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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 5th Sep 17, 9:02 PM
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    Duck Eggs
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    Duck Eggs 5th Sep 17 at 9:02 PM
    A local independent shop has started selling duck eggs

    I love fried duck eggs on toast or in a sandwich.

    Does anyone else buy them and how do you eat/use yours?
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 5th Sep 17, 9:23 PM
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    Absolutely love them, DH introduced me to them and they taste like I remember eggs tasting.

    I tend to fry or boil for egg mayo, or part of a salad.

    I've only ever found them for sale of honesty boxes and a welsh farm. Down south I've only ever seen them in C0stco as "posh eggs" and they don't cut it as the same..
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 5th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
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    I can't believe my luck that I have found somewhere local to get them, previously I only saw them occasionally when out and about on travels.

    To me they have much more flavour and I love the huge yolks.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 5th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    Scrambled in a frying pan with just butter and then salt and pepper.

    They're available during the Summer from supermarkets as well as smaller places because Ducks don't go in for that battery cage nonsense or fall for the artificial day length trick that chickens do, so go off lay when Nature dictates it.
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 5th Sep 17, 9:50 PM
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    I've never seen them in the supermarkets around here.
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    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 6th Sep 17, 7:44 AM
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    Duck eggs are the BEST for pastry!

    Mum makes the shortest, richest melt-in-the-mouthiest pastry for mince pies with duck eggs!
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 6th Sep 17, 7:51 AM
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    DH and I love them and used to get them as a treat from Waitrose. However we cooked one for DS1 a few months back and he went into anaphylactic shock, which has never happened with a chicken egg I have no idea what's in them that's different, but I won't buy them anymore.
    • t14cy t
    • By t14cy t 6th Sep 17, 7:52 AM
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    im lucky enough that I have fresh duck eggs as I still have 2 lovely old gals, one of whom still lays, even though they are now 15!! use duck eggs in the same way as hens...they are much richer though so savour!! xx
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 6th Sep 17, 8:18 AM
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    We used to keep runner ducks and their eggs were brilliant for baking, presumably due to a higher fat content than hen eggs, so I've been told.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 6th Sep 17, 8:28 AM
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    Our local shop has them regularly. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of eggs myself, but OH swears by them.

    You can basically do anything that you would do with a hens egg - we've had them fried, boiled and scrambled. I don't poach them as they would be too big to fit the holes in my poaching pan, but there's no reason why you can't poach them direct in boiling water (just never a technique I've mastered). And I see no reason why you shouldn't use them for baking, provided you used a recipe that went by the weight of the eggs rather than the number.

    A word of warning though - my step-daughter had them for the first time when she came to visit and she was plagued with *ahem* wind for the rest of the day...
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Sep 17, 8:35 AM
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    We have duck eggs as often as we have hens eggs: fried, scrambled, poached, boiled. Never used them for baking though. We get them from the farm down the road.

    My wife recently pickled a few. I haven't tried them yet.

    I saw these for sale in a market in Australia. Might need a bigger egg cup.

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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 6th Sep 17, 9:16 AM
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    this older thread has some fab ideas as well!

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    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 6th Sep 17, 10:49 AM
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    I too use duck eggs just as hen's and they are great, very tasty.

    However, a general warning: the shells are more porous than hen's eggs, and slightly more likely to let an infection through. If you gather your own, and know they are very fresh it doesn't apply. But I don't give 'soft' or raw duck eggs to anyone vulnerable (very young, very old, frail or otherwise ill in some way).
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 6th Sep 17, 6:13 PM
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    Duck eggs make very nice custard.
    • Ballymackeonan
    • By Ballymackeonan 7th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
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    My country aunt used to win the sponge cake section at the local WI - her secret was that she used duck eggs!

    I used to have to hunt for them, now a stallholder in the local market has them regularly - I use them in a lot of things, or sometimes just boiled!
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