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Old 09-21-2006, 04:23 AM   #1
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What do Ostrich Eggs taste like?

hope this isnt posted yet

but i want to know what does ostrich egg taste like??? I hear that it taste exactly like chicken egg, can anyone confirm this?


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Old 09-21-2006, 05:14 AM   #2
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As far as I know, Ostrich farms sell their unfertilized eggs to industrial egg suppliers. Taste wise there appears to be little to no difference.
The only reason why they're not marketed for immediate consumption is their rather unhandy size.
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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I once saw an Ostrich Egg and it has a very different size as a regular egg. I am sure that using them in your receipes will be just find.

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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I wouldn't mind getting a few ostrich eggs. It takes about an even dozen eggs to feed my horde breakfast. A couple ostrich eggs would fit the bill nicely.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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the usual eqivalent is ! ostrich egg per 10 (metric "dozen") hen eggs. The shell is hard to crack btw, so be ready with your kitchen hatchet. Makes one heck of a sunny side up!
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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the usual eqivalent is ! ostrich egg per 10 (metric "dozen") hen eggs. The shell is hard to crack btw, so be ready with your kitchen hatchet. Makes one heck of a sunny side up!
Well I have seen it at the nearby farmers market, and the vendor told me one of them is equivalent of not 10 but 20 hen eggs!!

And Robo is right the shell is very very tough, I was wondering how you would crack that baby efficiently, a drill?
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:24 PM   #7
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I tried them once at a Christmas party...i thought they were a little similar to pickled eggs.
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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according to the guys on fear factor they didn't taste too good, but they had
to down a whole raw ostrich egg...
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:05 AM   #9
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Along the same lines, what is the difference between quail and chicken egg? I see that on Iron Chef America they always seem to use quail eggs!
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Well I have seen it at the nearby farmers market, and the vendor told me one of them is equivalent of not 10 but 20 hen eggs!!

And Robo is right the shell is very very tough, I was wondering how you would crack that baby efficiently, a drill?
Years ago I saw a story about ostrich eggs on the news. They said some people drill two small holes and drain the egg out to cook with, then they clean the egg and paint it.

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