Easy Quail Egg Salad Recipe
Have you ever had the pleasure of tasting a quail egg before? Not only are they some of the cutest looking eggs around, but they are also some of the tastiest. My father raises quail, and always has tons of eggs to spare. He recently gave me quite a bit, and I didn’t know what to do with them. After some thought, I decided to make an easy quail egg salad recipe.
If you have never worked with quail eggs before, they are very small, and tend to look like Easter decorations, or even candy. They are speckled, and have a blue inner shell. They taste much milder, and creamier than a traditional chicken egg, and are jam packed with protein. If your quail eggs are very fresh, they will be pretty difficult to peel. I boiled mine for 20 minutes, and immersed them in cold water. Once you do get a solid go at peeling them, you will find the peel to come right off in tiny little connected pieces.
Easy Quail Egg Salad Recipe:
- 24 quails eggs-hard boiled
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon of dill seeds, or a few sprigs of fresh dill
- salt, paprika, pepper to taste
- 3/4 mayo-you can adjust this to your taste & preference
- Wash, and boil your quail eggs for 20 minutes
- Once boiled, drain the hot water from the pan, and rinse the eggs with ice cold water
- Peel your eggs
- Chop your veggies
- Using a potato masher, mash your eggs
- Add your veggies, spice, and mayo
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly
I find it best to chill your quail egg salad for an additional hour or more to get it nice and cool. You can serve this on a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich, salad-the possibilities are endless.