Mother duck just laid some eggs! – Duck egg omelette with onions, tomatoes, goat cheese and herbs
Mère canard a aussi pondu – Omelette aux oeufs de canard, onions, tomates, chèvre et herbes
I found those beautiful duck eggs at Whole Foods a couple of days ago, among quail and ostrich eggs! I bought six and just two were left so I figured that was going to be my lunch. First I wasn’t sure if I was going to post it or not, then I decided it would all depend on the final look. Pretty and tasty was going to be posted. Just pretty could have been, but just tasty was not. Obviously it was both.
I am not a huge fan of Whole Foods but some of my clients want only organic products and the only place I can find them is Whole Foods, since the Rainbow does not have any animal-based products. So, I have been shopping there for myself digging for some interesting products as well and I have to admit that they do carry some unusual and local products which makes the shopping quite fun.
I haven’t had duck eggs for such a long time, my mom used to make homemade pasta with them and it makes a beautiful yellow dough. They contain more fat and are tastier than regular eggs. You can use them instead of using regular eggs, but they’re heavier and bigger, and the yolk has a deep orange color. When using duck eggs in recipes, you might need to change proportions, since they’re bigger than regular eggs.
You might wonder what’s the big deal of eating duck eggs? They make great pastries, and do have a special flavorful taste. So those are good enough reasons.
Omelette is the French word for frittata but not sure how to call it in English, I think Americans use the Italian word if I’m not mistaken. This omelette is really delightful, enhanced by herbs and goat cheese combined with the sweetness of caramelized onions, it all makes a great brunch dish.
I love omelettes, but never make them. Don’t you have something you love but never think of making it? In my case, that’s omelette…
Ingredients for 2 omelettes
- 4 duck eggs
- 2 tomatoes, seedless and peeled, roughly chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 2 tbs mixed herbs (basil, chives, parsley, etc..), finely chopped
- 3 tbs goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 tbs olive oil
- salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in a pan, add onions and brown them. Add tomatoes, cook for a few minutes, but do not let it turn mushy. Add salt and pepper.
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with herbs salt and pepper. Pour on top of onion mixture. Cover with a lid and cookd until the bottom part is golden brown, and top of omelette is cooked. Add goat cheese on half the side of the omelette and fold the other half on top. Cook for a few more minutes and serve with a green salad.
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Silvia, duck egg is a perfect ingredient for making noodle or pasta instead of using chicken eggs. Maybe you should try it out sometime. Cheers. Btw, your duck egg omelette looks really tasty!
Beautiful. I haven’t had duck eggs for a long time. But omelet or frittata is so versatile and could be eaten anytime of they day.. like an afternoon like this.
Beautiful omelette! I have never used duck eggs. My Whole sounds a lot more boring than yours (though just as expensive I’ll bet!) For some reason Poppa Trix always makes eggs around here so I have gotten quite lazy about them and need to sharpen my skills.
Ah duck eggs…I miss them so. I grew up out on Long Island where all the duck farms used to be and remember what a wonderful treat it was when my father would bring them home. I understand all the farms out there are gone now and it makes me sad but I still have my happy memories. This is a very nice way to utilize them.
i’m glad u posted it finally.
duck egg omelette is such an interesting recipe!
Duck eggs are gaining a lot of postitive press lately, it seems, and it’s nice to see a good omelette recipe using them.
I agree they are great for pasta and I’ve also been seeing them used in gelatto/ice cream recipes lately.
…I amazed you found ostrich eggs, by the way! Maybe someday you can post an ostrich omelette recipe?
My mom used to make duck egg omelette for us when we were young. But we also love salted duck egges. They go so well with rice porridge (congee). When we fell sick, that was what we ate…salted duck egg with congee.
Whole foods sells duck eggs, that’s pretty cool.
Oh yum! I’m making a frittata tomorrow for a friend’s brunch. Will have this image to inspire me!
I wish I can find fresh duck eggs here…. Im sure there is! This looks soooo good and I want to make pasta with those duck eggs.
beautiful choice… die hard fan of duck eggs….you deserved to be on top 9
I’m so excited – I just went to a duckfarm here in NZ today and came home with 12 beautiful eggs. I think I’ll try them all ways – fried, soft boiled, in an omelette… We’ll see if I get around to making pasta with them. Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
We get a fair amount of duck eggs here in Thailand and, yes, they make wonderful omelettes.
Love your photo too. Just lovely.