People talk about ducks eggs like they're a delicacy. What the duck is so great about them?!
Besides the fact that ducks are filthy little quackers, their EGGS are packed with nutrition inside those big-ass, rock-hard shells....
Duck eggs are filthy. DUCKS are filthy. Sometimes they lay eggs in the MUD. When I say mud, I mean poop.
In between breast-feedings, I decided I MUST tape 67 eggs to the table in the shape of a heart. I wanted to take an epic egg vignette picture, so I scrubbed those poopy eggs til they shined like the top of the Chrysler Building. It took me 3 hours to scrub and tape....
Epic? Or, too much time on my hands?
Duck eggs will stay fresher longer than chicken eggs because of their thicker shell. We had two dozen in the fridge for what seemed like months! We just recently threw them out because we assumed they had gone bad. Only 1 was bad.... I DO remember stuffing leftovers on top of them and hearing a crack, woops. The recommended shelf (refrigerator shelf) life is 6 weeks.
Duck eggs are UGE! <---Trump pun. He he.... But really tho, they are big eggs. Our Buff Orpington chickens lay big eggs that are comparable, but normally duck eggs are boss. This makes their nutritional content higher and more desirable than chicken eggs. The only downside I found with duck eggs is their considerably higher cholesterol content.
I can tell if my BF is trying to pull the wool over my eyes and cooking me a duck egg instead of a chicken egg. I personally prefer the taste of chicken eggs over duck eggs. Duck eggs taste richer, eggier. The yolk of a duck egg is brighter and larger than a chicken egg. When the whites of a duck egg fry, they look whiter and cleaner than chicken eggs. Over-frying a duck egg can make it rubbery.
Duck eggs have more albumen, or whites of the egg. I've always heard that duck eggs were good for baking because they make the food fluffier. Have you ever made a meringue with egg whites and sugar? Me neither, but I've seen Martha do it a 100 times. The more egg whites, the fluffier your cakes and baked goods will be. If I'm ever caught baking something, which is rare, I will use a duck egg; brownies, cookies, cake....
I hope this answered the lingering question on everyone's mind, what the duck is so gawd-damn special about duck eggs?!
Until next time,
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