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What about other eggs besides chicken?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Duck, quail, ostrich, emu....??????

Do you ever make paleo-style food from other eggs besides chicken? What would you recommend?

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on January 30, 2012
at 11:35 PM

I remember disliking the stronger flavor of duck eggs as a kid, and they were free range like our chickens were. I wonder if I would notice the difference as an adult.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on January 30, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I tried duck eggs before, fried them. Didn't work out well and I hadn't tried them since. I may have to try them again with a different prep, or maybe as ingredients for another dish.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

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on January 30, 2012
at 11:00 PM

hard=far..............rough day!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 26, 2010
at 04:20 AM

It may even depend on what they have eaten I guess.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on September 24, 2010
at 10:58 PM

Oh yeah!! UZURA! There's an awesome yakitori (PALEO!) restaurant nearby me in San Diego that serves skewers of hard-boiled quail eggs, roasted over Japanese hardwood coals! MMMMMMMMMMM!!!! http://www.yelp.com/biz/yakitori-yakyudori-san-diego

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on September 24, 2010
at 03:36 PM

That's interesting - the goose eggs I've had just tasted like really good chicken eggs to me, but then, I never cook them by themselves - usually with some bacon or sausage - so maybe the full flavor is masked.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 24, 2010
at 03:08 PM

Great pic Kim! The flavour of goose or duck eggs is much stronger than chicken eggs and may not appeal to many people.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 24, 2010
at 02:57 PM

NYC Union Square Market and LES Whole Foods carry quail, ostrich, duck, and emu. Quail is good, but I bought an ostrich egg once and it was gross (and expensive!).

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:40 PM

I see they are served at the fattycrab.com in NYC with shrimp or salmon added. See the quail shooters.

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0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

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on September 24, 2010
at 02:47 PM

Goose eggs are great! They're the equivalent of about 3 regular chicken eggs, and I understand that chefs love them, because of their lower water content.

Paleos living around the Austin/San Antonio area can get goose eggs through Greenling.com. You can also get duck eggs, but I haven't tried them yet. You have to spend a minimum of $25, but delivery is free, and they'll leave a crate of organic/local foods (eggs, milk, cheese, meats, fruits/veg) on your doorstep.

The difference between chicken egg yolks and a goose egg yolk:

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78407)

on September 24, 2010
at 03:08 PM

Great pic Kim! The flavour of goose or duck eggs is much stronger than chicken eggs and may not appeal to many people.

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on September 24, 2010
at 03:36 PM

That's interesting - the goose eggs I've had just tasted like really good chicken eggs to me, but then, I never cook them by themselves - usually with some bacon or sausage - so maybe the full flavor is masked.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78407)

on September 26, 2010
at 04:20 AM

It may even depend on what they have eaten I guess.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 30, 2012
at 11:35 PM

I remember disliking the stronger flavor of duck eggs as a kid, and they were free range like our chickens were. I wonder if I would notice the difference as an adult.

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02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on September 24, 2010
at 02:20 PM

Quail eggs you should be able to find in Asian grocery stores. I get duck and goose eggs from my mother-in-law. Goose eggs are have a big yolk, even relative to their greater size. They're rich and delicious. In China duck eggs are usually just eaten boiled. They don't seem to fry as well. I recall a recipe from a restaurant from the Spanish Basque country that combines duck egg, sausage, and mushrooms, boiled wrapped in plastic wrap.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on January 30, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I tried duck eggs before, fried them. Didn't work out well and I hadn't tried them since. I may have to try them again with a different prep, or maybe as ingredients for another dish.

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on September 24, 2010
at 01:37 PM

I say any and all eggs are fair game if you can find 'em. I imagine duck & quail eggs shouldn't be too hard to find.

I had Balut one time in Chinatown, Honolulu HI. Imagine a hard-boiled egg, but with a partially developed duck embryo inside. Quite a delicacy in the Philippines & Thailand.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on September 24, 2010
at 02:45 PM

I love raw quail egg yolk (urza?) on top of tobiko at sushi time.

I see that I am lusting after raw quail eggs with fish topped-in ala http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/recipes/smoked-salmon-and-quail-egg-shooters-1938248.html

I've been craving raw eggs, but have concerns about the safety... The above link suggests dipping the eggs in boiling water for 20 seconds for safety.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

(970)

on September 24, 2010
at 10:58 PM

Oh yeah!! UZURA! There's an awesome yakitori (PALEO!) restaurant nearby me in San Diego that serves skewers of hard-boiled quail eggs, roasted over Japanese hardwood coals! MMMMMMMMMMM!!!! http://www.yelp.com/biz/yakitori-yakyudori-san-diego

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on January 31, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I haven't had a goose egg since I was a kid, but grew up on pastured chicken eggs. I don't think I liked goose eggs back then, I remember thinking they were off and the adults laughing and gobbling up what I didn't eat... they were very "eggy" like the flavor of raw whites only really, really strong. But then again, I didn't like a lot of the "farm food" my dad and grandfather ate, like pickled beefheart, tongue (on saltines), liver and onions, chitlins, etc... and while I still dislike pickled offal, I love cooking it and eating it... still can't do chitlins or kidneys though... they smell like poop and/or pee.

Today, I really, really like duck eggs sunny-side up, and occasional quail eggs. When I make Scotch Eggs for party food, I will make them with quail eggs as they seem to end up perfectly toothpick-sized. .. but a bit of a surprise for those assuming they were standard cocktail meatballs!

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on January 31, 2012
at 01:49 PM

Duck eggs, Silkie eggs and Turkey Yum!

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on January 30, 2012
at 11:00 PM

turkey eggs are the best i have had so hard......super intense, dense yolk and meaty whites

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

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on January 30, 2012
at 11:00 PM

hard=far..............rough day!

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 24, 2010
at 12:53 PM

Unfortunately here in NYC the only eggs usually available in groceries and even at farmers' markets are plain old chicken eggs.

I have found araucana chicken eggs, but alas theyre still chickens.

At my local market i asked the duck purveyor if they'd ever bring eggs and they said no, unfortunately. Same for the turkey seller (though to be honest ive never heard of eating turkey eggs but i figured what the hell).

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 24, 2010
at 02:40 PM

I see they are served at the fattycrab.com in NYC with shrimp or salmon added. See the quail shooters.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 24, 2010
at 02:57 PM

NYC Union Square Market and LES Whole Foods carry quail, ostrich, duck, and emu. Quail is good, but I bought an ostrich egg once and it was gross (and expensive!).

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