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I ate my first duck egg, it was a little strong :/

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bock, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Well, this morning I ate my first duck egg and one chicken egg. Maybe it was just because I have never eaten one before, but it seemed a little too strong for me. I guess I will just have to get used to it, because I have 9 hens! All well, I am glad I got to try something new! [​IMG] I heard they are also really good for baking, is that true. [​IMG]
  2. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Western Oregon
    I heard they are also really good for baking, is that true. [​IMG]

    I've heard the same thing from a friend of mine. Apparently the thicker texture holds things together better. And I've also heard that duck eggs are supposed to be healthier for you than chicken eggs, too. Go duckies! [​IMG]
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Duck eggs are more yolk-y than chicken eggs. Because of that, I don't care of eating them; however, the more yolk makes them great for baking!!
  4. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Duck eggs are great for baking and make great scrambled egg if you add a bit of milk and whisk it in!
  5. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Personally, I prefer duck eggs to chicken eggs, and with a little luck, my duck will soon be laying some for me [​IMG]
  6. Well, first time I scrambled up our fresh (chicken) eggs... I had gotten some chorizo (free with purchase deal) so I figured we'd try it... ANYWHO Hubby's response was "I don't know if it's just because I was expecting it or not, but these taste very eggy to me"

    Tasted weird to me, but that was the chorizo.. boiled, scrambled, fried... they've all tasted normal to me... and to the kids... In laws mentioned in reference to the eggs and/or strawberry jam I sent (donno if just eggs, just jam or both) ... "I'd forgotten how GOOD food used to taste!" A pretty good compliment IMHO. [​IMG]

    Anywho, that's the only experience I've got... and that was chicken, not duck, eggs... so *passes salt cellar*
  7. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Songster

    Jul 12, 2010
    Maui, Hawaii
    As far as eating the duck eggs, taste is too strong for me too, the protein is too high and leaves a funky taste afterwards. However, I do love to bake with them, best eggs to bake with. I do alot of baking and everyone always asks for the recipes, its the duck eggs that make them taste so wonderful!
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Same here. I save all duck eggs for baking and giving away for extras when I sell my eggs! tooo strong and thick [​IMG] for over easy eggs!!!
  9. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Keep in mind that fresh food will always taste much stronger and richer than anything you can buy in a store. And sometimes that takes a little getting used to, lol! Duck eggs are firmer than chicken eggs, and slightly richer, but other than that, I can't tell much difference between them and farm fresh chicken eggs. However, I do prefer them and won't ever go back to chicken again.

    As for baking, my friend who is a personal chef and buys a lot of my eggs (about a dozen a week on average) LOVES them for her baking. The proteins are different and give a higher loft to the baked goods. She couldn't believe how her angel food cake came out the first time she used duck eggs.

    For me, it's gotten to the point that I simply can't order eggs when I'm out at a restaurant because they are so icky--pale, watery, tasteless things that make me want to gag. I guess if I were growing all my own food, I probably wouldn't be able to stand to eat anything else, lol.

    Anyway--I hope the flavor grows on you. If not, they can always be used in recipes, and your family will be healthier for it!

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