The Goose that laid the Giant Egg.

A Giant Goose Egg, A large Chicken Egg and a Quail Egg

I was given three lovely Goose Eggs, by my friends at Pitmans Farm to try after enquiring what they tasted like. Two of them were slightly bigger than a duck egg, but one was massive at least double the size of the others. I’m very fortunate to have some wonderful foodie friends who are proud of what they do, and also got lucky when dropping a little Smokin’ Fudge for Jan at Maddocks Farm to sample, she generously handed me a bag of her peppery organic watercress.

It popped into my head, as these things do, that they would be an ideal match, with the juicy pepperiness of the watercress offsetting the famed golden richness of the goose egg , and I was right, a simple salad of hard boiled goose egg (I wasn’t quite sure how long to boil for and so the yolk was a little harder than I had planned), with watercress and a sprinkle of sea salt, the egg was so large it was a meal all to itself.

I popped the egg into boiling water for 10 minutes as it was so huge, but 8 would probably have given a soft yolk.

They really are decadently rich, and have given me all sorts of ideas.

Giant Scotch Eggs anyone??

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks 🙂 Duck eggs are great too, if our lazy Indian Runners decide to get laying that is!
    I’ve never tried an ostrich egg, though it would make the Scotch Egg of my dreams.
    Have you tried one?
    Cheers
    Marcus

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    • Yes when we were in South Africa, I had Ostrich omelette. Vey tasty. One egg easily feeds 6-8 people!
      It’s my dream to own ducks some day, I think they are so interesting.

      Reply

      • Ducks are such characters, our runners are crested and look so cute with their bonnets. They do like churning things up and making a mud bath.
        That would definately make a great scotch egg.
        Cheers
        Marcus

  2. You make very tasty, hearty looking snacks & meals Marcus, I love what you do. Never had goose egg but love duck eggs! Have you ever tried an ostrich egg?

    Reply

  3. They are very seasonal with the geese just starting to lay, so go for it.
    Please let me know if you do, I think you’ll really enjoy them.
    Cheers
    Marcus

    Reply

  4. I’ve been thinking about those this week – my butcher is selling large ones for £1.50. Scotch eggs sounds like a good idea and they do make me think of doing something with truffles…

    Reply

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