Duck eggs are more decadent than chicken eggs. They have a richer flavor and smoother mouthfeel. When they are salt and sugar cured they become dense, grate-able, cheese-like orbs. By themselves they are good. I would say better than good and way better than the over popularized cured chicken eggs. Today, with our friend Ryan Poli, I was able to smoke them. The world turned differently on its axis. Applying smoke to the already cured yolks, think smoking salmon with a pellicle in place, was brilliantly delicious. A small alteration to an existing idea created transformative results.
March 15, 2011