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The goodness of Mericanel della Brianza eggs

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Today we are going to learn about Mericanel della Brianza eggs

We often don’t realise it, but there isn’t just one breed of chicken, especially the layers; there are numerous, to say the least. Every one offers us its eggs and has its own quirks. Some stand out because of their distinct flavours, while others are distinguished by their exterior features and yolk-to-white ratio. Based on these suppositions, today we are going to discover the characteristics of Mericanel della Brianza eggs.

In this instance, we are discussing a specific dwarf breed that originated in Lombardy and is now recognised by the FIAV. The Mericanel della Brianza eggs allow us to appreciate the qualities of this specimen: it is an excellent hen that can even tend to the eggs of other animals and species that do not commit themselves to hatching! This alone makes it special, don’t you think? But there are a lot of other aspects that are equally important.

Recipe Mericanel della Brianza eggs

Preparation Mericanel della Brianza eggs

  • Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them briefly with a fork to mix the yolks and whites. Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the eggs. Finally, add a little salt.
  • Heat a pan very slightly, add the eggs, and mix slowly with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the eggs become opaque and are cooked, but not dry.
  • Serve them hot out of the pot right away, and if you like, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Ingredients Mericanel della Brianza eggs

  • 6 Mericanel della Brianza eggs
  • 30 gr. of clarified butter
  • salt.

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Different colours, many peculiarities, and delicious eggs!

I was able to briefly describe why Mericanel della Brianza eggs and their “producer” are highly valued using this subtitle. We are actually discussing a specimen with an impressive aesthetic: despite being a dwarf breed with a plain crest and typical red earlobes, it is unique in that its plumage is coloured in a variety of ways (white, golden, black, with a golden neck, etc.), which manifests in one of its primary characteristics.

Regardless of the aesthetic characteristics of the hen, Mericanel della Brianza eggs still boast a minimum weight of 35 grammes and a cream-coloured or darker shell. This hen with a well-proportioned shape and a very lively character is widespread, in particular in the hilly area located north of the city of Milan (Brianza), and it is assumed that the breed was born at the beginning of the last century, thanks to the small rural farms present in Zone.


We bring Mericanel della Brianza eggs to the table

They are well-liked by all, and even the breeders take pride in them. Among other things, numerous Lombard chefs and restaurant owners prefer them to others. In reality, Mericanel della Brianza eggs are highly valued and well-known, particularly in Lombardy, but this does not imply that the rest of Italy cannot also use them! They advertise themselves as the perfect nourishment for almost everyone and the appropriate component for a variety of recipes, from the simplest to the most complex, thanks to their high protein content and plenty of minerals and vitamins!

The best Mericanel della Brianza eggs are those from specialised and reliable breeders. Luckily, Lombardy and the rest of the peninsula are home to a large number of them. So wherever you are, make sure to try them and get them on the table as soon as you can, while also making sure to follow the many recipes that are available in the many areas of my blog! Whichever option you select, I hope you enjoy your meal!

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How to enhance Mericanel della Brianza eggs 

How are Mericanel della Brianza eggs cooked? There are several solutions to this issue because eggs are incredibly versatile, as evidenced by the vast array of recipes that call for them. Mericanel eggs are obviously no different. Mericanel eggs are delicious whether they are fried, poached, or in an omelette (with yolks or whites)!

However, I prefer simpler recipes, which allow you to enhance the taste of these splendid eggs without too much interference. I often prefer them scrambled. There isn’t much to say about scrambled eggs; after all, we are talking about one of the simplest recipes ever, which everyone knows how to prepare, even beginners in the kitchen. In fact, it involves opening the eggs in a bowl, beating them and seasoning them as desired, then cooking them in a pan greased with oil and butter, stirring often.

You might choose to add some grated Parmesan, salt, and black pepper for seasoning. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from experimenting a little and adding meat-based products,perhaps a little diced ham or some vegetables. On the other hand, exercise caution when dosing veggies that are high in water content, since this may result in soggy and disappointing scrambled eggs.

Thanks for the eggs and images, Lorenzo and Maria Grazia Frigerio.

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