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Keen’s Alternative Easter Egg Hunt

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As much as Easter in the UK is all about a certain bunny, eggs in abundance and novelty mugs endorsed by confectionery companies, there is more than just chocolate eggs you can snack on. In fact, if you are a fan of trying different flavours, there is a whole world of alternative eggs you can also try to satisfy your palette.

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If you’re a fan of shooting disciplines you may have already heard of the following eggs, but whether you have tasted them or not is a different matter. Try something new this Easter and treat the whole family to a Keen’s Alternative Easter Egg Hunt.

Quail Eggs

The distinctive blotched brown shell is indicative of the Quail’s egg, as well as it being much smaller than a regular hen’s egg. They are known to have a stronger taste and more yolk, which makes them good for use in a wide variety of recipes. You can also buy them from your local supermarket.

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Best served: On their own, with a salad or with fish.

Nutritional Information (per 100 grams)

Calories: 158

Fat: 11g

Protein: 13g

Duck Eggs

A great substitute for your standard hen’s egg, a Duck Egg includes more yolk, which turns a bright orange when cooked. Just as versatile, it can implemented in many dishes, and is often served in restaurants as more of an upmarket alternative. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use Duck Eggs in your kitchen!

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Best served: poached, with asparagus and cured meats

Nutritional Information (per 100 grams)

Calories: 185

Fat: 14g

Protein: 13g

Turkey Eggs

A much creamier, and much larger alternative to a hen’s egg, a Turkey Egg is considered a delicacy given that Turkey’s produce a much smaller amount of eggs per year. The shell is also a lot thicker so be prepared to get cracking!

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Best served: added to sauces or cooked in a big, luxurious breakfast

Nutritional Information (per 100 grams)

Calories: 171

Fat: 12g

Protein: 14g

Goose Eggs

The first thing most apparent about a Goose egg is how huge it is, so if you are substituting it into a recipe, bear in mind you’ll have a much larger quantity. In addition, due to their rich flavour and denser quality, they are perfect for use when baking.

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Best served: use in baking cakes, or when making pasta from scratch

Nutritional Information (per 100 grams)

Calories: 185

Fat: 13g

Protein: 14g

Pheasant Eggs

Unique due to its olive green shell, Pheasant Eggs are delicious and easily substituted into recipes that require normal hen’s eggs. Like Duck Eggs, they go very well with asparagus and cured meats, but they can also be included in salads quite easily.

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Best served: with cured meats, salad or even cooked as scotch eggs

Nutritional Information (per 100 grams)

Calories: 120

Fat: 11g

Protein: 6g

Have you completed Keen’s Alternative Easter Egg Hunt? Or have you got any more eggs to add to the list? Get in touch with us on our Facebook page and let us know.

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