Ostrich Eggs Are Edible
Ostrich eggs weigh approximately 3 lbs., equivalent to 18-24 chicken eggs. The eggs resemble and taste like a chicken egg.
Compared to chicken eggs, Ostrich eggs have increased portions of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are most desirable in our diet.
Ostrich Eggs may be boiled whole:
- Cover the egg with cold water and boil for 2 hours, adding water as needed. Let egg cool in cold water for 15 minutes.
- Once cool, use a small hammer or similar sturdy kitchen utensil to crack shell.
- Peel away the shell and egg membrane.
- The egg will now resemble a large chicken egg and can be used in any of your favorite recipes.
Ostrich Eggs may be scrambled:
- Scramble an Ostrich Egg just as you would scramble chicken eggs.
- One Ostrich Egg yields 10 – 12 servings.
Ostrich Eggs in baking:
- ¼ cup Ostrich Egg equals 1 chicken egg in any recipe.
- The egg whips up smooth and fluffy.
Freeze what’s left for later:
- Ostrich egg can be frozen once removed from shell, then quickly defrosted when needed.
- Helpful Hint - Distribute egg yolk evenly in an ice cube tray for easy removal and cooking.