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Quail Eggs

Considered a delicacy in many parts of the world including Europe, Asia and North America.

In Japanese cuisine, Quail Eggs are often used raw or cooked as Tamago in Sushi hence they are sometimes found in bento lunches.

You are able to see from the image that Quail Eggs are approximately the size of a grape tomato and have a greyish coloured shell with speckles of black and brown. As their name suggests, they are laid by birds known as Quails.

Used in recipes, on restaurant menus and now instore at Fred’s One Stop Shopping, it is like the world has gone Quail Egg Crazy!

But are they any healthier? Do they taste any better than Chicken Eggs? What is it that’s so special about Quail Eggs?

Interestingly, there are three little known facts about the health and taste of Quail Eggs:

Quail Eggs Taste Just Like Chicken Eggs! 

Quail eggs are just a tad richer in taste and simply because they have a bigger yolk to white ratio than chicken eggs yet overall, the taste isn’t that dissimilar from chicken eggs.

Quail Eggs Are a little Healthier than Chicken Eggs! When compared to chicken eggs, Quail Eggs are only slightly healthier that is, if you can muster up the energy to eat that many.

When the nutritional value is taken into account for 100g of Quail Eggs vs 100g Chicken Eggs (both raw) the Quail Eggs had slightly more Fats, Proteins, Minerals and minerals.

Quail Eggs Are Cooked the Same Way! There is no need to fear cooking quail eggs as they can be cooked in exactly the same way for example, Quail Eggs can be scrambled, boiled, you can make omelettes with them and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even bake a cake with them at a ratio of 5-6 quail eggs to 1 chicken egg. Boiling Quail Eggs however is a little different due to their size.

Tip on How to Boil Quail Eggs

There is a bit of technique involved in boiling quail eggs properly

It is highly recommended that you use a spoon to place the quail eggs into the boiling water otherwise they might crack from hitting the bottom of the pan.

Start by boiling water and then placing the Quail Eggs into the boiling water using a spoon. Leave them in the boiling water for 3 minutes before quickly removed and dunking into some cold running water in order to stop the cooking process.

Peeling quail eggs can be a bit of a pain! You have to be very gentle in the removal of the shell. Rinsing the peeled eggs in cold water will remove any remaining bits of shell.

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