The best way to open a quail egg?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animal8, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, does anyone know the best way to open a quail egg if you want to poach them?? I have heard that you can use the tip of a vegetable knife to crack the shell 1/4 down the point of the eggs and break the membrane so you can flip the top off, but that sounds very intricate. Is there a better way to do this?

    And does anyone have any interesting recipes for quail and/or their eggs?? Got two quail that I need to cook [​IMG]
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just like a chicken egg
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    quail egg cutters!
     
  4. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just like a chicken egg? How would you do that without smashing it; they're so tiny [​IMG] Do you have a prefered method of cooking them?
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    INCUBATE THEM... IF YOU DO IT CORRECTLY AND ALL THE VARIABLES LINE UP THEY WILL OPEN THEMSELVES [​IMG]
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I do the pairing knife method, poke, and flip.
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE my quail egg cutters. I just got them recently and they make opening quail eggs for breakfast a snap. A guy near here sells them a little more expensively than some other places, but his price includes shipping so I think it comes in a little lower. Nice guy, too. Here:

    http://www.cloverquailfarm.com/order.html

    Scroll to the bottom for the cutters. He also has some water nipple thingies that are cool, though I've never used them. He's got a nice set up and takes great care of his birds. He sold me my wonderful little gal that's laid an egg every single day since, plus three younger girls who haven't started laying yet, plus my clippers. Really good to do business with.
     
  8. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if I can buy these quail egg cutters in the UK? I tried to search for it on the internet, but only came up with American websites [​IMG] I would try the knife method but I'm too nervous that I'll shatter the egg, so I haven't tried yet. It would be handy if I did have one of these nifty tools. Would make life easier [​IMG] Want to experiment with cooking eggs as I've only had hard boiled so far.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You don't like omelets. Dang, quail eggs are small I just open up a bunch & make an omelet.
     

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