The oral surgeon who works in my office walked in today and said, “I brought you some duck eggs!” I thought he was kidding at first, and since Easter passed recently, I thought he was bringing me some Easter eggs. With a puzzled look, I opened the container that he handed me and low and behold…four big, beautiful duck eggs!
I know what you all are thinking…that the container has chickens on it!
Well, he just put them in a regular chicken egg container to transport them safely to their final destination. I am very grateful and somewhat puzzled at how I am going to prepare these eggs. Can anybody give me a suggestion?!
I looked on Pinterest and found some interesting info about duck eggs, so I thought I would share it!
9 things to know about duck eggs by Heather Jackson
- Duck eggs vary in color. Don’t be alarmed if you get a gray one, or one that will not wash up to the clean white you were expecting. That’s just the nature of the egg.
- Duck eggs are sought out by cancer patients because, unlike chicken eggs, they help create an alkaline environment in your body.
- Duck eggs are generally larger than chicken eggs. If you get particularly large ones, you may have to adjust your recipe accordingly.
- Duck eggs taste similar to chicken eggs, but the flavor is slightly richer and deeper. Also, the yolks can also be a darker orange color than you expect.
- Many people with egg allergies are actually only allergic to chicken eggs and can tolerate duck eggs without a problem. (Of course if you have a severe allergy, don’t try this without talking to your doctor!)
- Duck eggs are excellent in baked goods and are prized by many bakers for the additional “lift” they give to breads and cakes!
- Duck eggs have very thick shells that are harder to crack than chicken eggs. The harder shells help the eggs stay fresh longer than chicken eggs.
- Duck eggs can be very expensive in stores, but you can usually get them for a reasonable price if you find a farmer who raises ducks. (Yet another reason to make friends with your farmer!)
- Duck eggs beat chicken eggs in almost every nutritional category and are a powerhouse addition to your diet!
I’ll let you know what I do with the duck eggs and how it turns out!
Have a wonderful weekend!