Saturday, May 21, 2011

Duck Eggs???

Pin It Now! Last week I posted about some lovely quail eggs that I bought at the Farmers Market.  The next trip there I found myself staring at some very large eggs amongst the quail and chicken eggs.  "What are those?" I asked the guy.  "Duck eggs."  Huh.  "Okay, I'll take 4."




Can you guess?  Which is the chicken, which is the duck?


Now here I am with 4 duck eggs and no idea what to do with them.  Off to the internet I go!

 Here's what I found out:
"the yolks of duck eggs have more fat and the whites more protein than those of chicken eggs, and you need to take these differences into account when cooking. Somewhat gentler cooking is the key."


"You can do anything with a duck egg that you do with a chicken egg. Duck eggs are less watery than chicken eggs, so overcooking them can render them rubbery. Duck eggs are excellent for baking. Due to their high protein content, duck eggs make cakes rise high and stay that way, while their high fat content gives baked goods a richer taste and color. The size difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs should be taken into account. Some bakers use 1 duck egg for every 2 chicken eggs called for. Duck egg whites are harder to whip than the chicken variety. Adding a little acid, in the form of lemon juice, will help whip them into shape."
  • So the hubby and I decided just to fry up our eggs...
    You can see the size difference between the duck egg and the chicken egg.  The duck egg was also much whiter than the chicken.


    We served the egg on a piece of toast with a slice of American cheese.  I kept the yolk extra runny for the hubby (his preference).  


    First Impression:
    These were delicious!!!  So creamy in taste.  Not gamey at all (like some posts stated)  And if you love the yolk, these are the eggs for you!  Pleasantly surprised and so happy we decided to try these.  I'll be getting more at the farmer's market tomorrow!

    Nutrition Info:  Duck Egg
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    1 egg (70.0 g)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories
    130
    Calories from Fat
    87
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat
    9.6g
    15%
    Saturated Fat
    2.6g
    13%
    Polyunsaturated Fat
    0.9g
    Monounsaturated Fat
    4.6g
    Cholesterol
    619mg
    206%
    Sodium
    102mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrates
    1.0g
    0%
    Sugars
    0.7g
    Protein
    9.0g
    Vitamin A 9%Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 4%Iron 15%
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet


    Chicken Egg:
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    1 medium (44.0 g)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories
    63
    Calories from Fat
    39
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat
    4.4g
    7%
    Saturated Fat
    1.4g
    7%
    Polyunsaturated Fat
    0.6g
    Monounsaturated Fat
    1.7g
    Cholesterol
    186mg
    62%
    Sodium
    62mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrates
    0.3g
    0%
    Sugars
    0.3g
    Protein
    5.5g
    Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 2%Iron 4%
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet




2 comments:

will b said...

say that if they do mostly foraging- will taste dirty- but if you feed them std fowl food as well, eggs should be delicious

Click and Cook said...

they were wonderful! really loved them!

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