Lisa Steele, fifth-generation chicken keeper and founder of the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily, knows a thing or two about eggs. And she’s ready to show you just how easy and delicious it can be to make eggs a staple of every meal.
First, Lisa will tell you everything you don’t know about eggs—such as what the different labels on grocery store egg cartons mean—and bust some common egg myths.
From there, she provides you with foundational techniques for cooking with eggs, including steaming, grilling, baking, and frying.
And finally, Lisa shares her go-to recipes for everything from breakfast staples, like eggs Benedict and a classic French trifold “omelette,” to breads, sandwiches, beverages, snacks, soups, salads, pasta, cakes, pies, and condiments. You’ll encounter a wide variety of both sweet and savory dishes with Lisa’s unique twists.
Read The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook to discover new and exciting ways to incorporate fresh eggs into your cooking and baking repertoire each and every day.
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About the Author
Dubbed "queen of the coop" by the media, Lisa has been recognized by many national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Country Living, Farmers’ Almanac, and Parade. As a television and radio personality, Lisa has appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Martha Knows Best on HGTV, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, and NPR’s Maine Calling. Her first book was recommended summer reading on The View in 2018, and her website was featured on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show that was focused on eating eggs. Lisa also hosted two seasons of the Telly Award–winning television show, Welcome to My Farm, on NBC in Maine.
A fifth-generation chicken keeper and Maine Master Gardener, Lisa lives in rural Maine, with her husband, their corgi and barn cat, and her “girls”a mixed flock of about thirty hens, ducks, and geese. Plus one fairly grumpy rooster and a drake named Gregory.
Table of Contents
Know Your Eggs 1
Cooking with Eggs 9
Basic Egg-Cooking Techniques 23
Hard- and Soft-Cooked Eggs 23
Poached Eggs 26
Fried Eggs 28
Scrambled Eggs 31
Oven-Cooked Eggs 32
Preserving Eggs 35
Brunch to Lunch 79
Sips and Nibbles 121
Condiments, Sauces, Fillings & Toppings 251
Additional Resources 281
Pantry and Kitchen Ingredients 281
Kitchen Utensils and Appliances 284
Caring for Your Cast-iron Skillet 287
Recipe Index by Number of Eggs Needed 290
About the Author 300