Celebrate the holidays with Canadian eggsBy Egg Farmers of Canada
With the first snowflakes falling, the holiday season is upon us. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or the winter solstice, it’s the time of year when friends and families are looking forward to coming together for special holiday gatherings.
This is also the time to connect and reminisce, focusing on two of our favourite things in life: family and food. From warm, wonderful smells emanating from the kitchen, to making the long journey to see loved ones and share in a favourite family recipe, the holidays have a way of bringing out the best in any home chef.
Great meals start with great ingredients
All the best recipes are made even better with fresh, local ingredients. Thanks to the system of supply management, Canadians have reliable access to fresh, local high-quality eggs during the holidays and year-round. Produced by 1,200 egg farmers in all 10 provinces and the Northwest Territories, made-in-Canada eggs are locally produced no matter where you live.
Holiday dishes to delight your family
While family traditions and home baked cookies often get the spotlight during this time of year, we’re bringing something new to the table. Read on to discover delicious side dishes made in partnership with celebrated Canadian chefs. Each one makes for a winning contribution to your next holiday potluck with friends or family, or the perfect complement to your own festive table spread. All are made with the ultimate versatile ingredient: fresh, local, high-quality Canadian eggs.
For a twist on the classic croque monsieur, Chef Craig Flinn has created this comforting, show-stopping casserole. The protein-rich eggs within the dish are just the thing to keep you going during a busy day of celebrating.
Topped with baby button mushrooms and soft and puffy poached eggs, this dish will have everyone asking for seconds. Chef Matt Basile’s easy recipe is sure to wow at any holiday gathering.
Savoury Ham and Cheese Crêpes with Sunny Side Up Eggs
Chef Josh Gale’s festive twist on a classic crêpe is just the thing to use up some of your leftover holiday turkey or ham. No matter the time of day, these savoury crêpes are the perfect easy-to-make dish to share with friends and family
Sometimes a crisp salad is the much-needed answer between heavy meals. Chef Lynn Crawford’s Bacon and Egg Wedge Salad is easy and delicious, and dried cranberries add a festive holiday twist.
How will you incorporate Canadian eggs into your holiday meals? Try one of the recipes above or share your egg-cellent holiday season recipes with us using the hashtag #SeasonToShare on social media.