Thursday, April 7, 2011
because the duck experiment turned out so well, I couldn't resist continuing the duck theme, and so picked up a box of Russ and Laurie's duck eggs when I saw them in the cooler with the chicken eggs at the Northwest Seafood Market pickup site.
Googling, I find that duck eggs are larger and richer than chicken eggs, and the shells are harder to crack. After using the duck eggs in a scrumptious omelette, and in another berry flaugnarde, I can attest that both facts are true. I honestly think one duck egg is equal to two chicken eggs. Easy.
As well, duck eggs are supposed to perform exceptionally well in baking, possibly due to their extra rich quality. I plan to use them in a grain-free bread or pancake recipe to see if the higher rise and better texture claims are true.
The duck eggs are available for $4.75 a dozen in the cooler at Northwest Seafood Market in Richland, but if there aren't any there, contact Russ at his website.
Update: Due to job changes and a relocation, Russ will be shutting down his farm after the winter egg subscriptions end later this month. As long as the eggs are available, they'll be in the cooler at Northwest Seafood Market. Contact Russ if you need the details to order and pick up meat chickens, which will be processed next weekend. Wow, I'll really miss Russ and Laurie's wonderful products. My deepest gratitude and best wishes to you in this next adventure in life!