After topping my White Castle sliders with fried quail eggs last week I still had some of the tiny eggs left over and really had no idea what to do with them. Then I had an idea. Why not try making them into deviled eggs?
After boiling the leftover quail eggs for about five minutes I ran them under cold water and peeled them before slicing each egg in half lengthwise. Then I scooped out the yolks using a teaspoon and combined them in a bowl with mustard and mayonnaise before filling the egg halves back up with the yolk mixture and sprinkling them with paprika.
I’ll be the first to admit that these aren’t very “dude food” like at all, but you know what? I don’t care because they look awesome and tasted even better! It’s funny, I can totally imagine some fancy restaurant serving these just because “deviled quail eggs” sound so fancy, when in reality they’re exactly like regular deviled eggs but they’re just WAY smaller.
As awesome as my deviled quail eggs were though if it came down to it and I had to choose between these and regular deviled eggs I’d pick the regular deviled eggs in a second. Why you ask? One simple reason, the size. The deviled quail eggs were good and all, but I’m pretty sure that I’d have to eat about 200 of them to actually get full.
EatWisconsinMarch 8, 2012 at 10:31 am (11 years ago)
You should be ashamed you didn’t batter them and deep fry!
J FishMarch 8, 2012 at 10:34 am (11 years ago)
In keeping with the egg theme and since Easter is right around the corner, why not try deep frying one of those Cadbury eggs?
NickMarch 8, 2012 at 10:35 am (11 years ago)
That’s actually a good idea! I might have to give it a shot!
ErikaMarch 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm (11 years ago)
So cute! I have a question though, you said in the White Castle post that these were really hard to break open, how hard was it to peel them?
NickMarch 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm (11 years ago)
Peeling them was actually pretty easy if you do it under cold running water. The first couple I did were a huge pain until I realized that though.
CourtneyMarch 9, 2012 at 3:22 am (11 years ago)
Cutest deviled eggs ever! I’ve only eaten quail eggs in sushi and they are soooo good. It’s just enough yolk to melt in your mouth without you thinking “omg there is a big raw yolk in my mouth.” http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/ReeBecki/Knitting/QuailEggLarge.jpg
MickeyMarch 9, 2012 at 7:15 am (11 years ago)
How about deviled ostrich egg? Or, really, ostrich egg any style?
NickMarch 9, 2012 at 8:36 am (11 years ago)
I love the idea of a deviled ostrich egg! If I can actually find some place to buy ostrich eggs I’m totally doing that!
ErikaMarch 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm (11 years ago)
It would be giant! You’ve gotta find a place.
CourtneyMarch 13, 2012 at 3:12 am (11 years ago)
Sometimes Whole Foods or Wegmans have ostrich eggs.