As a farmer raising geese I am frequently asked what to do with goose eggs. Despite their extra hard white shells and massive size, goose eggs are not so different from chicken eggs. You can hard boil them, fry them up, or even make deviled eggs. But there are a few recipes that goose eggs shine in.
The eggs of geese contain larger yolks than chicken eggs, and the yolk itself is thicker and a deeper orange color. This is partially because most geese free range (not being commonly factory-farmed) and enjoy a rich diet of fresh greens. The deep orange yolks are thick and take some effort to whisk up.
Partially because they are larger, goose eggs contain a lot more of the good vitamins and beneficial nutrients. The shells are much thicker than chicken egg shells and it can take quiet and effort to break one open.
Because of the vibrant color of their yolks, goose eggs are perfect for making pasta. They are extremely desirable in Italy for pasta recipes. They're also sought after for baking, because their consistency makes a thick, moist batter that holds together well.
But that doesn't mean you cannot use goose eggs for "normal" recipes. Hard boiling a goose egg takes about eleven minutes in boiling water, and once again their delicious yolks will shine through in a deviled egg recipe.
Thinking about French toast or pancakes? Goose eggs can take the place of 2-3 chicken eggs and make a tasty batter for you. Or, if you really have an appetite for eggs, consider just frying one or having it sunny side up - they go great with bacon and breakfast sausages.
However you use your goose eggs, you're sure to enjoy them. Their deep flavor and exciting "exclusive" feel makes them the perfect spring and summer ingredient.
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