Chickens are probably the perfect livestock for a long term SHTF survival situation. Unlike a lot of farm animals, chickens will produce food every couple of days in the form of an egg. Once the chicken has matured and stopped laying, the chicken can be butchered and eaten.
One of the problems that people will experience after SHTF will be food fatigue. Even though the chickens may be laying eggs everyday, once food fatigue kicks in people will be sick of eggs.
To help ward off food fatigue, here is a list of various egg recipes.
3 fresh eggs.
1 cup sweet milk.
3 level tablespoonfuls of flour.
Place a small pan on the range, containing one tablespoonful of butter.
Place 3 tablespoonfuls of flour in a bowl, mixed smoothly with a portion of the cup of milk, then added the three yolks of eggs which had been lightly beaten and the balance of the milk and a pinch of salt.
Stir in lightly the stiffly-beaten whites of eggs.
Pour all into the warmed fry-pan and placed it in a moderately hot oven until lightly browned on top.
The omelette when cooked should be light and puffy, and remain so while being served.
Double the omelette together on a hot platter and sprinkle finely chopped parsley over the top.
HARD BOILED EGGS
Eggs to be hard boiled should be carefully placed in boiling water and cooked 15 minutes from the time the water commences to boil again.
If cooked a longer time, the white of egg will look dark and the outer part of yolk will not be a clear yellow, as it should, to look appetizing when served.
SOFT BOILED EGGS
The quicker way to prepare eggs is to drop them in a stew-pan containing boiling water, and let boil 3-1/2 to 4 minutes, when the white part of the egg should be “set” and the yolk soft, but a soft
boiled egg is said to be more easily digested if dropped into a stew-pan of rapidly boiling water.
Remove the stew-pan of boiling water the minute the eggs have been put in from the front part of the range to a place where the water will keep hot, but not allow the eggs to boil. Let the eggs remain in the hot water from 8 to 10 minutes. On breaking the egg open, the yolk will be found soft, and the white of the egg a soft, jelly-like consistency.