cooking turkey eggs

Turkey eggsAt the weekend we picked up a second hand incubator for £30 and we are going to try and incubate some of our turkey eggs.

They have started to lay a little more regularly now, almost one a day. We plan on incubating 10 eggs all laid in the last week or so and then leaving some future eggs in their nests to see if they will sit on them – that’s if the chickens don’t take over!

whose nest is it?

whose nest is it?

turkey egg in hedgerow nest

turkey egg in hedgerow nest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So today I set up the incubator.

turkey eggs in incubator

turkey eggs in incubator

eggs in incubator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This however, leaves us with some quite old eggs that we found more than a week ago – what, oh what should we do with these?

I have my eggs on top of toast

I have my eggs on top of toast

Scrambled eggs of course! So yesterday we made scrambled turkey eggs.

4 (have I said before that we are greedy people?) turkey eggs; dollop of butter; toast (made from slightly heavy homemade bread as I was a little mean adding the yeast); dill.

Put a dollop of butter in a pan. Lightly beat turkey eggs and add to pan. Scramble – but take off the heat before it has finished cooking and is still a bit runny as it will continue to cook as you serve it – I don’t like overcooked eggs. Make toast and butter it – serve.

But what did it taste like? Delicious. I think it was a bit nicer – maybe richer than scrambled eggs made with hens eggs, but we didn’t do a taste comparison and I was very hungry so this is hardly an objective review. I am going to tell everyone that they were amazing though to create a demand for turkey eggs. Actually we already have a list of people who want to buy goose eggs from us and we don’t even have any geese yet – we are working on this project which of course involves moving earth and scheming.

N.B. For more turkey egg recipes see here.

James has his eggs next to the toast - it is the details that are important here!

James has his eggs next to the toast – it is the details that are important here!

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