Why aren't goose eggs more accepted?

Puerto Rico
March 13, 2013 8:57am CST
In these days I prepared this omelet using a goose egg I got from my mother, she has a goose and lately it has begun laying eggs. She doesn't eat them, something about feeling bad for the goose, but the truth is that they taste about the same as chicken's but they are way bigger. In fact, this whole omelet was made using only one goose egg. In comparison I would have had to use around 3 chicken eggs to make it. Their shell is also thicker, which would make it easier to transport safely (no more checking in the market to see if they are broken inside the packages), and the one I checked also had a huge yolk and little white, which meant more vitamins and less water. So, why they aren't sold in the supermarkets? It's not like gooses are nastier than chickens, so why not sell some of their eggs too?
3 responses
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
the goose egg does make for a good food and we should have the choice to buy them in the market but I think the main reason we dont see them is when something calls for an egg the goose egg is much larger and will not work or things that call for eggs
• Puerto Rico
13 Mar 13
Hello :D. But most recipes call for 2 eggs and such, it could easily be adapted for one goose egg, since that's about the same in quantity. I'm not really sure about how much eggs they commonly produce, since I only know about my mother's, but it's a viable substitute in my mind. In fact, since they are aquatic they are more cleaner and less stinky than chicken, one could start an egg farm using an artificial pond. It sounds like a good business idea :P.
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
yes would be a great business but they are loud and well I don't have a lake in my small yard in mexico lol you have a great day
• Indonesia
13 Mar 13
I never have goose eggs before. ISs it tasty? And I never see goose eggs directly. I wonder how it looks, is it bigger than chicken eggs? or the shell is brighter? I am curious now
• Puerto Rico
13 Mar 13
Hello :D. It tastes about the same, but since the yolk is bigger its a stronger taste when you mix it with the white. It looks about the same as white chicken eggs, however they are bigger like 2 or 3 times the size of a chicken's. You have to try one someday since a bigger egg means a thicker omelet :).
• Indonesia
13 Mar 13
I think I will give it a try someday if I can find it here in my local market
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
13 Mar 13
Now it's an interesting topic to think about. I've never eaten a goose egg, and chicken eggs are what are sold in the shops and on the market in my country, too. I don't know why goose eggs aren't that popular, though... maybe because people got used to chicken eggs?