Are turtle eggs edible ?

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  1. STOBBER

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    There was a turtle "aka slider" lying in the path today , we felt a bump and looked only to find we had ran her over .
    Upon closer inspection we saw that she was in the process of covering her nest . we dug it up and found about a dz. freshly laid egg's .
    Any other time we would have left them be but the swamp is completlly overrun with them already and since the eggs were directlly in the tire path in soft sand i doubt they would have survived.
    Long story short....................can you eat'em ????????
     
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    I have never tried them but author Robert Ruark in his stories of his youth (The Old Man and the Boy) raved about sea turtle eggs in fact he seemed to be preoccupied with food in general.
     
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    i've never had them myself but have read that they are quite good. taste like chicken:)
     
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    You can eat em, however I have heard (or read) that you have to poke them open (they are leathery to begin with) and suck the stuff out, which is slimy.

    Maybe try frying em?
    Be sure to give a report bud!
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    They are eddible just like any other egg
     
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    I'm always cautious over new foods...... I know some fish eggs are toxic ......like gar for example.... i got the turtle eggs in the fridge till i get some feedback.
    If not.....just send my widow some donations and flowers LOL!!!!!
    Send contrbutions to "turtleeggsmakeyouvomit.org"
     
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    They may be further along and already past the embyro stage, make sure you check'em.
     
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    Now I'm curious to know what they taste like. Let us know how they treat you, Stobber!
     
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    As far as I know, all fresh bird or reptile egg is edible. But Walkabout is right on.
    Nothin' takes the edge off your apatite like cracking an egg into a hot frying pan and having a little critter skating around in the oil. :eek:
    I'll eat a lot of stuff, but a balut ain't one of them!
     
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    Ya gottat try Balut at least once in your life:D
     
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    Balut lmao!
    PMZ
     
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    Thank you guys for ruining my egg sandwich this morning really wonderful!



    I have heard people eating them. From many different varieties of turtle! I'd say go for it and report back to us!
     
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    No...I don't! :D One Century Egg was one too many, also!
     
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    Century egg= sidewalk pizza
     
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    Century Egg = slingshot ammo.....
     
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    Century eggs have to be the closest thing to eating poo! at least thats the way they smell, balut is just nasty.
     
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    The only thing I know that benefits from a month buried in the ground in kimchi! :cool:
     
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    i have some 3 year old homemade spicy pickled eggs that are still good. i've always wanted to try palut and century eggs. eggs are an amazing food "group". op, they will also keep you alive:)
     
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    Hey, I pickle eggs! Really like 'em, too.
    There's a big difference between pickled, fermented...and rotten. If you want to stick a decomposing duck embryo with a soft egg shell into your mouth...go for it. A balut reminds me of something half digested my dog would barf up!
    I agree with walkabout, a century egg tastes like sh*t, and smells worse.
    And I say this having eaten everything from ants to wood grubs. I would willingly eat a spoon full of maggots before one of either of those eggs. At least maggots are good for you.
     
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    nice op! like i said, i haven't tried balut or century eggs. but i would. balut actually sounds good to me. i've told the wife if a chicken ever goes broody we should try one at around 15-18 days. as you would imagine, she said that i was own my own:)
     
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    Go for it, bro.. Let me know how it works out for you. <big grin>
    I ran into them in Viet Nam, where they let them grow until they have beaks and feet. That was it for me....:p
     
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    hang over as hell one sunday monring I thought a fry up whould do me good got the bacon toms in the fry pan craced the first egg fine all good the second f$%k me a baby chock came out put the whole lot in the sink and went back to bed
     
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    That's why I don't own any roosters! Hahaha!
     
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    ROFLMFAO

    I peed a little that was funny as hell!
     
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    I have been reading Robinson Caruso with my Grandson this last week, "his" Journal refers to eating turtle eggs with great delight.

    Seems like a nice omelett would be a nifty experiment! :)
     
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    To toss a dash of reality in here, depending on the species of turtle and your locale, palatable may not be the question. It may not be legal to harvest and consume the eggs.

    Survival situation is a different ethic.
     
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    I had to look up century eggs. You guys are disgusting. :barf:
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    Thats how I felt when I looked up what the hell balut was!
     
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    Did you take the shell of the turtle you ran over?,you could make some nice things from that.
     
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    Eatin Balut is an aquired taste. It aint for everyone, eat one of them puppies and wash it down with a couple of big ol San Miguel Beers. You will definatly have some smelly after effects:eek: lol
     
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    Im guessing the smell resembles something along the lines of a dead salmon in an old tennis shoe! :D
     
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    Lol I reckon thats about it. I remember my squad sayin that they were gonna use me as a secret chemical weapon;)
     
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    I have encountered a similar taste/smell while 'eating' something else, but it's probably best not gone into here... :eek::D;)
     
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    Are you reffering to the latin word "stinkus vagicus":p
     
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    Indeed. Usually encountered in less-well-maintained 'gardens', stinkus vagicus enjoys the darker, warmer, wetter habitats.
     
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    have to crack all my eggs into a little bowl first now
     
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    I do that anyway, to ensure I don't eat shell.
    PMZ
     
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    I have never got eggs of that bloke again he thought it was a right joke the wanker
     
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    Or, you could drop the eggs into a glass dish full of water.
    If it's good to eat it will sink to the bottom and lay sideways.
    If it's got a developed embryo it will stand on end.
    This according to that cool Pacific Islander story someone posted on here tonight:p

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    In the interest of accuracy, and safety, I gotta pipe up here.
    Not always true, Trek.
    When an egg ages and starts to go bad, gases form in the shell. A fresh egg will sink, and lay on the bottom of the bowl, true enough because there is no air (gas) space in it.
    If an egg stands on end, the gas pocket has formed, and it's not as fresh. Make these into hard boiled eggs fairly soon. If an egg floats, the gas pocket is probably 1/3 of the content, and usually the egg is spoiled. Throw it out to be safe, or break it in a bowl and check for cloudiness.
    A fertilized hen egg will develop an embryo, and no gas, because it has a growing bird inside. A fertilized egg with a developed embryo will sink like a rock, just like any fresh egg.
    The only way to tell if there is a developing embryo in an egg is to "candle" it. Candling means shining a bright light through the egg from behind and look for the mass in the egg...just like taking an x-ray.
     
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    O.K. I actually fried one of the eggs and it tasted fine but it had the texture of fish row....kinda grainy......?????????..........gonna boil and pickle the rest , i;ll keep ya posted.
     
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    "Whole grain" eggs...what a concept!
     
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    LOL!!!!!!Philosopher , that's a good one !
    O.K. , I boiled them and DAAAYYYUUUMMM!!!!!!!!
    I BOILED HE CRAP OUT OF THEM BUT THE "WHITES " STAY ALL SNOTTY AND THE YOLK HAS THE CONSISTANCY OF FROZEN VASELINE , LOOKS LIKE FRYIN'EM IS GONNA BE THE BEST BET.
    They really arent bad at all when fried but i almost heaved my toenails up on that boiled texture !
    If anyone else has a recipie please let us know.
     
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    Sounds like the "soft boiled eggs" my Gpa loved. How long did you boil them?
    I did a little research, and while they are a delicacy in Panama, I would put reptile (turtle, snake, gator) eggs toward the bottom of the list of survival foods. :)
     
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    i boiled them for a good 10mins. or more....theyre only about the size of pigeon eggs so i figured that was enough.
    oh well.................................................
     
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    soft boiled. that's the only way i eat boiled eggs. i've got it down to a sicence. get water boiling, gently drop egg in, time exactly 6 min. immediatly drop in cold water. the yolk is raw and oh so creamy. ummm:) i also love to just crack a fresh egg directlly in to my mouth. one of the fine delicacys of the culinary world imo:D it also has good shock value for "city folk":eek:
     
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    I have never tried it so I cant say one more thing to try on my list.
     

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