Saturday, June 1, 2013
Free Range Breakfast
The crash pad is full, overflow is in a nice hotel, and Barkley is beside himself with "people! A good day for a quick and easy breakfast before heading out. A good day for Free Range French Toast, something perhaps you can make yourself on Sunday morning.
If you've never had a fresh from the chicken free range egg, you're missing out. But living nearer to the big city any more, I've sort of missed them. Until a couple dozen showed up at my door (with some local brewed beverages!) courtesy of blogger Zercool and his wife, who stayed with me one night on their way through Indiana a few weeks ago
For they've got a few chickens, happily hatching eggs while being protected from harm by Mrs. Z. and Delicate Flower.
The bright orange yolk is a giveaway of a truly fresh egg, evident in the french toast batter. For, after several days of wonderful dishes with eggs, I took the last two and made French toast adding a half tsp. of Mexican Vanilla, the same amount of Vietnamese Cinnamon, a small pinch of Cardamon and a splash of Bourbon. Now when I see those little signs by the road "farm fresh eggs", I am SO stopping.
Serves two to three (doubling as needed), whisk a couple eggs well, then whisk in a splash of milk, the vanilla, the spices and bourbon, dunk in several thick slices of homemade sourdough bread, letting them sit a couple of seconds and flip, to soak up the eggy goodness, then put on a lightly greased (bacon!) cast iron skillet to cook. Serve with smoked Amish bacon, fresh orange juice and warmed maple syrup.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Z - meeting you two was a privilege and the breakfasts from the eggs were awesome.
Posted by Brigid at 8:45 PM