I found a place today where I can get duck eggs, but I want to know more about them first. I've only ever had chicken eggs, and fish roe. No other eggs to base it off of. What is the taste I can expect. I've read the taste is "stronger", but I don't really know in what way.
The taste isn't all that different, but, there is MUCH more yolk compared to a chicken egg, so some people can't handle them over easy or poached. Scrambled alone or with a chicken egg seems to be a favorite. The texture is different due to the much lower water content. My kids love gooey fried eggs, so they were a hit in our house. Good for you for trying a new food! It's surprising to me how many people won't even try a duck egg.
I love them. They're richer than chicken eggs, and if the ducks have access to a -real- pond, with water plants, the yolks will be such a dark yellow that they're almost golden orange! We love them cooked over-medium, on top of sweet potato-corned beef hash. YUUUMM.
I had ducks for a while, for the eggs and for the pure joy of them on the pond. (Honestly, I don't think there's another animal so happy as a duck in water... maybe otters.) The eggs were fantastic, just bigger and more firm. The shell is much harder. You really have to crack them hard. My husband only liked them scrambled up, but I loved them fried, too.
I find that the taste and texture of the yolk is quite different than chicken egg yolk. They are somehow heavier than chicken eggs and don't taste as good, in my opinion. I do still eat (pastured) duck eggs but not for pleasure of it - I do it primarily because ducks pasture much better than chickens, taking a higher percentage of their food from grass and bugs. I find it's best to eat them soft boiled and I often mix the liquid yolk in with a salad to make a richer dressing.
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