Balut production

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by aprophet, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have any thoughts on what breed of duck is best for balut? I have several restaurants and a coupla groceries wanting some. TIA
     
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  2. trimpy

    trimpy Out Of The Brooder

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    I remember reading somewhere that the mallard was preferred, but I just looked again and can't find anything more specific than duck eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Muscovy eggs are used very often.

    Steve
     
  4. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to impose, but....What is balut?
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

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  6. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The oriental buyers that we supply quail eggs to want the eggs that are very large, porcelain white, cheap on on a reliable baisis.

    Commercial Pekins are the only ones that fit all these requirements. To bad Runners lay a green shelled egg.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It's an incubated duck egg, for about 3 weeks if I remember right then they are hard boiled and eaten. And yes there is a semi formed duckling inside. They aren't that bad actually once you get over what you are eating. [​IMG] The street sellers in the Philippines would call out Baaaaaaaaaaluuuuuuuuutt and you could hear it a long ways off.

    Steve
     
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  8. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, that just sounds like eating a fetal pig. not to my taste, besides, if you waited another week, the duckling would hatch and after another few months, you could eat the duck, and probably feed 3 or 4 people, instead of having a snack.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I traveled quite a bit overseas in my younger days and I was always one to try local foods, some were good some not but i'm glad I got the chance. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I'm the same way Steve.
    Balut is one of those things I just couldn't make myself like though. I've tryed it several times over the years, it never gets better.
    There was a Russian dish also that had fermented cabbage and fish, can't remember what it was called, much worse than Balut!
     

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