Celebrate eggs today!
Following are some interesting egg facts from the Iowa Poultry Association:
Did you know that…
- Iowa ranks #1 in the nation for egg production
- #1 in egg processing
- Iowa produced almost 16 billion eggs in 2014
- Iowa’s chicken layers consume 58 million bushels of corn and 30 million bushels of soybeans
- Iowa’s egg producers create more than 8,000 jobs annually. $2 billion in total sales, $424 million in personal wages and over $19 million in state tax revenues!
- Iowa has approximately 60 million laying hens
- Iowa produces enough eggs to provide an egg-a-day for the world for 2 days.
- An egg-a-day for China for 11 days
- An egg-a-day for all Americans for 47 days
- Iowa’s egg farmers add value to Iowa corn and soybeans – 58 million bushels of corn and 30 million bushels of soybeans
Eggs can be consumed in a number of ways! Here are a few of my favorite ways to use eggs.
Ham & Egg Enchiladas
Mix together the first 4 ingred. and set aside.
2 c milk
6 eggs, beaten
½ tsp salt
1 Tbl flour
2 C cubed ham
½ c chopped gr onions
10 – 8” flour tortillas
2 c shredded cheddar
Grease 9 x 13 pan. Place meat & onions in tortillas, top each with some cheese, roll up, put seam side down in 9 x 13 pan. Pour egg mix over tortillas in pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Set out 30 minutes before cooking. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover it and continue to bake 10 minutes longer or until all the liquid is gone. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cook 3 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes.
At the Iowa State Fair we enjoy Egg on a Stick! Hard-boiled eggs make a quick easy hand held food for this time of year. Sprinkle with a little seasoning salt and enjoy!
A few years ago my friend Shannon Latham from Latham Seeds featured my OVEN OMELET.
Enjoy some eggs today!