Deviled Duck Egg Recipes

Deviled duck eggs with smoked salmon and bruschetta is just one of the recipes featured on this page
Deviled duck eggs with smoked salmon and bruschetta is just one of the recipes featured on this page

Deviled eggs are a hugely popular creation, served in different forms in numerous countries around the world, usually in the form of hors d'oeuvres. This does not, however, preclude deviled eggs being served as a component part of a meal, at any time of day and with any number of different accompaniments. To vary the concept even further, instead of using chicken eggs to prepare the deviled egg recipes featured below, duck eggs have been employed. Slightly larger and stronger in flavour than chicken eggs, duck eggs can be used in almost any recipe that calls for chicken eggs.

Why not give some of these ideas a go?

Standard Deviled Duck Egg Preparation - Step One

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Duck egg is added to a pot of cold waterDuck egg is placed under running cold waterPeeled duck egg is submerged in cold water to cool quicklyCooled duck egg is carefully halvedYolk is scooped out of hard boiled duck egg with a teaspoon
Duck egg is added to a pot of cold water
Duck egg is added to a pot of cold water
Duck egg is placed under running cold water
Duck egg is placed under running cold water
Peeled duck egg is submerged in cold water to cool quickly
Peeled duck egg is submerged in cold water to cool quickly
Cooled duck egg is carefully halved
Cooled duck egg is carefully halved
Yolk is scooped out of hard boiled duck egg with a teaspoon
Yolk is scooped out of hard boiled duck egg with a teaspoon

The following procedures are the first stage in preparing all the deviled duck egg recipes featured below. It makes sense, therefore, to detail them in the first instance and only once.

  1. Put the duck egg(s) in to a pot of cold water, ensuring they are completely covered.
  2. Put the pot on the heat until the water starts to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten to twelve minutes.
  3. Take the pot to the sink and place it under running cold water for a couple of minutes. This will cool the duck egg sufficiently that it can be handled.
  4. Carefully crack the shell of the duck egg all around on a hard surface.
  5. Peel the duck egg and submerge in cold water for ten minutes. This cools it quickly and prevents the unattractive discolouration forming around the yolk.
  6. Cut the duck egg carefully in half length ways. Scoop out the yolk with a teaspoon and add to a small mixing bowl in readiness for the next stage of the procedure in each recipe.

Deviled Duck Eggs on Toast for Breakfast

Basic deviled duck eggs are served on circles of toast and garnished with cherry tomatoes
Basic deviled duck eggs are served on circles of toast and garnished with cherry tomatoes

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 duck egg
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp freshly chopped dill
  • 2 slices bread
  • Pinch paprika
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, to garnish
  • Salt and white pepper

Preparation Instructions

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Mayo, mustard and dill are added to egg yolkEgg filling is stirred to combineFilling is carefully spooned in to egg whitesCutting large circles from slices of toastSmaller circles are cut out of toast circles
Mayo, mustard and dill are added to egg yolk
Mayo, mustard and dill are added to egg yolk
Egg filling is stirred to combine
Egg filling is stirred to combine
Filling is carefully spooned in to egg whites
Filling is carefully spooned in to egg whites
Cutting large circles from slices of toast
Cutting large circles from slices of toast
Smaller circles are cut out of toast circles
Smaller circles are cut out of toast circles
  1. Add the mayo, mustard and dill to the cooked, separated egg yolks and season lightly with salt and white pepper. Stir well to combine.
  2. Toast the bread and use a large drinking glass or similar to cut circles as large as possible from each slice. Use an egg cup to cut smaller circles from the large one. Cut each small disc in half.
  3. Spoon the filling evenly in to the two egg white halves. Scatter with paprika and arrange the halved discs like wings as shown in the op photo.
  4. Lay the toast circles on a serving plate and sit the deviled eggs in the holes in the centre. Add the tomatoes and serve.

Deviled Duck Egg Fried Breakfast

A deviled duck egg is served with several more traditional components of a fried breakfast
A deviled duck egg is served with several more traditional components of a fried breakfast

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 35 min

Ready in: 45 min

Yields: One portion

Ingredients

  • 1 duck egg
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 beef sausages
  • 1 slice of black pudding
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 2 or 3 basil leaves, finely sliced, plus sprig for garnish

Preparation Instructions

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Mustard, ketchup and seasoning are added to duck egg yolksDeviled duck egg filling is stirred to combineSausages and black pudding are fried firstBacon is fried in the same pan as sausage and black puddingDeviled duck eggs are platedMeat components are added to the plate alongside the deviled duck eggs
Mustard, ketchup and seasoning are added to duck egg yolks
Mustard, ketchup and seasoning are added to duck egg yolks
Deviled duck egg filling is stirred to combine
Deviled duck egg filling is stirred to combine
Sausages and black pudding are fried first
Sausages and black pudding are fried first
Bacon is fried in the same pan as sausage and black pudding
Bacon is fried in the same pan as sausage and black pudding
Deviled duck eggs are plated
Deviled duck eggs are plated
Meat components are added to the plate alongside the deviled duck eggs
Meat components are added to the plate alongside the deviled duck eggs

A fried breakfast takes many different forms but eggs served as a component of such a breakfast are usually fried, poached, or even scrambled. If, however, a full Welsh breakfast can be permitted to contain shellfish and seaweed, the inclusion of deviled duck eggs should not prove to be such a deviation from the norm.

  1. Put a little vegetable oil in to a non-stick frying pan. Add the sausages (unpricked) and start to cook over a very low heat, turning occasionally.
  2. Add the ketchup, Dijon mustard and seasoning to the egg yolks. Stir to combine and divide between the two hollowed out egg whites.
  3. When the sausages have been frying for ten minutes, add the black pudding to fry for five minutes each side.
  4. Remove the sausages and black pudding to a heated plate and cover with tinfoil to keep warm. Put the bacon in to the same pan to fry for a couple of minutes each side.
  5. Plate the deviled duck eggs and garnish with the paprika and basil.
  6. Lay the bacon on the plate, with two sausages to each side and the black pudding on top.
  7. Cut the tomato almost in to quarters but don't cut all the way through. Open it up and lay it on the black pudding, garnishing with the small basil sprig.

A Look at the Nutritional Value of Duck Eggs

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 70g egg
Calories 130
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 7 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 619 mg206%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Turmeric and Garlic Deviled Duck Egg with Indian Spiced Rice

Spicy deviled duck egg is served on a bed of rice and peppers
Spicy deviled duck egg is served on a bed of rice and peppers

Cook Time

Cook time: 30 min

Prep time: 10 min

Ready in: 40 min

Yields: Two portions

Ingredients

  • 1 duck egg
  • 8oz pack Indian spiced dried rice and peppers
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Generous pinch hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 medium tomato (cut in to 4 segments)
  • Finely sliced basil to garnish

Preparation Instructions

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Spices for deviled duck eggsPreparing spicy filling for deviled duck eggSpicy Indian rice is platedDeviled duck egg is laid on spiced rice
Spices for deviled duck eggs
Spices for deviled duck eggs
Preparing spicy filling for deviled duck egg
Preparing spicy filling for deviled duck egg
Spicy Indian rice is plated
Spicy Indian rice is plated
Deviled duck egg is laid on spiced rice
Deviled duck egg is laid on spiced rice

This recipe is a little bit of a "cheat" and designed to be prepared when time is short. Why? Dried and pre-packed rice and peppers are used and simply added to a pot of boiling water, per the instructions on the pack (twenty minutes' cooking in this instance). Where time permits, a homemade rice and pepper preparation is of course infinitely preferable.

  1. Cook the rice per the instructions provided on the pack.
  2. Add the mayo, turmeric and the peeled and grated garlic clove to the duck egg yolk. Lightly season.
  3. Mix the filling and re-add to the duck egg whites. Scatter with the hot chilli pepper.
  4. Divide the rice between two serving plates and add one duck egg half on top of each portion. Scatter with the basil leaves and serve.

Deviled Duck Egg with Beetroot and Feta Cheese Salad

Deviled Duck egg is served on a bed of green leaves, beetroot and Greek feta cheese
Deviled Duck egg is served on a bed of green leaves, beetroot and Greek feta cheese

Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min

Prep time: 20 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 duck egg
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Handful of green salad leaves of choice
  • 1 small cooked beet
  • 2oz Greek feta cheese
  • 1 pitted black olive

Preparation Instructions

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Mustard, mayo and seasoning are added to duck egg yolksEgg yolk and filling ingredients are stirred to combineCooked beets and feta cheeseBeetroot and feta cheese are added to bed of green salad leavesDeviled duck eggs are placed on top of beetroot and feta cheese salad
Mustard, mayo and seasoning are added to duck egg yolks
Mustard, mayo and seasoning are added to duck egg yolks
Egg yolk and filling ingredients are stirred to combine
Egg yolk and filling ingredients are stirred to combine
Cooked beets and feta cheese
Cooked beets and feta cheese
Beetroot and feta cheese are added to bed of green salad leaves
Beetroot and feta cheese are added to bed of green salad leaves
Deviled duck eggs are placed on top of beetroot and feta cheese salad
Deviled duck eggs are placed on top of beetroot and feta cheese salad
  1. Combine the mayo, mustard and egg yolk in a bowl and season before using to fill the egg halves. Dust with paprika.
  2. Wash and dry the slad leaves and lay as a bed in a serving plate.
  3. Roughly dice the beetroot and feta and scatter evenly over the green leaf salad.
  4. Lay the deviled egg halves on the salad. Cut the pitted olive in half lengthways and place one half on each egg portion as shown.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Duck Eggs with Bruschetta

Smoked salmon is used in the deviled eggs as well as in the , all served with bruschetta
Smoked salmon is used in the deviled eggs as well as in the , all served with bruschetta

Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min

Prep time: 20 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 duck egg
  • 4oz cold smoked salmon
  • Handful of fresh rocket leaves (arugula)
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp freshly chopped dill leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 3 slices of French bread stick
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Preparation Instructions

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Smoked salmon is roughly choppedA little of the smoked salmon is mixed with duck egg yolk, mayo, Dijon mustard and dillBread is sliced for making bruschettaRccket leaves (arugula) and smoked salmon are arranged on the serving plateSmoked salmon deviled duck eggs are laid on the salad bedBruschetta is prepared for plating
Smoked salmon is roughly chopped
Smoked salmon is roughly chopped
A little of the smoked salmon is mixed with duck egg yolk, mayo, Dijon mustard and dill
A little of the smoked salmon is mixed with duck egg yolk, mayo, Dijon mustard and dill
Bread is sliced for making bruschetta
Bread is sliced for making bruschetta
Rccket leaves (arugula) and smoked salmon are arranged on the serving plate
Rccket leaves (arugula) and smoked salmon are arranged on the serving plate
Smoked salmon deviled duck eggs are laid on the salad bed
Smoked salmon deviled duck eggs are laid on the salad bed
Bruschetta is prepared for plating
Bruschetta is prepared for plating
  1. Moderately finely chop the smoked salmon. Mix around a teaspoon of it with the duck egg yolk, mayo, Dijon mustard and dill. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the slices of bread on to toast.
  3. Lay the salad leaves on a plate, season lightly and scatter over the remaining smoked salmon.
  4. Stuff the egg whites with the yolk mix and dust with the paprika. Lay the halves on top of the salad.
  5. Peel and lightly crush the garlic clove. Rub it on the top of each slice of toast, before drizzling with olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Plate the bruschetta with the eggs and salad and serve immediately.

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Why Not Experiment Further with Deviled Eggs Recipes?

Deviled eggs is one of those dishes where the potential combinations are all but infinite. The ideas featured above are but a tiny representative example of how the filling and accompaniments can be varied to suit any and all personal tastes. Why not do a bit of experimenting and see what combinations you can come up with tp suit your tastes and those of your family, friends or guests?

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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Nell. I hope you do give these a try. They don't take long and are a refreshing change at times. Duck eggs may well be more readily available in your area than you think - ask around in likes of fishmongers or local farmers markets. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I hate to admit it but I have never done eggs like this! lol! I am a lazy cook, but saying that this looks so yummy I am going to try your ideas, and the idea of using a duck egg is really interesting, now where can I buy a duck egg? lol! voted up!


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Rebecca. I'm jealous of your daughter! I'm determined to have my own chickens and ducks some day.

You're right about duck eggs. They're just that little bit tastier than chicken eggs but equally versatile. I'm glad you enjoyed them scrambled and hope you will now try them many different ways - maybe even deviled?

Thanks very much for your visit and comments.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I will have to tell you that my daughter has chickens, ducks and geese. She shared scrambled eggs with me one morning. Not knowing they were duck eggs, I found them to be the tastiest eggs I had ever eaten. She didn't tell me they were duck eggs....and I may have thought twice about eating them had she done so. These recipes sound great and the photos are awesome!


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thank you, Angela - I hope you enjoy some of these variations.


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, LaThing. I suppose I just like experimenting with different ways of preparing and serving a particular ingredient and sharing what I believe is the best of what I came up with. Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you like the ideas and hope you enjoy them in whatever quantities you prepare them.


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Deviled eggs are one of my favorite recipes to make and your recipe suggestions are very good.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Interesting, Duck eggs..... Love the way you give variety of recipes for the same item. Enjoyed it, the picture are awesome as usual.... Will be trying the recipes, but in larger quantity :)

Thanks for sharing.....


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Carol. Duck eggs can sometimes be a little bit tricky to get a hold of. For example, I have never seen them for sale in any supermarket. I get them from a small local fishmonger's shop in my town but they are also regularly available from farmer's markets if you have one in your area. Thanks for visiting and I hope you get the chance to try duck eggs soon.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I have never used Duck eggs. Are they at the store? However, I loved your recipes and ideas. thanks for sharing. Voted UP.

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