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Would you, could you, eat a goose egg?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Have not yet ventured a try yet, but gal down the road selling goose eggs for $1 for a half dozen from her farm. Quick net search brings up several sites saying how very high in cholesterol each eggs is,..oooh scary,......lol

Have you had them? How do you like them?

723e9af1560a89e7d8148b386151c15d

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on November 14, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Don't like the idea of boiling someone alive very much. I'd better try a Century egg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg. I am allergic to egg white. Moreover, I can't stand it's taste at all for as far as I remember. I wonder if fermentation in century eggs will make the whites more digestible and change their taste for the better.

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on November 14, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Man that look good!

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on November 11, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I've seen ostrich eggs at the Whole Foods in Manhattan before. I think it was $26 a pop, but they looked like thy could feed about 10 people a piece.

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on November 11, 2011
at 12:34 PM

OMG that looks amazing!*Drools*

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 11, 2011
at 10:57 AM

Wanna send me some? I bet they are yummy. And filling.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on April 24, 2011
at 01:09 AM

So jealous. .

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on April 23, 2011
at 10:33 PM

+1 for the phrase "unctous deliciousness."

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on April 23, 2011
at 08:48 PM

it's certainly pleases the eye.

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on April 23, 2011
at 05:34 PM

finally got that photo to show up right...

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on April 23, 2011
at 04:50 PM

well, ask and you shall receive I suppose... my sister just gave me a couple of turkey eggs, some duck eggs and a goose egg. Poached the duck eggs yesterday over asparagus and homemade pork "sausage" patties. Soooo gooooooood.

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on April 18, 2011
at 05:48 PM

turkey eggs? ooh, please update on what those are like!

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Now I'm hungry too! Ever since I first heard about it, I've been dying to try sous vide food. Sadly it doesn't seem to be a thing here.

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on April 16, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Sous vide duck eggs or scrambled eggs must be great.

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on April 16, 2011
at 06:47 PM

you guys got me hungry - I'm getting a half dz on Monday whether we need more eggs or not ;-)

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Heh - thanks! Although this dish is so simple that it's more assembling ingredients than actually cooking. :)

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:21 PM

i like the way you cook!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:18 PM

high in cholesterol = YUMMY...not scary. The yolks are dark orange! So rich and delicious.

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:08 PM

I would like to try them. Also would like to try an Ostrich egg.

Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:43 PM

She's not in it to make money only get rid of the excess. I was buying her chicken eggs at $1 a dz but recently found out she feeds them corn. So I can buy the free range/supplemented corn fed eggs for $1 a dz or a mile the other way buy free range certified organic eggs that the chickens are fed a corn/soy free feed for $4 dz - it's been a mental/financial dilemma because we use 3 dz or so a week

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:33 PM

yeah that is cheap! I agree, buy a lot

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C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Holy goose poop, $1 for a 1/2 dozen goose eggs is crazy cheap. I paid $4 for ONE egg at my farmers market (I couldn't resist, it looked like a dinosaur egg...)

They are delicious, I'd buy all she has!

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:33 PM

yeah that is cheap! I agree, buy a lot

Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:43 PM

She's not in it to make money only get rid of the excess. I was buying her chicken eggs at $1 a dz but recently found out she feeds them corn. So I can buy the free range/supplemented corn fed eggs for $1 a dz or a mile the other way buy free range certified organic eggs that the chickens are fed a corn/soy free feed for $4 dz - it's been a mental/financial dilemma because we use 3 dz or so a week

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I would if I could! As it stands, I've only tried hen, quail and duck eggs so far. Apparently goose eggs taste very similar to duck eggs, whose yolk has a deeper, richer flavour, which stands up perfectly to asparagus. Duck eggs make a great simple summer supper that really showcases the unctous deliciousness of the yolk. Lightly fry the egg and serve over sauteed asparagus or purple sprouting broccoli stems. You can gussy up the dish by improvising with whatever you have to hand (tarragon dressing or parmesan shavings work well).

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:21 PM

i like the way you cook!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Heh - thanks! Although this dish is so simple that it's more assembling ingredients than actually cooking. :)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on April 16, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Sous vide duck eggs or scrambled eggs must be great.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on April 16, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Now I'm hungry too! Ever since I first heard about it, I've been dying to try sous vide food. Sadly it doesn't seem to be a thing here.

Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

(1055)

on April 16, 2011
at 06:47 PM

you guys got me hungry - I'm getting a half dz on Monday whether we need more eggs or not ;-)

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on April 23, 2011
at 10:33 PM

+1 for the phrase "unctous deliciousness."

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Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

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on April 18, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Got the goose eggs and got some turkey too ;-) $2.00 total! thanks for advice all!

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on April 18, 2011
at 05:48 PM

turkey eggs? ooh, please update on what those are like!

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on April 24, 2011
at 01:09 AM

So jealous. .

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on April 23, 2011
at 04:50 PM

well, ask and you shall receive I suppose... my sister just gave me a couple of turkey eggs, some duck eggs and a goose egg. Poached the duck eggs yesterday over asparagus and homemade pork "sausage" patties. Soooo gooooooood.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 11, 2011
at 10:57 AM

Wanna send me some? I bet they are yummy. And filling.

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on April 23, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Ok so here's what I did with the duck eggs I got yesterday (this was our dinner last night) - asparagus sauteed in a lot of butter, topped with homemade thai style pork "sausage patties" topped with two poached duck eggs, man were they good! Some purple potatoes boiled, topped with salt and butter. Haven't had potatoes in a while. These were super! Drank a bottle of white wine from Gascony (Ugni Blanc-Colombard), cheap but delicious. !!

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on April 23, 2011
at 05:34 PM

finally got that photo to show up right...

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on April 23, 2011
at 08:48 PM

it's certainly pleases the eye.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on November 11, 2011
at 12:34 PM

OMG that looks amazing!*Drools*

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on November 14, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Man that look good!

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on April 23, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Our local dairy and source for fresh eggs occasionally has goose eggs. They're delicious. To me it tastes like a good, pastured chicken egg -- with a bit more richness in flavor and creaminess in the yolk texture.

When we buy ours, they are $3 each. So, $1 for 1/2 dozen is a steal, if they are good, fresh goose eggs. Each one is the equivalent of about 3 to 4 chicken eggs. So, it's like getting 18 to 24 eggs for a dollar!

Here's a picture of one fried goose egg, over medium -- it's almost as big as the plate!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Some people with chicken egg allergies can tolerate both goose and duck eggs.

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:29 PM

make a really big omelette! though I'd personally try to poach it just so i could have all that rich yolk pour out, mmmmm.

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Hell yeah!! Love goose eggs, and duck eggs. drools

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on March 20, 2013
at 11:27 PM

I get'em by the dozen for free! A person I work with has a farm and she brings me eggs. I have two dozen goose eggs right now, but sometimes she'll bring duck eggs or turkey eggs or, yes, even chicken eggs.

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:38 PM

I frequently would eat duck eggs and love them; they're like hen eggs only richer and more delicious. So when my mum came home a couple of years ago with some goose eggs - WAOW. Didn't know quite what to do with my one so just boiled it and ate it straight! :)

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This was me half way through and realising I hadn't captured the moment!!

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on February 16, 2013
at 09:47 PM

Fertilized eggs are 'paleo'. In nature, there is basically no such thing as an unfertilzed egg. (Some old-timers told me that they absolutely prefer eggs from hens running with a rooster. These folks would see the whole 'paleo' thing as the next crazy city hippy thing... but they ate a far more natural diet than most Americans can imagine.)

Even in the history of humans keeping birds, there were virtually always roosters, drakes, ganders etc around with the females.

Don't worry about 'boiling someone alive'. (Somebirdy?) Until the eggs have begun incubation, the chick/duckling/gosling has not begun to develop.

The egg is still just that - an egg.

Goose eggs taste great! Like any animal food, the diet will affect both the nutritonal content and the taste, but unless the geese (or ducks) have been eating a lot of fish, or an unbalanced diet, they taste like a slightly richer version of a pasture & grain fed hen's egg- what we call a 'real' chicken egg.

In case anyone isn't aware, none of these birds are vegetarian. All naturally include seeds and grains in their diet. Maybe not the modern hybrid (and certainly NOT the GMO!) versions of industrial-agriculture, but grain is a natural part of their diet. Geese can make the best use of pasture, but also harvest the grains & wild grass seeds. They have been eating grains from cultivated fields as long as there have been cultivated fields.

We're looking into raising various seeds & grains to get our birds (and us!) through cold, snowy northern winters: amaranth, buckwheat, even ragweed can produce seeds that can also be used as grain for humans.

But all you paleo buffs know that already.

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on November 13, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Would you try a fertilised egg? Apparently, it's eaten in the Philipines. It's called balut.

http://www.realfoodfreaks.com/2011/11/13/balut/

723e9af1560a89e7d8148b386151c15d

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on November 14, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Don't like the idea of boiling someone alive very much. I'd better try a Century egg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg. I am allergic to egg white. Moreover, I can't stand it's taste at all for as far as I remember. I wonder if fermentation in century eggs will make the whites more digestible and change their taste for the better.

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on November 11, 2011
at 10:48 AM

Goose eggs are similar to duck eggs in nutrient content, but contain about two times more methionine. Both goose and duck eggs are far more nutritious than chiken. Not a surprise if we take into account that even domestic ducks and geese (as well as quails) didn't undergo such a long and intensive selective breeding as chickens, so their eggs are "more paleo".

Unfortunately, it's hard to find them in our region (esp. pastured) and most local e-shops trading farmer's products don't sell duck & goose eggs because of fear of salmonella contamination.

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on April 23, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I have. Can't say that I liked them in the tradition fried or scrambled manner. I'm not used to the taste and the texture of the whites, which seem chewy to me. But I do like the idea of using them in a cheescake (yes, not paleo) or some kind of baked goods. Given a good economic blow, I could learn to love them, I'm sure.

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on April 16, 2011
at 07:50 PM

Look how the goose are raised. Goose in europe are known for their inhuman and cruel conditions.

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on April 16, 2011
at 06:47 PM

you might find the shells a bit hard on the gums

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on April 16, 2011
at 06:21 PM

goose eggs are delicious. $1/each is a great deal. take advantage while you can!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:52 PM

Definitely. I haven't bought any yet because they cost 2 euros a piece at the market where I buy my eggs. I can get a dozen normal eggs for 1 euro :/

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I've gotten them from my CSA. I found them quite bland, as the yolks certainly were not as rich as the pastured chicken or duck eggs. It would be good for applications where you want LOTS of egg white.

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on April 16, 2011
at 04:21 PM

I can't eat anything but white eggs, but I'm still trying! Go for it if you can!!

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