Khaleesi would be pleased.
Fair Food Farmstand, the adorable locovore grocery stand at Reading Terminal Market, has a new shipment of curious edibles drawing our attention this week. We think these hefty emerald shells, with their scale-like textures, look an awful lot like dragon eggs – but they’re actually from South Jersey instead of Westeros.
Fair Food says these emu eggs, sourced from Boody Mill Emu Ranch in Sewell, NJ, are about eight to 10 times larger than a chicken egg and even more tasty.
“These only come around in winter, because despite the cold temps, the birds still think it’s summer from their native southern hemisphere,” explains product manager Alex Jones. The eggs cook up with a fluffier texture and more delicate flavor, making for some pretty epic omelettes or blown egg art. They’ll also keep for up to two months in the fridge.
Or, why not snag one of these rare beauties in preparation for this weekend’s Game of Thrones premiere party? You can grab one for yourself today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Reading Terminal, $14 a pop.