How To Hard Boil Duck Eggs: An Easy Way To Do It

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Hard-boiled duck eggs can be a wonderful addition to many dishes, but it is not always easy to boil them properly. People make a common mistake when boiling these eggs because they cook them for too long or at too high of a temperature. This article will let you know how to hard boil duck eggs.

  • After 3 days of research about it, I found out these quick steps:
  • Put the eggs in a pan and fill them with cold water until submerged.
  • Place the eggs in a pot of cold water, and cover with a tightly fitting lid. Boil for 19 minutes; then turn off the heat and remove the pan from the burner.
  • Place the eggs in a pan with an ice bath to cool them quickly. Let sit for 20 minutes

In this post, I’m going to show you the detailed way to boil duck eggs and the benefit of duck eggs. I hope you like it!

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Duck eggs, older eggs are better, room temp


  • Put the desired amount of eggs in a pot; make enough for one batch at a time.
  • Place eggs in pot and cover with cool water that is about an inch above the top of the eggs. Place on high heat until shells are hard or you feel slight resistance when running your finger across eggshell, around 15 minutes.
  • When the water starts to boil, jiggle the eggs around. Continue to boil for 1 minute after it returns to a rolling boil, then turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for 19 minutes without lifting the lid; if you have larger duck eggs leave covered for 21 minutes as well.
  • To ensure the eggs are properly cooked, wait 19 minutes and then drain the liquid. After draining, place the pot under running water to cool eggs.
  • Now turn off the water and let the eggs sit in the water for about 15-20 minutes. To peel the eggs, first, hold an egg pointy end upwards, and tap the lower end on the counter, then tap it all over, start peeling from where you tapped first. I cooked 6 of these perfect duck eggs to test this recipe

Benefits Of Duck Eggs

Duck eggs are a good source of nutrition. They contain more antioxidants and vitamin A than chicken eggs.


Duck eggs offer more protein than chicken eggs, even when comparing size. Protein can help you build lean muscle, maintain a healthy weight, and recover after exercise or injury.


Deficiencies in certain minerals, such as zinc and magnesium, have been linked to depression and fatigue. Duck eggs are a great source of selenium, containing about half the daily value per egg.

In addition to nutrients like vitamin A and B12, duck eggs also provide vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression and seasonal affective disorder.


Recent studies have shown that B vitamins may improve your skin health. There are eight different types of B vitamins, and duck eggs contain them all:

  • Vitamin B1: the “anti-stress nutrient,” can help prevent stress-related breakouts.
  • Vitamin B2: maintain collagen and reduce inflammation.
  • Vitamin B3: can help with acne, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Vitamin B5: holds moisture in the skin.
  • Vitamin B6: aids the body in coping with stress, and getting enough sleep, preventing inflammation and dry skin.
  • Vitamin B7: protects the skin from infection and maintains skin moisture.
  • Vitamin B9: egg promotes cell regeneration by continually replacing dead skin cells with new ones.
  • Vitamin B12: reduces acne, dryness, and inflammation.
How to Hard Boil Duck Eggs: An Easy Way To Do It
How to Hard Boil Duck Eggs: An Easy Way To Do It

How To Fry And Baking With Duck Eggs?


Like chicken eggs, it is easy to fry duck eggs.

  • I recommend frying eggs at a low temperature so your fried eggs don’t come out in the shape of ovals, and experiment with butter or bacon fat to cook them.
  • Fresh eggs will “stand up” in the pan: both the white and yolk will stay more compact and spread less when cracked. They take longer to cook through because they’re thicker, so you might need slightly less heat than with less fresh eggs. As time goes by I find that eggs even a week old will spread more in the pan,

To steam-fry duck eggs:

  • Heat a frying pan at medium heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and turn it up to high heat for 2 minutes or until the bottom looks golden brown. Put as many eggs in as will fit in your frying pan without overcrowding; you may want to do this in batches, depending


You can use duck eggs in many of the same types of baked goods as chicken eggs.

  • Duck eggs have more protein in their whites, which will create a lighter cake.
  • But because the yolks are so rich, your cakes may be as well. Most people who have baked with them prefer duck eggs for that reason. Some pastry chefs argue against baking with duck eggs lest they unbalance more finely calibrated recipes; however, I’ve found few of those to be as finely calibrated as their authors often believe. I would
  • A few words on beating egg whites: it takes a bit more work to break the gel when beating eggs of duck eggs. Once you get them frothy, however, they beat up fairly easily.
  • When preparing boiled eggs, add a little salt or vinegar to the boiling water and they will peel more easily. If you don’t want to waste any of the egg whites, try adding them at ˝ cup intervals during cooking for an hour.

Some Other Related Questions

Are duck eggs good hard-boiled?

Hard-boiled eggs are like hard-cooked chicken eggs, but they have a richer flavor. Since there is more protein in the white, be sure not to overcook them.

Why are hard-boiled duck eggs hard to peel?

Hard-boiled duck eggs hard to peel because the protein in the egg white is more concentrated.

Is duck egg good for hair?

Duck eggs are especially good for healthy hair and scalp. Their high protein content contains ingredients that help with your hair’s growth, like biotin. You can eat them or even add them to a mix of oils to massage into your scalp for strong locks


The recipe I am about to share is what you need to know when cooking duck eggs. Please only apply it for the type of eggs specified in this article, no chicken or quail.

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