I was late to the farm market but needed eggs, so I made a bee-line to vendors that carried eggs. Well, they didn’t have any chicken eggs but they had duck eggs. So I bought 3 dozen because I was in dire need. I inquired as to the difference between duck and chicken eggs and found out a few things.
- Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs.
- The ratio of yolk to white in duck eggs are larger (more yolk and less white) than in chicken eggs.
- The shells are pretty strong, and harder to crack which means they last a little longer before going bad.
- The eggs are a little richer because of the extra amount of yolk. I have heard that they are better in cakes but I haven’t tried them.
- Nutritionally they are close however, a duck egg has twice as much cholesterol.
I’ve used the eggs in fritattas, and on over easy. I can tell the difference in the over easy due to the larger more rich yolk but in the fritatta or scrambled it wasn’t as noticeable. Cook gently, I noticed that it tends to get dried out if cooked too quickly.Diana
My tip is to – dehydrate the stems, pulse them in the small food processor until they are a powder. I use the mushroom powder in gravies, sauces, meatloaf, or in a meat rub. They could be added to your deviled eggs, or if you make home made cheese. A little bit of extra earthy flavor sprinkled in, on or around whatever you like. I have a jar I keep in my cabinet near the stove to sprinkle as needed. Magic Mushroom Powder – try it out.Diana
This is a repeat of a conversation with my husband and inspired today’s post…
Conversation at dinner with my husband:
Me: The croquettes are really good.
The Man: The what?
Me: The croquettes.
The Man: The what?
Me: The chicken balls.
The Man: Oh I didn’t know what you were talking about.
According to the online dictionary:
[kroh-ket] noun –
a small cake or ball of minced meat, poultry, or fish, or of rice, potato, or other food, often coated with beaten egg and bread crumbs, and fried in deep fat.
Not to be confused with……
[kroh-key; Brit. kroh-key, -kee]-
a game played by knocking wooden balls through metal wickets with mallets.