Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by KARy408, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. KARy408

    KARy408 Chirping

    Aug 18, 2014
    Livermore, CA
    This is a call to all the foodies out there! It seems to me there are far too few people eating duck eggs these days (at least here in the US). I don't think most people realize how amazingly delicious they are. So, I want to start an #eatmoreduckeggs movement, and I thought this might be a good place to get things going.

    How are you eating your duck eggs? What do you like or dislike about them? Have you found any recipes that are better or worse with duck eggs? Any amazing tips to share?

    Personally I find that poached and boiled duck eggs really shine!

    I'll eat them just about any way, but I do think they taste the most different from chicken eggs fried- not bad just firmer around the whites. Overall though I think the yokes are richer and lend a more luscious texture to however you're using them.

    I made an egg salad this weekend using 2 chicken and 4 duck eggs that was fantastic! I did have to leave the duck eggs in the water a bit longer than the chicken eggs, since they're larger.

    I also made chocolate chip cookies and noticed they came out "fluffier" than when I make the same recipe with chicken eggs. Tried to capture it here:

    The mayo we made with Duck yokes is out-of-this world! It took us 3 attempts to finally get it right, but I think that was due more to my husband's insistence on "cheating" with a food processor. Once we gave in to old fashion elbow grease and broke out the wisk, it came together perfectly! Look how yellow it is compared to the commercial stuff!

    Anyway, what do you all think? I'd love to hear how you are using your eggs and see your pics! Let's all eat more duck eggs!

  2. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chirping

    Jul 9, 2014
    Bigfork, Montana
    I ended up with a few ducks. I intended to eat them, but not long after I got them home they started laying. Since my chickens weren't laying yet, I decided to keep the ducks for a bit. I had never had duck eggs previously. To be honest, aside from a larger yolk, I can't tell the difference between duck and chicken eggs. They taste the same to me. I was a bit reluctant to eat the duck eggs at first, just because I thought they would taste weird or something, but now I grab them without a second thought.
  3. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    Intended to eat my ducks too, but I'm going to keep all the hens (& 1 drake ) now so I will be eating duck eggs as soon as they start laying. Got to say I'm a little weirded out, but the above posts make me think "duh it's just an egg"
    I'll still be hesitant though, like a little kid. Ha!
    I'll post back once I eat some.

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