I’ve mentioned numerous times on this blog how much I love fried eggs on top of burgers, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about just how much of a fan I am of fast-food chain White Castle and their delicious sliders. The problem with burgers so small though is that regular eggs are far too large to top them, so I’ve only ever been able to enjoy my White Castle sliders sans eggs… Until now that is!
I was recently told about an Asian grocery store in Milwaukee named Pacific Produce that sells quail eggs for only $2 a dozen. Quail eggs when fried you see just happen to be the perfect size to top sliders with. Obviously I couldn’t pass up the chance to cover my favorite fast food item with miniature fried eggs so I hit up Pacific Produce and then made the one hour round trip drive to the closest White Castle. On a related note, hey White Castle, can you PLEASE open a location Milwaukee? I promise that I’ll eat there at least four time a week!
As soon as I arrived home I got to work frying up a couple of the quail eggs. What was sort of weird with the eggs was that you’d think since they’re so small that they’d be way easier to crack open than regular eggs, but that isn’t the case at all. In fact, you could probably drop quail eggs from a few feet up onto your kitchen floor and not even worry about them breaking open. To me this is sort of a plus just because of how clumsy I am, especially in the kitchen.
As expected, the fried quail eggs were the perfect compliment to my White Castle sliders, and the ten egg-topped burgers that I had for dinner that night left me full and happy. I have no idea what it is about the sliders from White Castle, but they’re sort of like Krispy Kreme doughnuts where once I sit down and start eating them I can’t stop.
My food apparently smelled so good in fact that when I left the room for a minute I came back to catch our two dogs, Finn and Holden, trying to grab my burgers off the counter. Seriously, these dogs destroy stuff on a regular basis, but I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at them as much as I did when they tried to eat my White Castle sliders. OK, there was the time they chewed giant holes in our couch cushions, so maybe I was a little more angry that time, but still… Then again, I guess I can’t really blame them. I mean, if I came into the kitchen and saw a plate of White Castle sliders topped with fried quail eggs I’d probably eat them first and ask questions later too.