They just don't know what they are missing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Darklingstorm, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get anyone to try a duck egg for breakfast. I get looks of shock, (I can't believe you would eat that..kind of look). I try to reassure them that it good and isn't much different then chicken eggs but no deal.
    Oh well, guess DH,DS and I will just have to enjoy them all by ourselves.
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean friends, neighbors, work colleagues etc? They sure are missing out!!!

    What about making a cake or custard tart with duck eggs and telling them they were duck eggs AFTER they have eaten and pronounced the cake delicious [​IMG]

    Duck eggs are the best!!! [​IMG]

    Ps. I think we need more duck smilies....
     
  3. fisharescary

    fisharescary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was gonna suggest the cake thing too-but even if you told them beforehand it might still make it less frightening for them all mixed in and baked. It's silly, but I was sort of one of those people. I knew they'd be fine to eat, I wanted to try them, but I was afraid they'd taste strange and I wouldn't like them (and then I couldn't justify getting ducks!). So I started with pancakes, and they were fine, so I told myself "all right, they can't be awful." then I moved up to a breakfast sandwhich made with thick bread and sharp cheddar, and that was fine, and then I was finally ready to try one on its own!

    If you're not gonna tell them, go about it casually. Just leave the cake out somewhere with a note to 'help yourself.' If anyone asks, you'll have to admit there are duck eggs-even when you find it silly, you've gotta respect what other adults choose to eat or not. No all-out lying, ok? It's a small difference, but if it's something that really matters to them, they'll ask. As a vegetarian, if I eat something without asking and it turns out there's meat in it, it's my own dang fault. Now, if someone tells me it's meat -free and I eat it but there really is meat in it...I'd be so angry. See what I'm saying?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ain't it something? Here in New England, many people - especially those with family from other countries - love duck eggs. But there are a few who won't even try them.

    More for me!
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, more for you! I boil them and make deviled eggs to take to group events. They always get lots of oo's and aah's, and there are never any left at the end. I think some people just think they are giant chicken eggs and then, when they finally ask or I overhear them talking about the eggs, I let them in on the secret, and they're amazed.

    'Taint nothing better than deviled duck eggs!
     

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