At Hoover’s, we’re all about eggs… So much so, that our entire business revolves around them! We hatch our own breeding flocks from eggs, which then give us the fertilized eggs to hatch baby chicks. This is a long process, and we are often planning nearly 10 months in advance what breeds we are going to have in our catalog for the next year. It takes about 21 days for eggs to hatch in the incubators. We then take the baby chicks to our breeding farms where they grow up and mature enough to lay a fertilized egg. This takes about 22 weeks depending on the breed. We care for our birds and collect the fertilized eggs twice a day. Once a week, we go to collect the fertilized eggs at our farms and bring them back to the hatchery. The eggs then go into the incubators for 18 days, and then are transferred to the hatchers where they sit for 3 days. After 21 days of incubation, the chicks finally hatch!
At Hoover’s, there’s only one thing we love more than eggs, and that’s food. Mary, our long-time owner makes sure that our candy jar and snacks are never in short supply. Being that its National Egg Month, and that we love food so much, we thought we would give you a little piece of Hoover’s in one of our favorite recipes. This recipe is simple, and if you accidentally add a little more or a little less, it’s no big deal -most of the ingredients are to your taste anyway. We thought this would make a great recipe to kick off National Egg Month, comment and let us know how you’ll be celebrating! Enjoy!
|Prep Time||10 Minutes|
|Cook Time||20 Minutes|
- 6 Eggs
- 2 Tblsp. Mayonnaise
- 2 Tsp. Mustard Or to taste
- 1 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- Hard boil your eggs and immediately put them into ice water after removing from the boiling water to avoid darkened yolks.
- Peel the hard boiled eggs and then slice them in half the long way.
- Take the hardened yolks out of the cooked whites and set aside in a bowl.
- Once you have peeled, sliced, and separated the yolks from egg whites mash the yolks with a fork in the bowl.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients from above and mix well.
- Put the yolk mixture into a Ziplock bag and cut the corner off, don't cut the corner any larger than a half inch.
- Squeeze the yolk mixture into the egg whites until its heaping full and add to the rest of the egg whites until the yolk mixture is gone. Sprinkle paprika on top of the eggs, and refrigerate for at least an hour before eating.