How to Boil a Goose Egg

How to Boil a Goose EggWhether you buy goose eggs or have your own flock, goose eggs are an excellent source of protein. Use goose eggs just as you would any other egg, such as in cakes or scrambled for breakfast. Because goose eggs are bigger than chicken eggs, you can also use one goose egg to substitute two small chicken eggs. One particularly special dish is boiled goose eggs because they are larger and richer in flavor than chicken eggs. This is an ideal breakfast or appetizer while camping.


Difficulty: Easy

Boiling Goose Eggs

Things You’ll Need:
  • Goose eggs
  • Saucepan
  • Water
Step 1
Wash your goose eggs to ensure all contaminates are off the shells. Use cold water because warm water can let semipermeable particles through the shell.
Step 2
Place the eggs inside a saucepan. Make sure the eggs will all fit on the bottom of the saucepan in one layer. Do not stack them.
Step 3
Add cold water to the saucepan until the eggs are barely covered. Do not use warm or hot water because it can crack the shells.
Step 4
Bring the water to a rolling boil then immediately reduce the stove to medium heat for a low boil. This is similar to a simmer but the water is still boiling slightly---it just won't boil over like a rolling boil will.
Step 5
Cook the eggs for 10 to 12 minutes for a hard-boiled egg. For soft-boiled eggs, cook for 8 to 9 minutes.
Step 6
Remove the eggs and place them in ice water as soon as the time is up. Leave them in ice water for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 7
Crack the egg shells on all sides by rolling them in your hand after they have cooled down. Remove the shell pieces by picking them off and throwing them away.
Step 8
Season the eggs to taste or serve them up with your favorite dish. If desired, you can also make deviled eggs using the hard-boiled egg method.

Tips & Warnings

Cracking and peeling the egg under cold water can help the shell removal process.
Always wear oven mitts when working with hot objects such as stoves and saucepans.

Article Written By Justin Chen

Justin Chen is a freelance writer and photographer with 6 years of professional experience in outdoor activities, extreme sports, travel and marketing topics. His professional work experience includes publication with KOMO 4 News Seattle, Fisher Interactive Network, and Demand Studios. He is a current Pre-Med student at Walla Walla University.

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