How long do you boil a duck egg?
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How long do you boil a duck egg?

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A soft-boiled duck egg should cook for six to seven minutes, resulting in a slightly runny yolk. A hard-boiled duck egg should cook for nine minutes.

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Duck eggs are larger than hen eggs, and duck eggshells are more delicate. Keeping the eggs at room temperature before cooking reduces the risk of cracking. Hard-boiled duck eggs form a gray line around the yolk if they are not consumed immediately after cooking. Chilling the eggs in a bowl of cold water before peeling is useful to prevent discoloration. Duck egg whites contain more protein than hen eggs, and the yolks contain more fat.

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