The best way how to eat quail eggs has to be on waffles. If you are looking to vary your diet and get better nutrition from your meals, you need to try quail eggs. I will answer your questions; what are quail eggs?, how do they taste like?, are quail eggs good to eat?, Do you cook quail eggs like regular eggs? You are going to be so excited to find this nutrition gold mine that you will run to get some and try them.
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WHY I BEGAN RAISING QUAILS
When I was struggling with my health I searched high and low for different ways to help my immune system. While researching and watching Instagram I came upon these amazing birds. One of the reasons I decided to raise them was because the cost and space required being less than chickens. To learn more about it, see my post ‘Cool Pets To Have | Cozy Up with Tea and a Flower!’.
I need to tell you so much more about them and my favorite way to make them!
HOW TO EAT QUAIL EGGS
If you are looking to add some variety to your diet and get amazing nutrition while at it, try quail eggs. They may be tiny, but they pack a punch in nutrition and flavor.
Ways To Prepare Quail Eggs:
- Used on baking dishes
- WAFFLES ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!
You literally can do anything you do with a chicken egg, you just need more of them because of the size. My favorite is on waffles without using any flour. they are fantastic! Let’s explore some of the benefits before going into the recipe. I need to convert you into a quail egg lover.
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WHAT ARE QUAIL EGGS
Quail eggs are the small eggs laid by a small game bird that is native to so many parts of the world. Now, do not go trying to catch wild quails when you see them. I remember them when I lived in Arizona, with their little feather sticking up on the top of their heads and the super tiny line of quail babies following behind. They were just amazing. Little did I know that many years later, I would be raising quails. Life takes so many turns.
There are different types of quails, around 130 varieties. You need to do your research to find out which is allowed to be raised in your area. The good news is that about 5 of the varieties are most commonly raised in people’s backyards. I raise, coturnix quails and calico quails. I do raise celadon layer coturnix quails that give me pale blue eggs. There is no difference in the eggs, just the pattern or color of the eggshell. The eggs are a work of art!
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QUAIL EGGS VS. CHICKEN EGGS.
I love both eggs and still eat both, but if I had to choose one, I would choose quail eggs. Just because of the health benefits for my thyroid. It contains Selenium which helps ensure healthy thyroid function
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Here Are a Few Differences You Need to Consider:
- BAKING: Cracking those little eggs can be a lot of work. I bake mostly with chicken eggs.
- CRACKING EGGS: You need to use a quail egg scissor to open the eggs. The shells are so thin and you might get pieces of eggshells.
- EGG QUANTITY: A quail will lay an egg per day when they have enough hours of light per day. And up to 300 eggs per year.
I also love chickens, but unfortunately, I am not allowed to raise them in my neighborhood. Wish I could!
WHAT DO QUAIL EGGS TASTE LIKE?
I will make it easy, I absolutely love them. Let me explain, these little eggs have the richest flavor, much richer than chicken eggs. the ratio of egg yolk to white egg is different from a chicken egg; quail eggs have more yolk than white. To me, it makes the taste much creamier and richer. Quail eggs don’t taste gamey to me, they just taste similar to chicken eggs, but more delicious.
ARE QUAIL EGGS GOOD TO EAT?
That will be a resounding yes! If you are not allergic or have any conditions that would prevent you from eating them, then you can consume these delicious eggs.
DO YOU COOK QUAIL EGGS LIKE REGULAR EGGS
You can use them in baking and any dish you would use a chicken egg. You just need to remember that one chicken egg equals 3-4 quail eggs. Quail eggs vary in size, this is why I say 3-4 eggs.
The only thing to be aware of is that they cook very quickly since they are so small. For example; when boiling quail eggs wait until the water boils and place the eggs in the boiling water. Boil only for 4 minutes, it doesn’t take much time. It is much harder to get a runny egg when boiling the quail eggs, consider frying to get a runny egg instead.
DO YOU WASH QUAILS EGGS BEFORE EATING?
Yes, you can wash your eggs before you consume them, this can get rid of the soil on the shell. Rinse and dry them afterward, but be gentle, their shells are a lot more fragile than regular chicken eggs.
If you raise the quails and have them fresh, I recommend leaving them on your kitchen counter and they will last longer. I have kept my eggs outside for a month, but I test them before eating them by placing them in a bowl of water. If the egg floats or ends up pointy side is up, I do not eat it.
MY FAVORITE WAY TO EAT THEM!
These waffles are so delicious, I eat them for breakfast, lunch, or brunch all the time. So healthy and even though the egg yolk is hard, not over easy, the flavor is still creamy. I do want to point out that parmesan cheese works really well because it creates a nice crust, but you can use any cheese you like.
QUAIL EGG WAFFLE
- 1 Mini Waffle Maker Small waffle maker works better.
- 1 Quail Egg Scissors
- 5 egg Quail Eggs
- 1 oz Cheese of your choosing I love parmesan or cheddar
- 1/8 tsp Butter Irish butter is delicious
- 1/8 cup Microgreens
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 pinch Pepper
- 1 pinch Garlic Powder
- Heat up mini waffle maker.
- Brush butter on the waffle maker once hot.
- Add shredded cheese to the bottom. Spread evenly.
- Crack quail eggs and place them on the waffle maker.
- Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Add shredded cheese on top. Spread evenly.
- Close waffle maker until the light goes off.
- Open the waffle maker and remove waffle with a rubber spatula.
- Add microgreens
QUAIL EGG WAFFLE STEP BY STEP
- After the mini waffle maker heats up brush with butter and add the shredded cheese.
- Using your quail egg scissors, cut quail eggs and place them on the waffle maker, one by one.
- Add a total of 5 quail eggs
- Add Seasoning; Salt, Pepper, and garlic powder. You can add other things like chives or green onions for a fresh touch. and place more cheese on top.
- Close the mini waffle lid and you will see the steam starts. Keep it covered until you see the light go off. Add some microgreens and ENJOY!
ARE YOU GOING TO TRY SOME QUAIL EGGS?!
So did I convince you to at least try some quail eggs? I hope if you do, that you love them as much as I do. This has been the number one most enjoyable discovery I have made in the past year. I now have 2 sets of birds that are laying eggs. The birds each lay an egg a day, so we have a lot of eggs and have began selling them in hopes that others realize the benefits and amazing flavor. Maybe some of you will begin to research and raise quails.
We have chosen a location for the new coop and can’t wait for the new group of ladies and their gentlemen to be settled. This is going to be an amazing summer. Do you want to learn more about starting your own mini backyard homestead? Read my post ‘Urban Homesteading for Beginners | The real meaning will surprise you!
Part of my happy discovery has to do with the eggs, but it has, even more, to do with the birds themselves. Raising quails has opened up my outlook to a tiny glimpse of what it takes to take care of farm animals. They are not cows or pigs, nor are they a dog or a cat. They are unique in the way you must attend to them to get the most out of the birds. When I see them happy, it makes every single thing worth it. I am so ready to enjoy them in my garden again!
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