Shirred Duck Eggs with Fresh Tarragon

When Jeanette began working in the store last fall she brought a wonderful thing with her Duck Eggs. We have had them in the store a few times before but keeping them in stock was a bit rough.

For many who are allergic to chicken eggs , duck eggs are a great replacement. Bakers love the eggs for their richness they bring to cakes and doughs.  I’ve been hesitant to try them though as I constantly have chicken eggs on hand from the flock here on the farm.  But alas Jeanette has convinced me to give duck eggs a try for more than just baking.

Shirred eggs are great for when the Grandparents are in town and you need a fast easy dish for a crowd. Years ago I made a breakfast brunch for my sister in laws wedding. Then I did  Frittatas for 30, looking back this would have been so much easier.  The food was good though. And I think you just might be able to get the kids on this.

Duck Eggs sell in the NCF store for $8 per dozen. Simply Natural Heavy Cream is $4.60. I am in love with this cream and use it daily in my coffee.

This recipe comes from Lisa over at Fresh Eggs Daily

 

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Shirred Duck Eggs with Fresh Tarragon
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Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 325 , lightly grease the insides of 2 Ramekins with butter
  2. Pour cream around edges of the ramekins
  3. Place 2 eggs side by side in each dish
  4. Sprinkle with Tarragon, salt and pepper
  5. Melt the ½ teaspoon butter and stir in the breadcrumbs with a fork to combine. Top the eggs with the crumbs
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the whites are just set. For a firmer yolk, bake for several minutes more. Let sit for several minutes then serve warm. Garnish with additional tarragon, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Quick Note- My husband prefers a well done egg.  Even at 20 minutes it was a bit too runny for him. 2 minutes under the broiler did the trick and he was please. We thoroughly enjoyed this method and can't wait to try it with our chicken eggs soon.

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