It has been so much fun to have chickens! We only have two now, but we will get a couple more in the spring. They are very entertaining gals, super easy to take care of, and of course they give us fresh eggs!
One meal I love to make with fresh eggs, is a soft boiled egg salad. Easy-peasy and delicious! Try it sometime with some sparkling water, good bread and a delicious favorite cheese and voila! you'll feel like you're in France (well, a girl can pretend).
Soft boil an egg (takes about 6 minutes if the egg is at room temp or 7 minutes if you're pulling it from the fridge). While the egg is cooking, use whatever fresh greens you have - spinach is great for this, as is arugula or mustard greens in the spring - and toss with good white wine vinegar and good extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. The ingredients in this little salad are few, so quality is important.
Once the egg has boiled for desired time take it out and put it in cold water to stop the cooking. Peel it under warm running water and set it on top of the tossed salad. Lightly salt and pepper the egg and you're all set. Bon appetit!
Eggs from the Conigro Family Farm