I found a local source of eggs in Valparaiso, Indiana. It's an on your honor type deal. So I stopped by after work and found all that was left was a half dozen duck eggs with $2.50 written on the side. So I figured let's try duck eggs.
They are huge. Above is a picture of a chicken egg next to one of the duck eggs. I put up a plea on FaceBook asking for suggestions on what to do my new acquisition. A friend suggested this link from The New Agrarian.There is information on cooking, frying and baking with duck eggs.
|Chocolate chip cookies made with a duck egg.|
As for nutrition, how do duck and chicken eggs compare? The average duck egg has 130 calories, 9.5 grams of fat and 9 grams of protein. An extra large jumbo chicken egg (which is about the same size as a duck egg) has 90 calories, 6 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein. If you want to compare more eggs check out this link that compares the nutrition of many eggs including: duck, chicken, goose, quail and turkey.
And here are some Duck Egg Recipes to get the ideas flowing:
Purple sprouting broccoli with prosciutto duck egg
Fresh fettuccine with ricotta, spring onions and fried duck egg
Tonight Jeff is making Old Country Pie (basically a vegetarian shepard's pie) from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. He used one duck egg in place of the two chicken eggs. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. Here's a picture of the pie before it went in the oven: