You've probably bought eggs by the dozen, hell, probably by the half-dozen! But have you ever purchased eggs by the egg? Well, maybe it's the lack of natural food co-ops in my neighborhood...maybe it's my unwavering love of eggs, but the Madison Market in Seattle offers such an opportunity that both delights and excites me: the purchasing of individual eggs.
The going cost of an egg these days is 19 cents. I don't know why, but this actually makes it cheaper to purchase 6 seperate eggs "in bulk" than to buy the pre-packaged half-dozen. Maybe because a traditional carton is not provided and you have to do all "the work". But is it really work to get to hand-pick your desired egg? If anything, this process should add value! But going back to the costs...The average egg will get you 75 calories, which, at only 19 cents, is probably the biggest bang you could get for your caloric buck.
On top of that, there's a liberating...almost empowering quality to purchasing eggs in something other than a multiple of 6. Especially for a traveler such as myself. I can't eat 6 eggs in one night! (I actually could, but I wouldn't want to)
It should be noted that the hotel we're staying in tonight actually came with a stove and cooking appliances so I had no other choice but to take advantage of these stars aligning...So I bought two eggs. I put them in a pot of boiling ramen noodles.
They were delicious.