In the past, quail eggs were a real luxury item, but today it is not – they can be bought in any well-stocked supermarket and cost much less than you might expect. An average quail egg weighs about 10-12 grams and with its peeled bowl it is really interesting to look at. Quail eggs are also healthier than chicken eggs, because they contain much more vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and about 15% less cholesterol. In addition, these eggs taste much better and do not cause allergic reactions. In this article, you will find instructions on how to cook quail eggs and some wonderful recipes with them. Let yourself be inspired!
Cooking quail eggs: how is it done?
Most people may be right in thinking that the easiest task in the kitchen is to cook eggs. But there are a few important rules to keep in mind when cooking quail eggs – they are different from the chicken eggs, so they also require a special preparation. For boiled quail eggs, first, bring a large pot of water to a boil – the eggs should have enough space so that they do not hit each other. Put the quail eggs into the boiling water and wait for the necessary time: for hard-boiled eggs about 4 minutes, for waxy – 2.5 minutes, and for soft – no more than 2 minutes. Then place the boiled eggs in ice water and wait until they cool completely. The quail eggs are actually harder to peel than chicken eggs – use a sharp knife for this purpose. The cooked quail eggs can be served as a delicacy, for example at a party – your guests will certainly be impressed! Below you will find some delicious recipes with quail eggs.
Poached quail eggs
You can actually cook quail eggs in a different way. Maybe you’ve already eaten poached chicken eggs – quail eggs can also be prepared like that. For one serving you need about 5 quail eggs – this amount corresponds to a hen’s egg. Break the eggs in a plate using a sharp knife and bring a pot of water to a boil with a tablespoon of vinegar. Place the eggs in the boiling water for about 1-1.5 minutes and use a spoon so that the egg does not melt in all directions. The poached quail eggs can be salted and peppered and served in a glass with onions or herbs to your taste. You can also prepare delicious party appetizers – put the poached eggs on a bun, lubricated with mayonnaise, and add a few slices of smoked salmon, cream cheese and onions as you wish.
Quail eggs in the potato nest
For this recipe you need the following ingredients: 6 quail eggs, 2 large potatoes, some milk or cream, a little butter, salt and pepper. Cut the potatoes into small pieces and let them boil in salted water. Drain the water and crush the boiled potatoes with a fork. Add a little butter and milk or cream, sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir well this mixture. With the help of a piping bag you form the egg nest from the potato mass. Prepare the quail eggs with some butter as fried eggs and place them in the finished nest. Serve with party shrimp or fresh salad as a side dish.
Warm ham cheese toast with quail eggs
The ham and cheese toast with quail eggs are also ideal for a party and can be prepared quickly and easily. You will need: 12 small slices of bread, 12 quail eggs, 12 slices of ham of your choice, 12 slices of cheese, salt, pepper and a little butter. Grease each slice of bread with butter and place a ham and cheese slice on top. Place the slices of bread in a well-preheated oven for a few minutes until the cheese starts to melt. Roast the quail eggs as fried eggs and place each egg on a ham and cheese toast. We wish you good appetite!
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