Would a Duck Egg Count As 2 Chicken Eggs In A Recipe?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Chickie Mamma, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I've been wondering if a Large duck egg would be the same as 2 chicken eggs in a recipe?
     
  2. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    That is what I do!
    Brenda
     
  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I've wondered that same thing! So would a bantam egg count as half? or 3/4?
     
  4. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Thanks.. duck eggs would generally taste the same as the chicken eggs right? My DH couldn't tell the difference when they were scrambled other than they were fresh.
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I think I would just use 2 bantam eggs. Some recipes require "large" eggs. Those, I would use 2 bantam eggs for 1 large egg. I couldn't imagine trying to get a 3/4 of an egg.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would count one duck egg from my khaki as 2 chicken eggs.
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Thanks.. I have a Cayuga and a White Crested and the eggs are HUGE! So I will use one of those in place of the 2 chicken eggs! I just didn't know if the yolks would be the issue. The duck egg yolks are large but I don't know if it would equal 2 chicken yolks.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Guess which one is the duck egg [​IMG]
     
  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Do you have a small kitchen or diet scale available? I weight eggs of "usual" sizes to make them work out in recipes correctly. In most recipes, size large is assumed.

    Here are weight standards...
    Jumbo - 30 oz per dozen / 2.5 oz per egg
    Extra Large - 27 oz per dozen / 2.25 oz per egg
    Large - 24 oz per dozen / 2.0 oz per egg
    Medium - 21 oz per dozen / 1.75 oz per egg
    Small - 18 oz per dozen / 1.5 oz per egg
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Thanks for the measurements! This will come in handy.. [​IMG]
     

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