chickenceasar

Last month we lost Liz’s best worst rooster, Mr. Chicken Ceasar.  In honor of Chicken Ceasar, we will now share some fun chicken facts from the book Chicken and Egg by Janice Cole

  1. The amount of chickens Americans consume has more than doubles since the 1970’s.
  2. There is research being done to prove that free range, pasture fed eggs are more nutritious.
  3. Chickens are easier to take care of than dogs, though they still require daily TLC.
  4. The color vision of chickens is way better than humans, until twilight, when the chickens lose their color vision.
  5. Keeping your eggs stored point side down in the refrigerator keeps their yolks centered.
  6. You can predict the color of a hen’s eggs by the color of her ears!

 

To celebrate the life of Chicken Ceasar, the rooster that is responsible for more than one lumpy shin bump, get your longest stick, fight your way to the most delicious eggs you can find, we sell them at the store on Saturdays, and fry a couple up Mediterranean-style.

 

Lemon-sizzled Chicken Ceasar Eggs

-4 eggs

-1/4 cup EN Olivier extra virgin Olive Oil

-¼ tsp Salt of the Earth coarse sea salt (Pangasinan Sugpo would be divine!)

-⅛ tsp Salt of the Earth freshly ground pepper

-1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

-1 Tbsp plus a bit for garnish chopped green onions

 

  1. Crack eggs in individual cups (to keep them pretty), heat pan to medium, add oil.
  2. Once oil is hot add the eggs, salt and pepper and cook for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.  The eggs should bubble up and begin to brown around the edges. Reduce your heat if they look like they may burn.
  3. Add lemon juice, cover and cook for an additional minute.  Add green onion and serve.
  4. Buon Appetito!