Quail Eggs

I have a flock of quail just to have small eggs to hardboil!  These little birds are prolific layers and have a pleasant chirp.  I have not figured out how to tell the males from the females!!

I bring the eggs to a boil and turn down on low for 20 mins.

Then I pour off the hot water and cover the eggs with white vinegar. The eggs fizzle and bubble and the spots on the eggs float to the top.

In about 4 hours the egg shell becomes very soft and you can pinch the shell with your fingers and unravel the shell from the egg.

You are delicious served on a relish tray as small hardboiled eggs or you can pickle or devil them.  Any way you fix them they are the talk of meal!

Recipe for Pickled Quail Eggs

Hard boil and peel eggs.

For 1 quart….

2-1/2 c. vinegar

1-1/2 c. water

1/4 c. salt

Several sliced raw onion rings

Bring to a boil and let cool. Pick out the onions. (Hot liquid makes the eggs rubbery). Put eggs in jar and pour liquid on them. Add several bay leaves. No need to seal.

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