How to Use Goose Eggs: Five Facts

How to Use Goose Eggs

5 Facts to Know When Buying and Cooking Goose Eggs

Goose Eggs (With Chicken Egg for Comparison)
Goose Eggs (With Chicken Egg for Comparison). Photo © Molly Watson

Goose eggs are big. Really big. That picture is of goose eggs to the right of chicken eggs shows the difference. But there's more to goose eggs than just their size.

1. You Can Use Goose Eggs Just Like Any Other Egg

After the size difference has been taken into account, you can surprisingly use goose eggs just like any other egg, including using them in any recipe that calls for eggs. That size difference must be adjusted for, though.

A good rule of thumb is to use one medium goose egg for every two large chicken eggs.

Like other eggs, goose eggs vary in size, so you'll need to use some judgment as to their volume based on the specimens you have in hand. Knowing that a large chicken egg, which is what is called for in most recipes, measures 1/4 cup is helpful when substituting goose eggs for chicken eggs in recipes.

2. Goose Eggs Have Bigger (and Better) Yolks

Goose eggs have a noticeably higher yolk-to-white ratio than chicken eggs, which can lead to heavier, moister, denser baked goods. Not to worry, though, if you decide to give them a whirl in baked goods, try adding a chicken white or two to the mix to balance things out.

3. Goose Eggs Aren't Just Bigger, They're More Flavorful

Goose eggs are very richly flavored. Very. As goose meat is to chicken, goose eggs are to chicken eggs. They are richer, fattier, heavier, and more deeply colored.

They just taste eggier. Part of this is because they're from a different and larger animal, and part of it is that geese are almost exclusively raised on pasture, meaning they hunt and peck for much of their food, which results in a rich and varied diet that then causes deeply colored and flavored yolks.

Some chefs particularly prize goose eggs for making pasta, where the flavor from those extra-huge yolks is highlighted by the extra bouncy texture achieved with the protein-rich whites. Try these Homemade Egg Noodles to see for yourself.

Another good option is to use goose eggs in simple egg-centric dishes like omelets or this Spanish-Style Tortilla where their richer flavor also shines. Or really savor them by simply soft-boiling or poaching them.

4. Goose Eggs Are Also Stronger

Goose egg shells are also much harder than chicken eggshells, making them popular to use in crafts. Note, though, that because of this they can also be a bit of a challenge to crack, requiring greater force to crack them open and a corresponding greater chance of breaking the yolk in the process.

Forewarned is forearmed: Don't be surprised when you bang that goose egg on the counter and nothing happens. Increase the force you use incrementally to avoid a shattered shell and drippy mess.

5. Goose Eggs Are More Seasonal and More Expensive

Geese only lay about 40 eggs a year. They also pretty much lay them all in the spring. Look for goose eggs at farmers markets and specialty stores after the sun comes out and the grass comes up in your area.

Ask around to see if any farmers are raising geese (they may be keeping the eggs for themselves, but be willing to sell a few to the culinarily curious).


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The Cadillac of Vodkas
People will always tell you blah blah blah vodka is better than Grey Goose. They are never right. This is what civilized people drink. First the Statue of Liberty, now this. Thanks France!
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I don't care what anyone else says, but Costco's Kirkland Vodka from France (distilled 5 times) is identical (or nearly the same) as Grey Goose as both are made in the Cognac region and uses the same water. The wheat used in the creation of both Grey Goose and Kirkland vodka is grown in Picardy, France. Both are distilled in the same region, north and east of Paris, the distillate is then sent to Cognac, France, where it is blended with spring water and bottled. The wheat used in both Grey Goose and Kirkland is soft winter wheat, sown in October and harvested in August, which provides it with four additional months of growth in comparison to summer wheat. You be the judge, but in California Costco sells their Kirkland Signature for $19.99 for a BIG 1.75 liter bottle.
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Definitely worth a try!
You are definitely paying a premium partially just for the name on this bottle, but it is still not that bad of an investment. It's a nice smooth-drinking vodka that goes well with just about anything you put it with, and although you are paying a little more, you don't mind so much when you taste it, sure this vodka is over-hyped, but at least it isn't over-hyped and then it doesn't taste good? Here's the trick, buy a little bottle of this, just to taste it, and be able to say you tried it, then buy a big bottle of Ketel One and get down to some serious drinkin'!
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Great Vodka!
This vodka is very smooth, and the taste is clean. I put the bottle in the refrigerator and chill shotglasses in my ice machine, definitely better that way
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Very Over Priced Vodka.
I will show you a secret how two similar vodka made in the same place and can taste exactly the same but one cost twice as much, such as is the case here with Grey Goose vodka. Balinoff vodka and Grey Goose are both distilled and bottle in France. They use the same water and method of processing. However, Grey Goose spend more on labeling, advertising and marketing on the brand that is why it's over priced. I have done comparission test by blind fold the subjects (tasters) before I poured the vodka into shot glasses. I marked bottom of cup, B for Balinnoff vodka and G for Grey Goose. Asked them taken off blind fold and tasted the vodkas. I asked which cup is Grey Goose surprisingly 10 out of 10 pointed to Balinoff vodka. So Grey Goose is very over Priced.
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Well worth the price. Great smooth vodka.
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