01 — Eating a duck egg

I don’t know about you but I’ve never tried a duck egg before. It’s pretty standard in Asian cooking but when I stumbled upon in at the Victoria Market, it was a first. I bought 2; one salted and one plain. They are bigger than chicken eggs and around 50% more expensive. The vendor suggested boiling it but when I goggled how to prepare a duck egg I found that anything goes. I scrambled the plain one and boiled the salted one. They soak up the egg in salted water for days and wow, was it salty. It was too salty for my liking and I ended up eating half. There are probably better ways of preparing it than salty egg on toast.

The scrambled version was more successful and tasted a lot like a regular chicken egg, although, when I was eating it there was something at the back of my head whispering “be careful — you don’t know what you’re eating”.

Summary: An interesting experiment. I’m probably not going to try it again any time soon unless someone experienced can show me how to get the best of..duck eggs.

What have you tried recently that you haven’t tried before? What do you suggest I try next? Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Links:

Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne — good spot for buying fruit, vegetables, souvenirs, random items, and produce not found everywhere http://www.qvm.com.au/

How to make a duck egg — recipes http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/ingredients/duck-egg-recipes

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