create a little "whirlpool" action and slide your egg into the center of the whirlpool (this helps keep the white of the egg together). Cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on how runny you like it (I like my yolk a bit cooked so i slice into the poaching egg about half way through the cooking process.) Use a slotted spoon to lift your egg out of the water and place on buttered bread with a bit of salt and pepper, a bed of dressed mixed greens, your favorite breakfast potatoes or hash. mmmmm...cheese sauce eggs!
mindfulness practitioner, grey-water enthusiast, food-foresting gardener, former chef trained as a dietitian with a masters in public health, avid local-organic-vegetarian cook, striving to live sustainably in joy and peace in the world with my spouse, 2 dogs & 10 chickens