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Using Quail Eggs

Are you wondering how in the world you go about using quail eggs? They are small. Between 10-14g. Whether you bought them as something new to try or are a seasoned quail egg lover, there are some basic guidelines for using them in your meals.

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Using Quail Eggs

If you haven’t heard yet, quail eggs are just as great as chicken eggs and can be substituted any time a recipe calls for chicken eggs.

Due to their smaller size, quail eggs have a lower white-to-yolk ratio. With more yolk to savor, your dishes will get a creamier, richer taste. They’ll also be more nutritious.

Remember that any time you use quail eggs as an alternative ingredient to regular eggs, you should use three to four of them instead of one standard chicken egg

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Cracking raw quail eggs can be difficult. Using a sharp serrated knife or special quail egg scissors is the easiest way to crack an egg.

Quail eggs are such a flexible ingredient that you can use them in a variety of ways — nearly every day!

Replace your chicken eggs with quail eggs.

For any recipe that calls for chicken eggs, you can use quail eggs. Whether you are baking, scrambling them, or frying them.

Boiling Quail Eggs

Boiling them only takes about 3 minutes instead of 12 for a large egg.

They should crack and peel easily and be ready for any number of fun recipes. One bite deviled eggs or pickled quail eggs are among the top choices!

If you have never tried a pickled egg, you should give one a go.  It seems like pickled quail eggs could be a perfect way to start!

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Are Quail Eggs Healthy?

For their size, quail eggs have large yolks and because many of the nutrients in eggs are found in the yolk, some people claim that these eggs are more nutrient-dense than chicken eggs. Meaning they contain more nutrients when compared by weight.

They have 2% more protein than chickens and higher levels of vitamins and nutrients.

Learn more about the health benefits of quail eggs.

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