How do I cook an Ostrich egg?

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  1. jimyra

    jimyra

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    I have acquired two Ostrich eggs.  I put them in the refrigerator the day they were laid.  Any ideas on how long they will last?  How should I use them?  Each egg equals twenty four chicken eggs. In the past I have made omelets.    
     
  2. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    I couldn't begin to give you any insight in to using them other than naming off traditional egg dishes, but I would be very interested in what to do with them.  What's the flavor and texture like compared to chicken eggs?
     
  3. jimyra

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    They are "just like chicken" or very close.  To save the shell they come out a small hole cut in the end. 
     
  4. cerise

    cerise Banned

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    There's an interesting recipe on the web for an ostritch egg stuffed bacon fatty. The egg is hardboiled, encased in ground sausage, covered with woven bacon, and grilled. Try the title in a Google to see the recipe/pics. It looks pretty cool.
     
  5. rick alan

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    Speaking of taste and texture of eggs, I recently had duck eggs.  They also are pretty much like chicken for taste, but the whites were rubbery and the yokes unpleasantly viscous done over-easy.   They ranged in size from an ordinary large to about twice the size of a jumbo.

    Rick
     
  6. neworleanscookj

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     Sounds like a huge scotch egg grilled, and a heart attack. Sous vide them babies if you can.
     
  7. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree about the whites.  They tend to be somewhat rubbery.  I can't comment on the yolks as I usually eat them over hard (yes...I know... blasphemy!).