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best way to open quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by veggiecanner, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you open the quail eggs to fry them. The shells are giving us some trouble. We end up with thumb in the yolk.
     
  2. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time cooking quail eggs today! We did it by cracking the shell on the side of the pan, then found that that hadn't broken the membrane, so we slit it with a steak knife.
     
  3. Sycamore27

    Sycamore27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a small sharp knife, tapped the side of the egg about a third of the way around and then slit the membrane with the tip and pulled it open with my fingers. I only broke one yolk cutting too deep before I got the hang of it.
    I've heard of people using cigar clippers but I don't see how you wouldn't break the yolk that way.

    Cheers,
    Jessie
     
  4. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought a special pair of quail egg scissors that really do a nice job. I found them on Amazon.
     
  5. VickieB57

    VickieB57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend gave me a jar of eggs to try, which is why I'm getting some quail soon. I loved the eggs. I opened them by using a very small pair of sharp hair scissors. They worked great.
     
  6. attackrabbit

    attackrabbit Out Of The Brooder

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    I just tap them with a sharp knife, and if the membrane is intact I use the tip of a paring knife to cut it. If you hold the egg on its side and tap the top, the yolk tends to settle a little bit and give you a bit more room for error.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I just take a pointy knife and poke a hole in the middle of the egg. Sort of poke a few more part way around next to the last poke, just enough to get your thumbs in the egg to open it. Sometimes the yolk still breaks, but usually if I work delicately, I can get them to open in good shape. :)
     
  8. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the how I do it.
    We made this video jus to show you how we do it.

    Enjoy it!!!
     
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  9. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice I'll show my Husband, he's the breakfast maker.
     
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    UndergroundQuailRoad Out Of The Brooder

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