Bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by crooked stripe, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything special you folks do with bantam eggs. They are so small there can't be much to them. I just started getting some 2/1/09. My daughter wanted some for hatching so I saved the first small bunch. My 5 BO's keep me eggs for eating and cooking.
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Instead of eating a couple eggs I eat 4 eggs...kinda like with the quail eggs...I eat a dozen of them
     
  3. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use our bantam eggs for everything but usually increase the number eggs by 1-1/2 to 2 times whatever the recipe calls for.

    For the last couple of family potlucks I've made deviled eggs and they're a 'huge' hit because they're smaller than what people expect. For Superbowl Sunday, I boiled a dozen eggs to devil. After filling 12 egg-halves with the normal yellow filling (Pittsburgh Steelers) I added red food color to the mix so the other 12 would have red filling (Arizona Cardinals). Naturally there was a problem... each team can only have 11 people on the field at one time so the DS and I each had to eat one before the party. [​IMG]
     
  4. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pickle them!
     
  5. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    I use my bantie eggs, I just double them. If it calls for 2 eggs I use 3 to 4 of them depending how small they are. I do like the idea of pickeling (sp) them.
     
  6. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The are great, use them for eveything...just use more of them. The yolks are quite large.
     
  7. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG thats funny !!! What a creative mind !! you have !!!

    I too increase the number of eggs I put in a recipe by a half....All my eggs are different sizes....so if the recipe calls for two large eggs I add 2 medium size eggs and a wee bantam (or two).

    Now I am going to save my bantams for deviled eggs !!!
     
  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pickled some as suggested. I put them in with beets and then in the frig to marinate. Yesterday my granddaughter ask for some of the large jelly beans for a snack so I gave her one. What a look I got.
     
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Bite size deviled eggs. Takes some time to peel all but well worth it. We took several dozen to a Xmas dinner and none were left. In fact they were looking for more. My bantams were free ranging at the time and the yolks were especially dark and rich.

    I like them scrambled too. Percentage wise Bantam eggs have more yolk than a standard egg. Gives my omelettes the taste I really like.

    Matt
     
  10. BB3

    BB3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife boils and pickles them with beets, eww, but she made me try one.
    I' ve thought of selling them as All Natural Organic Eggs. [​IMG]
    or at least natural.
     

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