Boiled duck eggs
Follow these tips and times to cook the perfect boiled duck egg.
Servings Prep Time
12eggs 1minute
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
12eggs 1minute
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To begin, choose a pot that will fit all your eggs in a single layer at the bottom of the pot without much empty room. Just cover your eggs with cool tap water.
  2. Turn heat to high and bring eggs to a rolling boil, uncovered, for 30 seconds to 1 full minute. (30 seconds will leave some larger eggs soft boiled in the center, 1 minute fully cooks all yolks)
  3. After boiling for 30-60 seconds, turn heat off and cover the pot. Set a timer for 10 minutes and allow eggs to ‘steam’ in the pot. * Note: i use the same method for chicken eggs but steam for just 8 minutes.
  4. Carefully drain the hot water off your eggs. You may choose to place the eggs in a bowl of ice water, or just rinse with cold tap water. The temp of the cooler water may make your eggs be easier to peel.
  5. Peel and eat! See peeling tips below.
  6. How to store: Keep your eggs in the fridge for several days. USDA recommends eating them within just a few days, but i have kept them in the fridge for over a week with no ill effect.
Recipe Notes

You may choose to adjust the period of time you let the water boil before turning off the heat: longer makes a firmer yolk, less time makes a softer yolk. You may also prefer to set your timer for another minute if your eggs aren’t cooked to your liking. I personally boil for 30 seconds, steam for 10 minutes and only cool the cooked eggs in tap water before putting in the fridge: this allows the eggs to continue cooking slightly as they cool down.