Older then 7 days they are still excellent in baking and recipes, but the whites are a little rubbery.Closer to 21 days old, you need to be mindful that some duck eggs could be turning bad. We love our homegrown chicken eggs, and I don’t think I could bring myself to eat a pale yellow plate of scrambled eggs in a restaurant. The whites of duck eggs have more protein than those of chicken eggs, so fried they are not quite as tender; but I find the difference to be slight for reasonably sized eggs. Had no idea of what to do with an egg! Making quiches. This would be the only way I can ship large amounts of duck eggs and insure to the buyer that they are fresh.Be aware that many shippers of duck eggs do not ship fresh duck eggs. Eggs are eggs when it comes to cooking them. CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. Protein at its best, it seems! So much for my science experiment. Many people recommend steam-frying duck eggs, frying them briefly then adding a bit of water to the pan and covering it until they are cooked through. First each egg should be checked by cracking open in a small clear glass bowl. They are excellent in everything we have baked with them, and we bake a lot. The whites should be a clear white and no odor. I pride myself on shipping extremely fast and fresh.Duck eggs can be used for any number of cooking methods. We were always told that duck eggs make the best cakes, and they were sought after by the famous cake makers in the village! sara @ farmingfriends. Making lemon curd. /* 486x60ffcolours */ For super-jumbo eggs, you may find steam-frying necessary, but frankly if you have to resort to steam-frying I think you should just make an omelet. Scrambling. Recipes assume large eggs, and you can substitute a large duck egg (two ounces or so) for a large chicken egg. I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs and use them in cooking and baking. Then I hard-cooked a few, and the whites were white (whiter than chicken eggs, in fact) and the yolks were orange. I prefer mine fried in bacon fat, but butter is fine. You can cook duck eggs any way you can hens’ eggs, only bear in mind that because they are larger they will take a bit longer to cook; and because of the lower water content, when you fry them you need to ensure you don’t over cook them or they will become rubbery. The farmingfriends website was set up at the end of 2006 and started as a diary of daily life on the farm but has grown into an online magazine and forum community packed with information, resources and products relating to farming, keeping livestock, food and nature. They are excellent in everything we have baked with them, and we bake a lot. Somewhat gentler cooking is the key. Duck eggs are slightly larger than chicken eggs, so it’s going to take a little while longer to cook them than chicken eggs. google_ad_client = "pub-8144751098782117"; All content copyright ©2002–2018 by David Walbert unless otherwise noted. For larger recipes, weigh the eggs after cracking. (Medium eggs should sit a minute less, jumbos a minute more.) Your video and photos of the fox are amazing. Up to jumbo size (2.5 ounces) will fry just fine. Once you get them frothy, however, they beat up fairly easily. Meet the animals and harvest the information without getting your hands dirty! Kind regards Closer to 21 days old, you need to be mindful that some duck eggs could be turning bad. But because it’s larger and has a higher fat content, a recipe designed for a chicken egg won’t always work with a duck egg substitution. I have acquired repeat dedicated duck egg customers because according to them, I am the only one that ships duck eggs very fresh, and sad to say, in the past other shippers have sent them half bad duck eggs.I hope this informaion helps you! It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming. How to cook duck eggs. Frying for a cooked breakfast or egg and chips. A hen egg can’t touch it! Duck eggs will last up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. This means lighter, higher cakes. I will add egg mayo to my list. Best Wishes All rights reserved, but I'm generally pretty nice about sharing, so feel free to ask. Thank you! Hi Sara, You just solved several mysteries for us . But there are differences: 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. Great ideas for using duck eggs…thank you for those , I hope all your poultry are well secured…in case Foxy’s around…, http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2010/03/fantastic-mr-fox.html, Hi Mopsa, My husband has had ducks before, but this is a first for me. As soon as the water boils, remove the pot from the heat and let stand 12 minutes for large eggs. I always substitute one for one of the eggs and the batter is richer in both colour and texture and the taste is enhanced as well! You can fry duck eggs just like chicken eggs, provided they aren’t huge. Cooking with duck eggs doesn’t call for a major revision in technique. You can cook duck eggs the same way you’d cook any other egg; there’s nothing a chicken egg can do that a duck egg can’t. //-->. Making omelettes. Here are the standard weights for large chicken eggs: A few words on beating egg whites: it takes a bit more work to break the gel when beating whites of duck eggs. Baking cakes – blueberry muffins. Because the whites of duck eggs have more protein than those of chicken eggs, they will whip up higher when beaten and create more loft in cakes. !. Very fresh eggs will "stand up" in the pan: both the white and yolk will stay more compact and spread less when cracked. How to tell if your eggs are fresh !!!!! Helene, Hi Wildlife Gardener,