Quail egg question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Laurens, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Laurens

    Laurens Out Of The Brooder

    I will be storing my eggs unwashed in the pantry. If I boil the egg I am not worried about bacteria. My question is if I want to break some open for frying do I risk contaminating my food? Should it be washed right before I crack it?
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    My answer is based on chicken eggs in Denmark, but I guess it can be reused here. Personally I wouldn't worry unless there is actually poop on the eggs, but to get rid of bacteria on the shell, it is recommended to place the egg in near-boiling water for a few seconds before cracking it open. Just washing it probably won't make much of a difference.
  3. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    washing would remove the bloom from the egg and any potential contaminant, but as stated unless they are dirty or have poop on them i wouldn't bother, just crack and fry as usual.

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