You can cook goose eggs anyway you like to eat chicken eggs! Fried, hard boiled, deviled, scrambled or even in an omelet are all great ways to cook a goose egg. These giant, rich and delicious eggs are so much fun to create your favorite egg meals.
Can you eat goose eggs?
While I would not recommend scavenging around to find a pile of wild goose eggs, you can most definitely eat them if you know the source (and have permission). They are very rich and delicious- similar to Khaki Campbell Duck eggs.
How Big are Goose Eggs?
So, how big are these eggs really? They are about 3 times bigger than a standard chicken egg! They measure about 3 inches – So pretty huge! One egg is a full meal for my husband!
How to hard boil a goose egg-
One of the problems with farm fresh eggs is they can be difficult to peel when hardboiling. Here is the best way I have found to hard boil them-
- bring your water to a boil
- gently place or spoon the eggs into the boiling water
- cook for 25 minutes for traditional hard boil – if you want soft boiled (still runny) 15 minutes will be perfect
- after they are cooked place them into a ice bath and let them cool
The goose eggs have a much harder shell, but they still come right off with this method!
I turned mine into deviled eggs using mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. What a novelty these giant, delicious treats would be to bring a gathering!
How to Fry a Goose Egg
I suggest cast iron for fried eggs in general so of course that is what I used here. Start with a small amount of butter ( 1 TBS) in my skillet and then cracked my eggs right into the hot skillet. I sprinkled salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder on the egg and let it cook about 8-10 minutes before flipping.
I added a fried egg to some avocado toast for a delicious snack!
How to make a Goose Breakfast Burrito
Its so neat to say I fed my entire family a hearty meal with 3 eggs!
I started off with some fried potatoes with green chilies from my freezer. They were cooked in a little butter and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
Once the potatoes were soft I added in my whisked goose eggs and a little goat milk.
After the mixture was cooked I put a scoop on my tortilla, added some avocado, cheese and salsa. They were delicious and kid approved!
How to cook a goose egg omelette
I will be honest before today, I have never made an omelette! I made a 2 goose egg omelette (which is equivalent to 6 chicken eggs) and it did not turn out well. It was so thick!
I ended up using a single egg.
First, I melted butter in my cast iron skillet and added my well whipped egg.
I let it cook a few minutes and sprinkled salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
Once the omelette was almost done cooking I sprinklered cheese over the entire surface and put pico down the middle and folded it into thirds.
It was delicious and by far our favorite way to cook the eggs!
Tips for cooking with Farm Fresh Eggs
- Store your eggs in the fridge if you have space. If the eggs are unwashed they are fine to sit on the counter too, but they do last much longer and stay fresher in the fridge
- Store the eggs pointy side down
- Write the date on the shell so you can keep track of how old they are – eggs last MUCH longer than you would think!
- Wash the eggs right before you are ready to use them- the eggs have a natural protective coating (called a bloom) on them and it keeps them fresher longer.
- To wash the eggs place them in a bowl of cool water for a few minutes and then run them under cool water to clean off the dirt and poo
- Crack your eggs into a bowl first! I have never had an issue, but I have heard stories of eggs sitting to long or being mixed with hatching eggs. You don’t want you 6th egg being cracked into your bowl or pan to be the one with an unpleasant surprise!
- Compost those shells!
Why are Farm Fresh Eggs Better?
This list could be a long one and everyone has their favorite reasons why farm fresh is better than store bought, but my top two favorite reasons is I know what the birds eat and what their environment is like.
Its an amazing thing when you can SEE and taste the quality of the eggs by simply changing feed. When we first adopted these geese they laid tasteless eggs with light yellow yokes. After a changing to quality organic feed the yokes turned orange and they are now rich in flavor.
I know the environment the bird lives in. The geese lived with our ducks at first, but they were really aggressive and made our ducks stop laying so we gave them their own space. Now Lucy and Ethel enjoy their own space, just the two of them. They ‘talk’ to us when we let them out in the morning and usually put themselves to bed in their house at night. The area is clean and they have a nice pool to play in and plenty of food. They are happy gals!
If you are purchasing eggs from a farm you could ask to see the birds living area and what they are being fed. At a Farmer’s market you might not have the luxury of seeing, but you can still ask the questions. The eggs will tell you either way!
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I realize not everyone can keep geese, or wants to! But if you have geese or have access to goose eggs I hope this post provided some inspiration of how to cook them and the fun you can have! If you dream of having a farm someday, maybe you will consider raising up some geese on that farm!
I would love to hear from you! Comment below if you have ever tried a goose egg, how it was cooked and your thoughts on it! Our favorite way was the omelette!
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