Category Archives: Eggs

Easter Egg Recipes

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Recipes that use hard boiled eggs?
or perhaps you’d like some inspiration for your family brunch?
We’ve collected some of our favorite egg recipes… all in one basket just for you!

Recipes with hard boiled eggs:

(Devil’s in the Details) Deviled Eggs

Chicken Pate with Apples and Brandy

Egg recipes for your holiday brunch:

Blueberry Pancakes

Cheese Kugel

Curried Eggs

Cheese Strata

Market Muffins (with Chia Seeds)

Sinfully Delicious French Toast

Tips for using Flavored Sea Salts

At the farmers’ markets last summer, we tested over 14 different flavored sea salts. We had sample tastings of everything from Habanero Sea Salt (a Texan favorite) to Ginger Beet Sea Salt (amazing color, but lacking in flavor at the time… this one is back in our test kitchen and we hope to re-introduce it next year). Based upon customer feedback, we narrowed our product offering to the following:

Black Truffle Sea Salt

Smoked Applewood Sea Salt

Lime Sea Salt

Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt

Garlic Sea Salt

Sel Gris (French grey sea salt)

Throughout the summer, loyal customers returned time and again to share how they had used the flavored sea salts. Below are a few of their tips. If you have any other recipe favorite, please let me know. We’d love to add them to our list.

Black Truffle Sea Salt was the hit of the Vail Farmers’ Market. We wish we had a video of the reactions… definitely YouTube material. Maybe next year we’ll become technically savvy enough to to take one. Sprinkle this Italian taste of heaven on:

– popcorn
– french fries (a la Lark Burger)
– hamburgers or steak
– pasta (especially good with Parmesan cheese)
– potatoes, eggs, mushrooms
– veggies (especially snow peas)
– soups, salads and stews…

We really haven’t found anything that doesn’t improve with just a little truffle salt. Be warned, a little goes a long way. The truffle is powerful, and too much is not a good thing. Get creative and enjoy.

Smoked Applewood Sea Salt has become the appetizer accompaniment in our house. Sprinkle a little on:

– blue cheese on a cracker, and serve with red wine (my favorite)
– a kobe beef hamburger
– steak
– eggs (almost as good as bacon)
– chicken, fish, lentils, pork, roast beef, potatoes, beans, tomatoes…
– rim your bloody mary glass!

Lime Sea Salt was very popular with the margarita crowd. Also good with fish, chicken, guacamole, and on fresh fruit.

Sel Gris is a favorite among our restaurant customers. Our chefs use it to finish dishes in their restaurants such as fish, scallops, chicken. This salt is high in minerals and moisture has a very clean taste. This is the salt of salts!

Garlic Sea Salt This is the best you will ever taste. Freshly ground for bold flavor, this is an excellent complement to Italian food – pizza especially. Also broccoli, popcorn, chicken, steak, potatoes, tomatoes, soups, stews, and of course bread!

Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt has fresh ground rosemary, lavender and French grey sea salt. It makes an excellent rub for chicken, pork, and steak. This was very popular with our vegetarian customers… think green beans, snow peas, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes…

These are just a few of our customers tips. There are no rules, get creative and sprinkle away!

Festive Egg & Cheese Strata

The red and green peppers give this egg casserole a nice Christmas flair. Because you can make it ahead, it is great for Christmas brunch. Just pop it in the oven, turn on Nat King Cole and enjoy it with those you love.

Festive Egg & Cheese Strata

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 slices white sandwich bread
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp organic ground yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cholula sauce
  • 1/2 medium red pepper minced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper minced
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground paprika
  • chopped fresh parley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Butter sides and bottom of a 9x12 oblong pan.
  2. Beat eggs, add milk, onions, salt, pepper, mustard, and Cholula sauce, set aside.
  3. Spread butter on bread slices, cut into bite size chunks.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 of the bread into pan and top with 1/2 of the cheese, repeat.
  5. Pour egg mixture over bread and cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours).
  6. Sprinkle minced peppers (save some for final garnish) and paprika on the top and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, minced red pepper, and minced green pepper and serve warm from the oven.

Sinfully Delicious French Toast

 

Sinfully Delicious French Toast

This is a great brunch recipe. Make it the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 -12

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp organic fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp bourbon extract
  • 1 loaf french or challah bread thickly sliced

Instructions

  1. Directions
  2. In medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and mix until dissolved.
  4. Spread butter sugar mixture in bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Cover with bread slices.
  6. Whisk together eggs, milk, extract and spices.
  7. Pour mixture over bread
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
  9. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  10. Bake in 400° oven for 25 minutes.
  11. Serve with warm maple syrup (the real stuff!)

Devil’s in the Details Deviled Eggs

When the devil’s details include cayenne, jalapeno and tabasco, you know it’s not your grandmother’s church supper recipe. Bucking all trends and fads, this retro classic is always the first to be devoured at any gathering, and these ones are dressed for the holidays with golden curry powder and bright green cilantro garnish. Behold the elegant and economical egg.

Devil's in the Details Deviled Eggs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs boiled and peeled
  • 3 tbsps mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp organic curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic ground cayenne
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely minced
  • Tabasco a dash or two
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground black peppercorns to taste
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground paprika
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Slice eggs in half, scoop out yolks and mash them with all ingredients but cilantro and paprika.
  2. Arrange egg whites on a platter and spoon yolk mixture back into egg whites.
  3. Sprinkle with dash of paprika, and garnish with sprigs of fresh cilantro.