Experts Dish on their Favorite Egg Recipes in Multi-State Holiday...

The EGGsperts from some of the nation's top egg farming states have come together to host a virtual exchange to dish on their favorite holiday recipes representing their home state. Dish on Eggs offers 25 delicious egg recipes, including appetizers, brunch and desserts, that are sure to impress guests at any holiday gathering. As part of the campaign, consumers also can enter to win a free year's supply of eggs and download a free e-cookbook at http://www.DishOnEggs.com.

"Eggs play an extraordinary role in many beloved holiday recipes," said Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Egg Marketing Program. "From frittatas to strata and deviled eggs to classic eggnog, families can cook their way across America with hometown favorites shared exclusively by the egg experts."

Participating organizations in the holiday recipe exchange include: the Ohio Egg Marketing Program (OH), Iowa Egg Council (IA), Pacific Egg and Poultry Association (CA), North Carolina Egg Association (NC), Virginia Egg Council (VA), Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota (MN), Indiana State Poultry Association (IN), and the Colorado Egg Producers (CO).

A sampling of the featured recipes on DishOnEggs.com include:

Appetizers

  • Spicy Egg Ring (Iowa) - Filled with eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes and wrapped in a fluffy croissant roll, serve the morning-favorite Spicy Egg Ring in appetizer-sized portions to feed a crowd at any time of day.
  • Virginia Ham and Egg Puff Pastry Tart (Virginia) - Flaky puff pastry crust is topped with an herb cream cheese spread, eggs, ham and peppers to make irresistible Virginia Ham and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts.
  • Green Chile Egg Bites (Colorado) - Five-ingredient Green Chile Egg Bites are an easy, healthy snack or party appetizer and are easy to make ahead.

Brunch

  • Honey-Orange Duck Frittata (Indiana) - Featuring tender duck, green onions and cheese mixed with eggs, Honey-Orange Duck Frittata is a decadent and flavorful addition to breakfast or brunch.
  • Christmas Thyme Grits (North Carolina) - A Southern holiday favorite, Christmas Thyme Grits are mixed with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon and thyme.
  • Turkey Sausage Egg Bake (Minnesota) - A Sausage Egg Bake is an easy and tasty addition to holiday brunch and is ready in about an hour.

Dessert

  • Buckeye Cheesecake (Ohio) - Top a fudgy brownie base with rich, creamy peanut butter cheesecake to make an Ohio State Fair award-winning Buckeye Cheesecake.
  • California Fruit and Egg Custard Trifle (California) - Combine the Golden State's favorite fruits and nuts with homemade vanilla egg custard and pound cake to make a California Fruit and Egg Custard Trifle.
  • Classic Cooked Eggnog (Ohio) - This go-to festive beverage is a must at holiday gatherings. Enjoy Classic Cooked Eggnog garnished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

"Eggs are not only a versatile staple for the holidays, they are also a nutritional powerhouse, with one large egg containing six grams of high-quality protein and nine essential amino acids, all for 70 calories," said Kevin Stiles, executive director, Iowa Egg Council.

Consumers can access all 25 egg recipes or download an e-cookbook by visiting DishOnEggs.com.

Join the conversation and enter to win FREE eggs for a year!
On the website, egg lovers can also enter to win a year's supply of eggs. To enter, individuals must submit their contact information, state where they reside, and their favorite holiday egg dish by Dec. 20, 2018, on http://www.dishoneggs.com.

In addition, holiday hosts and consumers can join the celebration and win egg-cellent prizes during a Twitter party from 9-10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 19. During the party, the egg experts will be available to answer questions on egg preparation, cooking tips and egg safety information. Giveaways will also be provided. Join the party on Twitter using #DishOnEggs.

For more information about the campaign or about America's egg farmers, visit http://www.DishOnEggs.com.

ABOUT DISH ON EGGS
Dish on Eggs is a collaborative effort among eight of the top egg farming states in the nation, including Iowa, Ohio, California, Minnesota, Indiana, North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia. Combined these states annually produce nearly 49 billion eggs, or 46 percent of the total U.S. egg production.

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