Lately I’ve been into duck eggs! No offence to chicken eggs, but these bad boys are much bigger and have just as much, if not more, nutritional content than their chicken counterpart.
To Yolk or not to Yolk? I get this question a lot. As a matter of fact, people are so quick and proud to tell me that they only consume egg whites. However, I recommend TO YOLK! Consume the yolks my friends, they are one of the most important parts of the egg. But what if I have high cholesterol? Contrary to what you may hear in mainstream media, eating cholesterol rich foods doesn’t lead to high cholesterol. As a matter of fact, cholesterol rich foods tend to be amongst one of the best for your health.
Did you know that cholesterol plays a key role in:
- regulating protein pathways involved in cell signalling
- maintaining the health and integrity of your cellular membranes
- the digestive system, as it’s a precursor to bile (what is needed to breakdown and emulsify fat)
- brain health as it contains at least 25% of the cholesterol in your body
All in all, egg yolks provide some extremely valuable vitamins, such as A, D, E and K (the essential fat soluble vitamins) along with omega-3 fats and powerful antioxidants, much of which are not found in egg whites. Whip this nourishing and filling meal up in no time, and your body will thank you later.
- 2 slices of sourdough bread
- 1 tbsp goats milk butter
- 2 duck eggs
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish: basil microgreens
- Toast your sourdough bread and spread with goats milk butter
- Melt coconut oil in a pan, then crack 2 duck eggs leaving yolk in tact
- Cover pan with lid for about 2 minutes until eggs are cooked over easy/medium
- With spatula, cut the duck eggs in half in the frying pan and place each egg on top of the buttered sourdough bread
- Garnish with salt, pepper and basil microgreens