Taste Test

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katharinad, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Today was duck egg test eating day for my husband. I was familiar with duck eggs from years ago, but he never had duck eggs in his life. So he wanted to scramble two samples. One with duck eggs and one with chicken eggs from the store. We were standing at the stove cooking them side by side, because he wanted to see the difference. Obviously the whites and yolks where thicker, and the color was so much better too. After cooking we served them onto two plates each with half chicken and half duck scramble next to each other.

    The taste test began. First the chicken egg and then the duck egg. Then forwards and backwards....
    The verdict, he no longer wants to buy chicken eggs. They were that good. [​IMG]
  2. LuckyDuck411

    LuckyDuck411 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    This makes me sooo happy! Our ducks are 17 wks and I'm soo excited for duck eggs. I've never had the chance to experience them. I promised my family at thanksgiving deviled eggs and I'd LOVE to 'surprise' them with DUCK eggs! But I'm just not sure my pekins will be laying by then. [​IMG]
  3. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    Quote:I have never had them either. And hubby refuses to try them when we get them. (But what he doesn't know won't hurt him. LOL)I'm looking forward to try them when the time comes and we start having them.
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I love our duck eggs and prefer the color and texture and taste to chicken....They are so rich and yummy and that's why you don't see many posting for our eggs.....Oops, I think I forgot to put the duck eggs out for sale again! LOL Have a blessed day nancy
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    My ducks are better layers than my hens right now so that's what we predominately use. I love my ducks and their eggs!
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Quote:We have a saying in Germany:
    Was der Bauer nicht kennt frist er nicht.
    Which translates into:
    The farmer won't forage on what he doesn't know.
    Yes, the saying does not say eat, it on purpose uses the term of an animal eating. It's an example of our dark humor we have. [​IMG]

    I'm lucky, my husband is pretty much open to try anything. He is from New Jersey and you would think he is very picky. I guess living for years in Europe had him go and try a lot of things he never had. Most of them turned out very good tasting. He says one thing you should do. Never ask what is in the food until you have tasted it. That way you never try something with a negative mind about it. That is so true, I did the same when I lived in Africa and it was always a surprises to find out what it was.

    So just slip it into his food, because I don't think we will know the difference.
  7. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Sounds yummy Kat. I can't wait to get eggs from my ducks.

    Even comparing my own chickens' eggs with shop-bought eggs shows that what you grow at home is far far better than commercial producers can supply. I will never buy eggs from a shop again, even in winter when the laying slows down a little, we just eat fewer eggs.

    I am also looking forward to baking with ducks eggs. The first thing I will try will be a Victoria sponge cake! I'm getting hungry now, lol.

    Hope my ducks don't wait until Spring to lay.... [​IMG]
  8. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2010
    central massacheezits
    Oh goodness. Aren't they delicious!! And so rich and ORANGE! We had our first ones laid a few weeks ago, and this past weekend shared them with "first timer" friends, one of whom raises her own backyard hens (and in fact recommended this site to me!) The consensus is: storebought chicken eggs are flavorless; backyard chicken eggs are like rich delicious butter; duck eggs are like CHEESE! Smooth, rich, velvety. Wonderful stuff!! Haven't baked with them yet - had a meatloaf with them in it but couldn't tell. And um. I'm sticking half a dozen in the incubator today (what's wrong with me??) [​IMG] Whoever started laying at 20 weeks, I want more of her!!
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    When we got our adult Pekin girls we got all excited the day after we got them..... 2 eggs out in the house
    I came in, frying pan ready and cooked them for hubby to eat. We both stoop and stared while they were cooking, took photos, then I sat and stared at him while he ate them. I was like WELL.....
    He loved them, it took me 3 more days to finally cook some for myself, but I made mine into an omlette at dinner time

    Congrats to your hubby
  10. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I have to say the chicken eggs we buy at walmart are not bad at all. They come from a local chicken egg farm and are pretty good. This of course varies nationwide. Same for milk, it all depends on the place they are getting it from.

    PS I mention Walmart a lot, but this is our main choice here in the boonies. We have an Albertsons and a Safeway (both are pricey), but then it pretty much ends with choices. The farmers market does not sell eggs. My husband wants to sell eggs there next year. Duck eggs that is. Hopefully it works out well.

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