A girlfriend of mine came over yesterday for dinner and saw these on my counter, she asked me if they were lizard eggs. 😀 I laughed and told her that they were quail eggs.
I found these little eggs while I was at the Asian market picking up some ingredients for my Spicy Crispy Beef. As an addicted and avid watcher of Iron Chef America, I have seen these eggs used many times.
I guess at first glance they can look like lizard eggs, but they are so tiny and cute. I do not know yet what I will do with them, I am sure it won’t taste much different from a regular egg. If you have ever had a quail egg, let me know how they are. I am thinking of a small salad and topping it off with an egg, we will see. Regardless I love finding ingredients that I have never used before.
Here are a few interesting links on quail eggs:
- Quail Egg: Cooking Terms: Recipe Tips
- Lunch in A Bowl: How to crack and fry a quail egg
- The Well-Seasoned Cook: Quail Eggs Handle with Care
- Discuss Cooking Cooking Forums: Quail Eggs?