Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast

Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast

Last weekend Chris and I joined Kimi and her family for lunch at this tapas place.  One of the many delightful dishes we tried was a small plate called Fried Duck Egg, Chorizo Cracklings, Toast.  It was such a simple yet tasty dish that I wanted to recreate it at home.  I managed to score some duck eggs at my butcher.  I’ve been meaning to give duck eggs a try but I just didn’t know how to prepare it or what to expect.

Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast

Duck eggs are slightly bigger than chicken eggs.  It even has a very distinctive looking shell, almost muddy looking (white) and big.  Big and very dense, not to mention heavy.  The yolks are also bigger than regular chicken eggs but mighty fine tasting.  You can definitely make this dish with chicken eggs but if you can get your hands on duck eggs, try it with that.

This can easily be served as an appetizer or a brunch item.  Enjoy your week!

Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast

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  • 2 slices of ciabatta, cut into 2-3 pieces lengthwise
  • 1 ounce of Spanish chorizo, minced
  • 2 duck eggs
  • salt
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped

Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Center the oven rack.  Line foil on a baking sheet.

Arrange ciabatta on the baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.

In two 6-inch mini cast iron skillets over medium low heat (my burners are big so there’s no need to turn the heat up high), split the minced chorizo in half and cook chorizo in each skillet until it renders off some fat and is slightly crispy.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer chorizo to a plate.

Crack one duck egg in each cast iron skillet and fry until eggs are set or until desired doneness.  Slightly season with salt.  Be sure not to overcook the yolk, it needs to be a bit runny when you eat this with your toast.  Once cooked, top the eggs with chorizo and chopped scallions.  Serve this in the cast iron skillet with toast.  Alternatively, you can cook this in a regular skillet and serve this on a small plate 1-2 eggs per person.

Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast


82 thoughts on “Fried Duck Egg Chorizo Cracklings Toast

  1. Your mini cast iron skillets are fantastic! I love your version and it’s beautifully photographed. I haven’t used chorizo in anything in awhile…I’ve got to add it to this week’s shopping list!

  2. You gotta love that egg yolk, man those things are HUGE. I wonder what a fried duck egg over a burger would taste like. Epic?

  3. I’ll add my voice to the chorus, Anne, and say how delicious this dish looks. No, I haven’t had duck eggs either but you probably guessed that. I am in the chorus, after all. 🙂

  4. Duck eggs also have a richer taste, right? We have loads of salted duck eggs but I’ve never seen fresh duck eggs around. I’m pretty sure it’s ah-mazing!

  5. Besides chocolate, eggs are possibly my favorite food/ingredient. I love this dish with duck eggs – it looks perfectly delicious! It’s so nice to be able to re-create something fantastic you ate at a restaurant. And I love your mini cast-iron skillets! : )

  6. Oh how intriguing! Looks absolutely delicious, dear Anne. Curious, how does the duck egg compare in taste to a regular chicken egg? I have heard that it’s not as light and a bit game-ier? Is that true? And chorizo … delectable! Big hugs, Anne; hope you are having a fabulous week =) xo!

    • Hi my dear Christina! Duck eggs, in my opinion, is richer. I don’t think it’s game-y, as I bought them fresh from the butcher. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. BIG hugs back to you and have a great rest of the week! 🙂 xo!

  7. I’ve eaten many duck eggs before but usually either preserved, or steamed whole and eat with other seasonings. I gotta give this a try next time. Sounds and looks delicious. A great dish for brunch, in deed.

  8. Chorizo cracklings – awesome term and perfect flavor booster. For Cinco De Mayo, we’re doing something on Chorizo Tacos and will definitely cite your post!

  9. Oh…Em…Gee…This looks absolutely mouth-watering. Anything with a fried egg always caught my attention. That’s why I love Bibimbap. Thanks for liking my post on that, btw. I’ve started subscribing, your blog is filled with excellent cooking!

  10. Fantastic recipe for Brunch Week! Duck eggs have the best yolks and I wish they were easily available, but then if they were then they wouldn’t be special would they! Your recipes are fantastic!

  11. This is a great idea for a brunch item – so unique. I only recently discovered duck eggs, and am always looking for a way to use them. They do have such a nice, rich flavor and those big, bright yolks – love it!

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