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The Smallest Chicken Egg & A Herby Omelet

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This week one of our new chickens laid the smallest chicken egg I have ever seen, well we think it is one of the new chickens. Above is a comparison with one of their regular eggs. If it keeps on laying them that small I might be able to sell them as gourmet eggs to restaurants but it’s likely it is because it is her first egg. Does anyone know? All of our chickens are hulking great Orpingtons but we do have one little chicken who looks a bit like a Bantam but she hasn’t laid since we adopted her and we think she is rather old anyway. It’s nice that our chickens are now laying, having adopted older abandoned chickens we were beginning to think we had acquired new pets and the most expensive free range eggs around with two a week from five hens. Not that we minded, they are very entertaining to watch, very sociable and keep the weeds in the garden down. Below is Beryl, not the best pic of her but at least you can see how big she is and she isn’t even the largest of them.

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 What better way to enjoy fresh eggs, a nice simple omelet with lots of herbs and some sheep feta. Use any herbs you prefer but lots of them, I used parsley and mint from the garden and coriander but basil would also be good. Then add your favourite cheese, I chose a sharp sheep feta.

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Ingredients for one omelet

2 free range eggs

large handful of chopped mixed herbs

a handful of your favourite cheese (I used sheep feta)

Method

Whisk two eggs in a bowl and add the herbs. I did not add any salt since my feta would be adding enough salt but you go with your own preference.

Place a small cast iron or non stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a glug of oil. Let the pan get hot so it sizzles when you put the beaten eggs in, helps to prevent sticking.

Add the herby eggs and cook for a minute or until brown underneath.

Add the cheese and fold one half over.

Turn heat down to low and cook until the centre cooks through, although I like mine a little soft still.

Serve straight in the pan and enjoy!

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  1. Nice & simple, and still not so easy to make a good omelette (I still fail sometimes when I fold it!). Btw, I’m a big fan of cast iron too!

    August 5, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      Hi Robbie, you can’t beat cast iron can you? Mine is my cheapest frying pan but the best one in my cupboard.

      August 6, 2013
  2. What a cute egg! I bet it tastes good nonetheless… Omelets are so delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    August 5, 2013
  3. what a delicious looking picture

    August 5, 2013
  4. That looks like it’s the size of a pheasant egg or similar, though they are a different colour.

    August 5, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      Don’t scare me, remember we had a pheasant chick when we adopted the hens but didn’t realise until it grew up!

      August 6, 2013
  5. Jueseppi B. #

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.

    August 5, 2013
  6. That is the cutest egg ever! Great pic :) I’d love to know if it was because it’s her first egg….

    August 5, 2013
  7. In New York, they sell pullet eggs at a hugely inflated price. Which is silly, really, as they’re just eggs. But it’s always so exciting to get the first little eggs, isn’t it?

    August 5, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      It was exciting Michelle, it’s so cute I can’t even crack it but perhaps I should get the camera ready for that pic as it would look so dainty.

      August 6, 2013
  8. My fiance and I have chatted for awhile about having chickens — even just one or two. I’ve heard amazing things about the quality of eggs you get…nothing like fresh from the “oven” ;)

    August 5, 2013
    • peasepudding #

      The eggs are amazing, the Orpington eggs are almost all yolk and so yellow, such a treat. I’m glad we got chickens and I friends are happy to feed them when we are away in return for fresh eggs.

      August 6, 2013
  9. Your pictures are so lovely! A really cute blog :)

    August 5, 2013
  10. Awww, that really is a very tiny egg. If she keeps it up, you could get Phelan to put his artistic streak to good use painting dark brown spots and speckles on them, and passing them off as quail eggs!! Nothing beats super fresh eggs for a beautiful omelette – I’m envious.

    August 6, 2013
  11. when mum’s chooks lay their first ever eggs, they are small like that. sometimes they do not have yolks. she will probably lay bigger ones soon!

    August 7, 2013
  12. Wow it looks like its the same size of a quail eggs

    August 11, 2013
  13. Our new chickens are “little ladies” so I relate to the “smallest egg” anecdote. Lovely recipe – sheep’s feta is divine. Thank you for sharing!

    October 14, 2013

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