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Muscovy duck eggs?


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Muscovy duck eggs?

kbinsted | Mar 12, 2011 02:35 PM

Our lane is overpopulated with Muscovy ducks. They lay in my neighbor's basement, so she has being doing a bit of proactive population control and getting rid of the eggs. Throwing them away seems like a waste, so I've asked her to keep them for me when she's SURE they're no more than a day old.

Here's the thing: the yolks are much more solid than I'm used to, almost as if they're slightly cooked (indeed, if I got poached egg with a yolk like this in a restaurant, I'd send it back as overcooked). I've purchased lots of duck eggs before, and have never seen this. The yolks have been consistently like this, over about a dozen eggs.

I'm a pretty adventurous eater, but these make me a little uneasy - in part because I like my yolks sloppy, and these are already beyond that, without having been cooked at all! I've used a couple in a batter, and they were fine, if difficult to beat. Does anyone know if this is normal for Muscovy eggs? Should I woman up and have one on toast?

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