|Just passing by!|
Quail eggs! Neither of us has ever had quail eggs before. They were so tiny, speckled and very cute. Yes food can be cute! Have you ever seen baby zucchinis, champagne grapes, baby peas, baby pumpkins? I can go on, but I won't! We talked with the farm hand and he said they taste just like chicken eggs just much smaller. We asked about the birds and how they were raised - free range running all around the farmyard, eating whatever they fancy and were told we could go and look if we wanted. Of course we bought the basket which held 18 eggs.
|I put two chicken eggs beside them to show their size.|
|I love the brown speckles!|
|Cracking the eggs was a little difficult. They are so tiny and the shells are actually quite hard and I was afraid to smash them. The inside of the eggs are pale blue!|
|I added one chicken egg so you could see the size again.|
So I gently fried our quail eggs but you have to be quick, these little guys cook fast and in my cast iron pan, which I had cooked some left over potatoes and onions, it was probably too hot. They were delicious though - just like fresh from the farm chicken eggs! We really couldn't tell the difference.
My only question is how many quail eggs should one person eat?
(We had four each and split the chicken egg!)