In the latter half of the 1800s, French chicken breeders crossed the local Marans with two Asiatic breeds – the Brahma and the Croad Langshans.
It was through this cross-breeding that the Marans breed developed its signature dark brown egg coloring.
I will definitely make this again - it is very tasty!
Pros: Easy, Tasty, Healthy I am not a ratatouille fan and so when my husband picked this out, I was not sure I would like it. The roasting of the vegetables brings a different texture and flavor to the plate.
Topped with grilled chicken, it makes an easy main course for summer entertaining. I substituted chili pepper since I didn't have green pepper and used greek oregano from my garden to go with the basil from my garden. Pros: Easy and tasty Cons: Can't think of any Simple and delicious So easy!There are nine recognized color varieties of Marans in the French standard: 1) Cuckoo; 2) Golden Cuckoo; 3) Black; 4) Birchen; 5) Black Copper; 6) Wheaten; 7) Black-tailed Buff; 8) White; and 9) Columbian.The United Kingdom officially recognizes four color varieties of Marans.We like fresh marjoram and basil to complement the flavors, but any fresh herb will work. I did make a few substitutions only because I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand. I didn't have eggplant but I had some mushrooms. The time listed, is the time it actually took me to make this recipe, including polenta.I didn't have plum tomatoes so used grape tomatoes. I grated a little bit of parmesan cheese on top, and I had to use my oven's broiler since it is winter in Alaska.