Goose Egg Quiche

I have a friend who has geese, although she says the geese have her. Apparently, they wandered onto her farm from somewhere and won’t go away. People seem reluctant to cook with their eggs, but my friend makes killer brownies, and she claims the only Special Ingredient she uses is one goose egg in place of three hen’s eggs.

I’m the only person she knows who is all about the goose eggs, so she brings me some, now and again.

Like this one.

So what did I do? I made a quiche, using one of these babies.

This could easily have been vegetarian, but we had a sausage patty going begging, so I chopped that up and bunged it in. I fried some portabella mushrooms with onion, garlic, and Penzeys Fines Herbes. And salt.

Oh–I pre-baked the pie shell.

I arranged the sausage and mushrooms on the bottom of the pie shell, as if adding the egg and milk wouldn’t shove it around, right? After I poured the egg/milk mixture in, I sprinkled on what Charlie would call “a piss-pot full” of cheese.

Baked it at 350F for a full hour.

I wish we had had some asparagus, but, alas, we did not.

How much milk to that goose egg? Well, I use the measurements I heard Julia Child give once: Break your eggs into a measuring cup. For each hen’s egg you use, add milk to raise the level to 1/2 cup. Since one goose egg equals three hen’s eggs, I broke one goose egg into my measuring cup and added milk to the 3/4-cup line. Perfect!

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about a yummy soup.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about an unusual egg.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Goose Egg Quiche

  1. Dan antion

    April 2, 2019 at 11:29am

    I like the math/logic of the milk measurement – well done!

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  2. Deborah

    April 2, 2019 at 3:59pm

    A great little tidbit of measurements there! I’ll have to add that to my favorite cookbook.

    Is there any taste difference between goose and chicken eggs?

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      Marian Allen

      April 2, 2019 at 4:03pm

      Goose eggs have much larger yolks in proportion to white, so they’re richer. These geese are free-range, too. My friend says, boy, ARE they EVER free range!

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  3. joey

    April 2, 2019 at 10:08pm

    Groovy. I wish you’d had some asparagus too, but I’m sure it was delicious without. Looks phenomenal. I wish I had a friend with anything nom…

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  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    April 16, 2019 at 10:57am

    The recipe I always use is one egg to a half cup of heavy cream. I thought that came from Julia, too. I sent the Julia Child’s The Art of French Cooking books to my daughter in San Francisco who loves to cook. Sadly, I haven’t done much cooking in our brand new kitchen – harder to do from the walker, and cooking actually takes energy. We’re getting there – there will be low carb brownies one of these days, soon.

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      Marian Allen

      April 16, 2019 at 12:39pm

      I think the version I got was from television, no doubt simplified and adapted for the calorie conscious. I hope you can regain enough energy to indulge what I’m sure are superlative cooking skills. Low-carb brownies sound like an oxymoron. 😀

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  5. Teagan R. Geneviene

    April 26, 2020 at 10:06am

    😀 Marian this post is a delight, and the quiche looks delicious even though I’m allergic to eggs.
    I rarely leave links at other blogs, but considering what you said, you might enjoy this guy. Watching the barnyard birds in Youtube videos from “Kyletherooster” has become a favorite way for me to de-stress. His birds include geese in more variety than I knew existed.
    Happy Sunday brunching and hugs on the wing!

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      Marian Allen

      April 26, 2020 at 10:32am

      THANK YOU FOR THE LINK! I’ve subscribed, so I won’t miss an instant of barnyard hijinx. 😀

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