May is National Egg Month – Here’s how to celebrate

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Celebrating National Egg Month may seem a little outdated, but it's a great excuse to try out new recipes. Image from Flickr.

May is National Egg Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate the protein far too many of us take for granted. Baked, boiled, fried or even decorated, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients available. Here is why May is National Egg Month and how to celebrate properly.

Why is May National Egg Month?

In the days before refrigeration or worldwide food distribution, Egg Month was truly something to celebrate. Spring was when chickens started eating fresh greens again and laying eggs. This means that May was the time to celebrate eggs after a long egg drought. While the seasonality of our food has been largely eliminated by modern supply chains, May is still a great time to celebrate fresh eggs.

Celebrate Egg Month traditionally — with breakfast

Eggs are a traditional part of breakfast, so National Egg Month is a great time to expand your horizons. Think you are too busy to cook up eggs for breakfast? A bowl of cereal may take 1 minute to put together, but an egg can take as little as 1 minute in the microwave. Scramble an egg in a bowl, microwave it for 30 seconds, stir, and give it another 30 seconds. Dump the cooked egg onto an English muffin with cheese, and there you go, breakfast — and you don’t even have to get loans for people with bad credit to give it a try.

National Egg Month on my burger

You may think it sounds crazy, but give National Egg Month its dues by trying a fried egg on your burger. It may sound a little crazy, but the richness of the egg topping your hamburger is truly tasty. Fry an egg just like you would for breakfast, and top your burger patty with it. It’ll be worth it — I promise.

Give National Egg Month a place of honor at dinner

Instead of relegating National Egg Month to breakfast and the occasional lunch, try eggs for dinner too. Quiche may sound complicated, but it’s one of the easiest quick dinners around. Throw cooked meat, vegetables, cheese, eggs, milk, and some green onion together in a bowl. Stir it up and pour it in a prepared pie crust. Stick it in a 375-degree oven, and 45 minutes later, you’ve got dinner. What could be easier than that?

Why celebrate National Egg Month?

No matter how you choose to celebrate, National Egg Month is a great month to recognize. Not only are eggs a great and inexpensive source of protein, they are easy to prepare. Per capita consumption of eggs in the United States adds up to 246 eggs per person per year, and the U.S. produces about 6.71 billion table eggs each year — a market worth almost $1 trillion to U.S. farmers. That is one market commodity worth celebrating.

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