Ate my first straight up duck egg today!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Dallas, Ga.
    I've made a couple of cakes, some muffins and even meatloaf with my duck eggs. (pekin)
    But today is the first day I've just fried me a couple and ate them straight up!

    And is it just me or are ducks eggs pretty?
    I mean the clear part around the yolk is crystal clear and the yoke is large and bright orange!
  2. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2012
    Central Maine
    Hehe -- we just finished 'breakfast for dinner,' which included duck eggs. I agree, they are SO pretty, especially compared to store bought eggs!
  3. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have to cook them any different from chicken eggs when you fix the "straight up"? I had read that they could be kinda rubbery if cooked to fast. I don't do much baking at all but sure do love eggs for breakfast. We can't wait for our girls to start laying eggs.
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I love them over medium or poached if they are smaller eggs so they fit in the poaching cup.

    You can cook they just like you would a chicken egg. They are harder to peel if hard cooked, though, because of the thicker membrane.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    One way to cook them is in a skillet over medium heat with a little oil or butter and a few tablespoons of water, covered, so they are steamed on top.
  6. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 23, 2011
    And they make the most fantastic, creamy, scrambled egg [​IMG]
  7. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    I've loved duck eggs since I was a kid, but they've always been too expensive.

    I agree with your scrambled egg comment...nop notch scrambled eggs.

    We have a small no of critters and we've found best uses for each kind of egg:

    Duck eggs:

    Campbell and Runner. Greate for scrambled, fried and baking.

    Chicken Eggs:

    Cuckoo Marrans. Dark docolate eggs...lovely poached or boiled.
    Bantam Cochin and Sablepoot. Best Yorkshire puddings ever! For those of you not familiar with them here's a link:
    RIR and Silkie. Tasty eggs, but not as nice as the others...we use these for general use when we've run out of the others.

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  8. caz426

    caz426 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2012
    Willis, MI
    We have not grown to love duck eggs yet... had them scrambled a few times and they were okay. I would like to try the frying/steaming method. I have baked with them and they made the best muffins ever. Have a question though.... I have read conflicting info on subbing duck eggs for chicken eggs. Jamie Oliver said sub same # of duck eggs for chicken eggs, but most sources say to put in fewer duck eggs because they are larger. What do you all do? Will they work in cookies or just cake type baked goods?

    Thanks, Chris
  9. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2012
    just got a blue swedish are the eggs with those?
    Also I tried the eggs of the campbell we aquired from a friend and her eggs seemed "earthy" to me but the dog just loves them so they aren't going to waste. I haven't tried them in a while but I was told by someone that she could have been stressed from the chickens she used to be with and also moving to a new place. I figured too that if the chickens weren't letting her eat that she was eating alot of dirt and it was still in her system. I'm hoping that her eggs get better and the new duck has good tasting eggs!
  10. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Dallas, Ga.
    I hard fried them. I do think it took a little longer to cook due to the larger yolk size.
    Medium heat with a little butter in the pan.

    I've used them just like chicken eggs.
    If the recipe said 3 eggs, then I used 3 duck eggs.
    I think they would be great for cookies!

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