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Monday, February 22, 2016

Deviled Quail Egg Appetizers

Quail eggs are delicious and very nutritious. Although they are small in size, their nutritional value is three to four times that of chicken eggs.

Point is they are great! You can make quail egg appetizers easily and it doesn't take a lot of time. Plus they are just cute as can be.

12 Quail Eggs
3-4 tsp Mayonnaise
1/2 - 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Dash of Salt
Dash of Black Pepper
Fresh Dill
Paprika for Garnish
Caviar (optional)

Fill a medium saucepan with enough water that will cover the eggs once you add them, about 2 cups. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. When the water is boiling,  using a slotted spoon lower the quail eggs in. 

Set your timer, and boil for 4-5 minutes. That's it! They are itty bitty and it doesn't take long.

When the cooking time is up remove from heat and cool eggs down right away by adding cold water until the eggs are chilled.

To peel the eggs, on a cutting board, give the eggs a crack around like you would chicken eggs. Then place the egg under your palm and gently roll it back and forth. You will feel the shell breaking up. Peel the eggs. After you get it started the rest comes right off no problem at all. I sat a grape tomato beside one of the boiled quail eggs so you have an idea of size if you've never seen a quail egg. 

Cut eggs in half and remove the yolk. Add yolks to a small bowl and set aside whites for filling later.

To the yolks add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and mash together with the tines of a fork until everything is mixed well. You want a creamy consistency. 

Add the yolk mixture to a zip lock bag and snip off a small corner piece. This makes filling the eggs easier and the method I prefer to do it. If you're more comfortable using a table knife that's okay too. 

Garnish with paprika (add a small amount of paprika to your palm and use your fingers to add a pinch to each egg). Add a small sprig of fresh dill.

If you're using caviar on some or all of your deviled quail eggs, add caviar to a mesh strainer and give a rinse with cold water. using a small spoon add a little caviar to your deviled quail eggs. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julia,
    Your Deviled Quail Egg Appetizers look fabulous, what a special appetizer! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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