How to Cook With Goose Eggs
Cooking ingredients come in a variety of grades and types, such as the difference between artificial and natural vanilla extract. Using these differences in cooking ingredients will allow you get different flavors and use slightly more or less of a certain product. This holds true for goose eggs, as well. They are much larger than chicken eggs, which means that cooking with them can require slightly adjusted recipes. However, with a few things in mind, goose eggs can be a delicious way to cook with a twist.
Things You’ll Need:
- Recipe of your choice
- Recipe's needed ingredients
- Goose eggs
Choose a recipe that requires goose eggs: Omelets, breads, cakes and casseroles all are suitable.
Prepare your recipe as you normally would, until you need the eggs.
Wash your eggs prior to cracking them open. This will wash away any contaminates from the farmyard or grocery store. Use cold water to wash them--warm water allows contaminates to work through the shell.
Crack the egg in a small bowl before you add it to the recipe. This will allow you to split the egg as needed. One goose egg is equivalent to three large chicken eggs.
Add the required amount of egg to the recipe. A recipe needing two eggs will require 2/3 of the goose egg. Likewise, a recipe calling for only one egg will require 1/3 of the goose egg. You can use a spoon, but measuring the egg white and yolk separately with a measuring cup and then adding thirds of each is more accurate and reliable to equal one whole chicken egg.
Make the rest of your recipe as instructed. The goose egg will work almost the same as a chicken egg; the goose egg white, however, is usually slightly more viscous and will thus hold together breads and cakes more readily. This will not change how you cook or bake the food, but will give it a slightly denser consistency---a benefit of using goose eggs.
Use up the remaining eggs as quickly as possible. If you can't, store the eggs by beating the yolk and whites together, placing in an airtight container and storing in the fridge---they will be good for up to three days.
Tips & Warnings
Using goose eggs that are 1 to 3 weeks old will let you crack the egg easier since the inner and outer membranes pull away from the shell.
Do not use goose eggs that have brown yolks, that smell or are cracked and oozing: These are spoiled.
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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