Farmstead Kitchen- Hard Boiled Duck Eggs


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The PERFECT hardboiled duck egg

Have you forgotten how delicious a hard boiled egg is? Wait…maybe you are thinking of that “other” kind…. the bland and boring hard-boiled-chicken-egg, so disliked after all the easter egg excess many of us endure. Those are just so *not* enticing. Get yourself a few delicious duck eggs and set yourself up for luxurious perfection in a simple pearly shell. Hard boiled duck eggs are simply a whole other experience!

Did you know a duck egg has twice the protein of a chicken egg? Each duck egg has 9 grams of protein, real FOOD protein, which is much more useful for your body than a protein bar or protein shake could hope to be. Fuel yourself with delicious pastured Duck Eggs from happy ducks!!

Hard boiling duck eggs for your upcoming weekday snacks or lunches is as easy as boiling water. All you have to do is time it properly. Here’s how we do it, and honestly, no fancy schmancy anything. Just perfectly wonderfully light and lovely hard boiled duck eggs.


Put your eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer and THEN set the timer for 9 minutes. When your buzzer goes off, take the pot off the heat, pour off the water and roll the eggs around in the pot to crack the shells. Let them sit in the pot (off the heat) for another ten minutes to cool, and then peel and eat, or stick in the fridge for later use. Use up within 4 days, as once they are cooked they won’t keep as long as raw eggs in the fridge. They make a great and seriously satisfying snack, are awesome in salads, you could make egg salad sandwiches (hot ones are AWESOME with some sauteed garlicky greens,) or use them as part of a delicious Ethiopian style dinner such as this from Nom Nom Paleo. Here are two sample eggs in mid-devouring stage, which I just had to test after double checking my timing on the hard boil. What a hard job….NUMMMMMMMMM. Look how fluffy and perfect they are!!!


We absolutely love hard boiled duck eggs, and hope you enjoy them as part of your satisfied, healthy and delicious diet as well!! Our ducks thank you for your support of our farm! You can find our Duck Eggs at these fantastic co-ops: Willy Street in Madison WI, River Market in Stillwater MN, and in Minneapolis: the Wedge, Seward, Eastside, Linden HiIls, as well as both Mississippi Markets in St. Paul, Lakewinds in Richfield, Minnetonka and Chanhassen. Also on the menu at Le Town Talk Diner in Mpls and Farm Table in Amery, Wisconsin and soon Terzo Vino Bar also in Mpls!10394140_10152238091396448_7703458258978665096_n

Comments ( 3 )

  1. Stephanie

    Looks so delicious. We love our ducks AND their eggs. I stumbled across your site and love the meaning behind your business name. Way to go! I do have a question - where do you find your egg cartons? I can't seem to find any anywhere!

  2. Yvette Adams

    I purchased egg cartons on The are jumbo size which are okay for most of them but a tight fit when my Pekin goes all out pumping out an eggs. I have a couple of those lovely Khaki Campbell's in the flock also.

  3. Yvette

    Deviled eggs made with duck eggs tastes much better than with chicken eggs

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