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Tips For Peeling Hard Boiled Quail Eggs

| May 20, 2010

I have been asked if there is an easy way to peel hard boiled quail eggs so here are a few tips to try: * Older eggs peel more easily. * Put eggs in fridge once cool and then they peel abit easier. * Put the eggs into vinegar for 12 hours and the shell [...]

Recipe Suggestions For Using Duck Eggs

| March 20, 2010

I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs and use them in cooking and baking. Here is a list of ideas for using duck eggs in baking and cooking. Making lemon curd. Baking cakes – blueberry muffins. Scrambling. Poaching. Making omelettes. Frying for a cooked breakfast or egg and chips. Pickled duck eggs. [...]

James Martin’s Custard Tart Recipe

| August 16, 2009

My friend Helene from Once Upon A Pine & Countryside Connection has heard my cry for egg recipes and has sent me another great recipe this time using the egg yolks which is great as I have just recently started to make merginues using the eggs white and then am left with the yolks and [...]

Sara And Quail Eggs On Ready Steady Cook Today

| February 25, 2009

Hi Everyone, Just a quick reminder to say that I will be featured on today’s UK Ready Steady Cook to be aired at 4.30pm till 5.15pm on BBC2 with my quail eggs. Hope you can tune in to see what they cook up with my bag of goodies and the quail eggs produced on my [...]

Are Duck Eggs Good To Eat?

| February 8, 2009

Duck eggs are great for creating many egg dishes especially as they are larger eggs and have large yolks. Duck eggs are great for: Making lemon curd. Baking cakes. Scrambling. Poaching. Making omelettes. Frying for a cooked breakfast or egg and chips. Making quiches. Hard Boiling for picnics and packed lunches. Soft boiled eggs and soldiers! Making [...]

Favourite Egg Recipes Book

| December 8, 2008

An excellent book for those who love eating eggs or those of you that have your own chickens and ducks and need new recipes for all your surplus eggs is the Favourite Egg Recipe book. I bought this book at the weekend and we have already tried one of the recipes, duchess eggs which I’d [...]

Quail Egg Serving Suggestions

| November 6, 2008

Hard boiled quail eggs are a great addition to a number of dishes. Hard boil the quail eggs for 3 minutes. Leave to cool, then peel. Great added to; Sausage Casserole Bolognaise Caesar Salad Kedgeree Cauliflower Cheese Tuna Pasta Bake Prawn Cocktail Boiled Peas Rice Salad If you have any serving suggestions for hard boiled [...]

Kedgeree With Quail Eggs

| September 15, 2008

Kedgeree is a great way of eating fish and eggs. Ingredients 1 and a half lb or 700g of fish (I like smoked mackeral) 3oz or 75g of butter 1 onion peeled and chopped 8 fl oz of long grain rice 1 pint cold water 1 teaspoon of curry powder 12 quail eggs hard boiled 1 [...]

Cauliflower Cheese With Bacon And Quail Eggs

| September 6, 2008

Cauliflower cheese is a great way to use up the cauliflower in a tasty and interesting way. Ingredients One cauliflower One leek Equivalent of one pepper (assorted colours) 6 Mushrooms One onion Two rashers of bacon 6-8 quail egg hard boiled Cheese sauce Grated cheese Cauliflower Cheese With Bacon And Quail Eggs Method Cut the [...]

Quail Eggs With Peas

| September 3, 2008

A great serving suggestion for quail eggs is with garden peas. Boil the quail eggs for 1 and a half to 2 minutes until they are nearly hard boiled with a slightly runny yolk. Peel the eggs and chop into quarters and add to dish of boiled garden peas. This is a tasty alternative to serving peas [...]