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The Incredible Egg

April 9th, 2015

Most mornings I have eggs for breakfast. I eat them poached, fried, scrambled, baked into frittatas, and pretty much any other way I can think to fix them. Now that all the ducks are laying I often eat an egg from each type of bird. Muscovy eggs are really big, more like goose eggs than ducks. You can see how big the yolk is on the top egg.
On the right you can see a chicken egg and on the bottom there’s an Ancona duck egg. They’re all delicious, but I will eat choose duck eggs over chicken eggs if you have them. I still haven’t eaten the turkey egg from Sunday, perhaps I’ll crack that open later this morning. I find that the different types of eggs can taste a little different and sometimes you can tell the difference between eggs from different birds.

Have you ever eaten duck/goose/turkey eggs?

10 Comments to “The Incredible Egg”
  1. kristin @ going country on April 9, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Not such a fan of the duck, goose, or turkey eggs for eating. But they do make the best custards and puddings.

    We have twelve Khaki Campbell ducklings in our cellar right now. Still don’t know how many are drakes, but I think we’re going to be eating a lot of pudding starting around September. :-)

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  2. Tom Wolfe on April 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I like seagull eggs, which I’ve harvested from rocky little islands while paddling my canoe in northern Saskatchewan. They look a lot like your turkey egg photos and take up half the pan! And they have a wonderful taste and texture.

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    • Susy on April 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Sound wonderful!

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  3. Canned Quilter on April 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

    We have eaten guinea eggs and find they taste similar to chicken and quail eggs are great for pickling. My mother always baked with her duck and goose eggs because they were so rich.

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    • Susy on April 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

      I love guinea eggs and can’t wait for them to start laying!

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  4. Kyle on April 9, 2015 at 10:33 am

    The best quiche I have ever made was from duck eggs. (Swoon)

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  5. Mich on April 9, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Duck eggs I love for baking.
    Have eaten duck, hen, guinea fowl, quail eggs and gulls eggs…
    Never tried turkey eggs tho..

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  6. Nebraska Dave on April 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Susy, I don’t know if I have or not. Having been on many short term mission trips with church groups, I’ve eat plenty of things that I didn’t really know what it was. Some were egg dishes that tasted a little different so maybe I have. My uncle did have guineas so I suspect we maybe had some at breakfast but he had chickens too so they would have been mixed together. We had ducks and geese when I was under eight years old and as far as I know we didn’t eat those eggs straight up but I suspect maybe Mom used them in the baking and cooking.

    Have a great Maine egg day.

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  7. Robin on April 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I haven’t eaten a goose egg but if given the chance, I would. And now I’m thinking about gull eggs…

    We are having duck eggs and ham from our red pig for supper tonight. I could seriously eat eggs and ham or steak for supper two or three times a week and not tire of it. Gotta love fresh eggs!

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  8. Marcia on April 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    We used to raise geese and I have fond memories of geese eggs for breakfast on school mornings. The yolks were so big that you could dunk two whole slices of toast. Mmmmmm

    I buy duck eggs at the farmer’s market every now and then but I’ve never found geese eggs.

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