Duck Eggs, Third Times The Charm.....

americanchicks

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Jun 26, 2012
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Hey everyone,
So the very first time I had a duck egg it was 2 years ago. Before I had ducks I got a dozen Muscovy hatching eggs. I put aside 2 for eating I had never had duck eggs. Incubated the rest. None hatched, to high humidity. Probably for the best, a lot of her birds had angle wing. Anyhoo, me and hubby made a big batch of romen and cracked the ducks eggs in. It was bad. They tasted like a dirty pond. My guess is because she had a huge pond and I read that egg taste with ducks comes from what they eat. If they are eating pond creatures then they taste like a pond.

The second time I tried the eggs where from our own birds. I had bought some Muscovy ducklings and now they where laying. We decided to fry them like a chicken egg. Well it was better than the first time but not good. The whites where so rubbery. So from then on I only used duck eggs in baking and mix them in scrambled eggs.

Third time was tonight. I have 12 ducks and 3 drakes now. Muscovies, Appleyard mix, and Welsh Harlequin. Im getting 9 eggs a day, and all the scovies are not laying yet. Well I posted some eggs for sale and it got me wanting to try a duck egg again. Everything I have read says it taste like a chicken egg only richer. Well I also found out you dont fry duck eggs like chicken eggs. Because they have less water the whites dry out fast leaving them rubbery. So I cooked one of the apple yard eggs tonight via frying duck egg instructions just adding a little salt. WOW! it was wonderful. Not rubbery, yolk was creamy, was a down right good egg. It was rich, I think one is plenty filling. I cant wait to fry an egg up for the family, see what they think. Even trying different ways of cooking them, duck eggs benedict maybe? :drool

Stay happy, stay healthy, and quack on....
 

BReeder!

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Hey everyone,
So the very first time I had a duck egg it was 2 years ago. Before I had ducks I got a dozen Muscovy hatching eggs. I put aside 2 for eating I had never had duck eggs. Incubated the rest. None hatched, to high humidity. Probably for the best, a lot of her birds had angle wing. Anyhoo, me and hubby made a big batch of romen and cracked the ducks eggs in. It was bad. They tasted like a dirty pond. My guess is because she had a huge pond and I read that egg taste with ducks comes from what they eat. If they are eating pond creatures then they taste like a pond.

The second time I tried the eggs where from our own birds. I had bought some Muscovy ducklings and now they where laying. We decided to fry them like a chicken egg. Well it was better than the first time but not good. The whites where so rubbery. So from then on I only used duck eggs in baking and mix them in scrambled eggs.

Third time was tonight. I have 12 ducks and 3 drakes now. Muscovies, Appleyard mix, and Welsh Harlequin. Im getting 9 eggs a day, and all the scovies are not laying yet. Well I posted some eggs for sale and it got me wanting to try a duck egg again. Everything I have read says it taste like a chicken egg only richer. Well I also found out you dont fry duck eggs like chicken eggs. Because they have less water the whites dry out fast leaving them rubbery. So I cooked one of the apple yard eggs tonight via frying duck egg instructions just adding a little salt. WOW! it was wonderful. Not rubbery, yolk was creamy, was a down right good egg. It was rich, I think one is plenty filling. I cant wait to fry an egg up for the family, see what they think. Even trying different ways of cooking them, duck eggs benedict maybe? :drool

Stay happy, stay healthy, and quack on....
I enjoy them and had one this morning on a bagel with cheese as a breakfast sandwich. Be careful how often you eat them though. The cholesterol is through the roof in duck eggs. They are a treat though. I also bake with them. I figure we are not eating a whole egg in a slice of cake, or a brownie to be specific to today's baking.
 

CoriM

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There is varying research on dietary cholesterol - recent reports say that eggs do not raise cholesterol or if they do, it's only the "good" cholesterol.
 

americanchicks

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7 Years
Jun 26, 2012
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Buckley, Wa
Eggs are so funny that way. Remember when they where the enemy. "Dont eat them so bad for you, eat this nasty substitute." Well cholesterol or no, duck eggs do have more fat. So not looking to start eating them everyday.
 

Magnolia Ducks

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I have trouble frying chicken eggs. But duck eggs scrambled, boiled, poached!, Deviled, egg salad. They are they best. But you are right about feed. Don't feed fish unless you want to taste fish. I give mine a vegetarian diet. They of course eat bugs etc when out in the yard but mainly a high quality veggie food and the eggs are to die for.
 

MasterOfClucker

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I enjoy them and had one this morning on a bagel with cheese as a breakfast sandwich. Be careful how often you eat them though. The cholesterol is through the roof in duck eggs. They are a treat though. I also bake with them. I figure we are not eating a whole egg in a slice of cake, or a brownie to be specific to today's baking.
You've never had a goose egg then.

Duck eggs have around 619 milligrams of cholesterol, geese have 1,227mg per egg.
 

BReeder!

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Eggs are so funny that way. Remember when they where the enemy. "Dont eat them so bad for you, eat this nasty substitute." Well cholesterol or no, duck eggs do have more fat. So not looking to start eating them everyday.
Ironically, I am not at all worried about the fat. Eating fat doesn't make you fat. Excessive carbs make you fat, my keg belly knows that too well.
 

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