I am submitting this recipe for Duck Egg Pasta to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth, the founder.
I am very fortunate to have a friend who uses ducks on his wine farm. The ducks eat the snails and sometimes if they are sneaky, they eat the grapes as well. At the moment the ducks are laying enough eggs for the wine estate to sell them, and so I dropped in at Vergenoegd to buy some eggs. John gifted me half a dozen and so I went home with 12 beautiful white shelled eggs, that have the most amazing yolks. I love to scramble duck eggs as they make for a rich breakfast. Or use them in pasta for their colour.
My favourite breakfast preparation with these eggs is to scramble them with nothing else but some butter and cream. Wanting to make a gift for John to say thank you I decided to make some pasta. I made enough to feed Dave and I for dinner, as well as making a sizable packet for John and Dorothy which I dropped off at the farm, the next time I needed eggs.
Have you tried duck eggs?
Duck Egg Pasta
- 300 g 00 Flour
- 2 whole duck eggs
- 1 duck egg yolk
- Pinch of salt
- Make a dough of the flour, eggs and salt
- Knead for 5 minutes until the gluten develops
- Cover in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
- Roll out using a pasta maker to number 7 on the dial
- Cut into your desired thickness
- Cook in boiling salted water for 1 minute if fresh, and 3 minutes if dry
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31 thoughts on “Duck Egg Pasta For Presto Pasta Nights”
Hi Tandy! I think that as a child I did try duck eggs, but I can’t remember if I liked them… 😉
Your recipe sounds delicious.
I love duck egg season – so much I wish I had my own ducks 🙂
Nice post. I too like duck eggs although I find them a little rich for breakfast:)
thanks Roger – I am a bit of an egg addict 🙂
I don’t think that I’ve ever had duck eggs. That pasta dish looks delicious.
They are so different from hens eggs AD 🙂
I’ve only had them at breakfast at your house and really enjoyed them. Lucky John to get the pasta 🙂
That must have been this time last year then 🙂
The duck eggs must make for a fabulous pasta.
It was very soft Mandy 🙂
That is so cool, using duck eggs in pasta! Looks awesome 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
thanks CCU 🙂
Mmmn, love duck eggs! There’s a shop locally that sells them and you can get them from most supermarkets these days. I love them poached, or fried in rapeseed oil and put inside a toast sandwich for brunch. Gorgeous! They make lovely cakes, too.
I have not yet tried to poach them – that will be next on my agenda 🙂
Hi Tandy – it´s good to be “back” and am looking forward to catching up. What a lucky lady you are to be gifted ducks eggs, I bet this was amazing!
hello Tanya! You have been missed. It was a lovely gift 🙂
The duck egg yolks are so much more orange! Gorgeous.
they are – and I am hoping to get a comparison photo of them scrambled 🙂
So interesting to see the difference in the yolks. I’ve never tried duck eggs, but now I feel that I must. Hmmm, where to find them!
A good farm shop should have duck eggs, I am not sure if they are seasonal though but if they are then you will find them in spring 🙂
I’ve never had duck eggs. I like that you fried them next to hen eggs for comparison. I wouldn’t have thought there would be such a marked difference.
The whites are the most different – I do not particularly like the fried duck eggs as the whites are too rubbery 🙂
Yum! Duck eggs!
Oh how I LOVE duck eggs! We used to buy them at the markets, but haven’t done so in years – not since we got our backyard chooks. I should get some – I’ve missed eating them. Pasta looks wonderful, Tandy! 🙂
I will definitely keep my eyes open for duck eggs. They look lovely as does the pasta. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights this week. It’s always a treat when you do.
This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.
My pleasure Simon 🙂