Eating duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AppleHen, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. AppleHen

    AppleHen In the Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    I am curious what the differences are between duck eggs vs. chicken eggs? (nutrition, taste, etc) And also are duck eggs better for certain recipes?
    Thanks for any duck egg info you can give me! [​IMG]
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I hard boiled some of mine and they were really good! I haven't tried them scrambled or fried yet though.
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The yolks are bigger and they taste richer than chicken eggs. I scramble and hard boil them and use them to make quiche and omelets. Yummmm
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I personally can't tell a difference between the two when it comes to taste. My husband thinks they are richer and have more flavor than chicken eggs.

    They do look and feel different than chicken eggs. The shells are more opaque than chicken eggs, and are harder to crack. The eggs I get from my Cayuga feel like they have a waxy coating on them. When you crack them open, they smell a bit different than chicken eggs.

    Duck eggs are the best for baking. They make things lighter and fluffier. Belgian waffles made with duck eggs are fabulous, as are chocolate chip cookies.

    Duck eggs have a bit more fat and cholesterol than chicken eggs.
  5. GrannySue

    GrannySue Songster

    Right now I'm more likely to use duck eggs than chicken eggs if I eat them due to a surplus of duck eggs and a demand for chicken eggs which I sell as "farm gate produce".
    I'm about to offer duck eggs for sale on a community group. Because of silly regulations I'll suggest they can be used as pet food or ... This is a farming community and I expect many folks will choose "or" and buy them to eat, but I'm selling them as pet food. Yes, I am. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Pet food or "hatching eggs". That is the rule here too if you sell them at farmer's markets.
  7. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I make awesome egg salad and deviled eggs out of them.
    I also have them on a fried bacon and egg sandwhich [​IMG]
  8. streemers

    streemers Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    all we eat are ducks eggs now! i think they tast the same a FRESH chicken eggs not store bought! the shell is harder to crack and i have a harder time getting the yoke and whites to blend together for scrambled eggs but boy they are a treat!
    now i really wanna try gooses eggs [​IMG]
  9. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    My mother used to use duck eggs to bake cakes. Made some great cakes!!
  10. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Why can't you sell duck eggs as eating eggs? That is so odd to me.

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