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Jul 22, 2011 06:42 AM

ISO : Small eggs

It's increasingly difficult finding small eggs these days. Does anyone know a place in the GTA that regularly stocks them? Small eggs or even extra small (not quail eggs). Any help would be much appreciated.

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  1. I usually get a tray of 30 at Skyland
    3715 Lawrence Av. E.
    Always fresh; sometimes only medium is available but still good.

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    1. There is a truck at my local farmer's market, in the GO parking lot at Weston Rd and John St. that sells all sizes of eggs, from small to double yolk extra large. I'm almost positive that I have always seen the small eggs there. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the truck. The farmers market is open every Saturday morning from May to October.

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      1. re: icey

        Thanks for the suggestion icey. Is it the Weston GO Station?

      2. Just curious as to why you want small eggs (unless of course you only eat one at a time and don't want to eat a lot of egg).

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        1. re: Flexitarian

          I'm going to use them as part of an appetizer plate.

          1. re: Flexitarian

            We prefer to use small eggs for making Scotch Eggs, much easier to assemble.

            1. re: Flexitarian

              Small eggs are from very young hens, and the yolks are more intense, with good flavor. The shells are much harder: just compare them with the paper thin shells of X-large eggs, and their broken yolks!

              1. re: jayt90

                Great to know all of this. I'll have to try them

                1. re: jayt90

                  Yes, that's true. Breeds of chickens lay eggs with a fixed amount of shell material. So a small egg has the same amount of shell but in a much smaller egg size. That's why large & jumbo eggs are so prone to breakage. I can't recall if the shell strength affects the gas permeability which leads to quicker aging/freshness loss. Hope your search is sucessful OP.

                  1. re: jayt90

                    Also yolks are perkier when egg is fried.

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                  1. Tone Tai, the Asian supermarket in the Peanut Plaza in Don Mills, regularly carries small eggs.

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