Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quail Eggs

Our CSA delivery service, Papa Spud's, offers much more than bushels of kale.  Besides veggies, meat, salsa and baked goods that I've already tried, they also now offer eggs and dairy.  When I saw quail eggs on the order page, I gazed longingly at them wondering simultaneously what the heck I would do with them.
Thankfully, Papa Spud's also churns out some great recipe ideas.  They suggested baking these little beauts in croissants to make bite sized breakfast treats.  Trader Joe's provided the can of croissants and quails provided the farm fresh eggies.
I adore miniature things.  Just ask Mr. Palindrome.  He often holds up travel sizes at the store to see I want to add to my mini collection - he knows they're completely impractical, yet bring me so much joy.  Mini muffins, cup cake bites, cocktail weinies . . . I could go on and on.  No wonder I fell in love with these smooth and slightly sweet tasting quail eggs.
Ten minutes in the oven later, we were noshing on a fun brunch while watching Nat Geo.  I tried to pretty it up with some wilting cilantro, but between it's limpness and my clear dishes . . . now I fully understand why food should be photographed on white!
I used 6 for brunch and then hard boiled the other half dozen.  I ate all of them in one sitting.  Hehehe.  They're teensy :)

Have you cooked with quail eggs?  What's your favorite dish featuring these little gems?


  1. I keep seeing quail eggs at the Farmer's Market and I'm never sure what to do with them if I bought them, but this is a great idea! So cute and easy!

  2. Looks fabulous! I've never cooked with these, and what you made looks yummy!

  3. That looks like a dream breakfast. Yum.

  4. Those are so cute!! And they look delicious!

  5. Oh wow, these look like perfection!