They sell duck and turkey eggs at the farmer’s market! I think they’ve been selling duck eggs for some time now, but the turkey ones are definitely new, and so I had to try them. Fortunately, they sell combination cartons, so I was able to get a mix of chicken, duck, and turkey, in case someone (my mom) felt ambivalent about exciting eggsperimentation.
Aren’t they pretty? From left to right there are turkey, chicken, and duck. I love how freckled the turkey eggs are, and the duck ones are lumpy! They kind of remind me of reptile eggs, and you’d almost think to look at them that they’d be soft and leathery, but they’re hard like chicken eggs. Nutrition-wise they’re all similar, but turkey eggs have a lot more cholesterol, and both duck and turkey eggs have more fat. They have more good stuff too though, like protein, iron, and folate, so it’s a toss up. Turkeys apparently produce way fewer eggs than chickens though, which is why it’s sort of rare to see them for sale, but that just makes it more exciting if you do get to try them.
I’ve been sort of off eggs for a while, but this seemed like a perfect chance to get back onto the egg train (I’ve been eating toaster waffles for breakfast. Judge away, but I love a shot of sugar in the morning (Because yes, I drown them in maple syrup, I don’t even use fruit, or yogurt, or nut butter). I’m trying to get back to kale for breakfast though!). I opted for a duck egg today, which I scrambled with a bunch of kale, and some cheddar cheese. I ate the whole thing on a slice of my nice green onion bread, and it was delicious.