Fun Fact: The brown spots on a quail egg’s shell are unique to each hen, much like fingerprints are to humans.
Storage & UseOur quail eggs are sold fresh in 15 count, protective flats. Quail eggs should be stored in the carton and kept refrigerated, below 40 degrees F, at all times.
Quail eggs can be cooked in any manner you’d cook chicken eggs! Try them poached, fried, hard-boiled, scrambled, baked. Some wonderful, natural pairings include, bacon, prosciutto, asparagus, black truffle, crème fraiche, smoked salt, herbs, buttered toast, caviar, smoked salmon, mushrooms, and herbs such as thyme and tarragon.
Just few ideas for using D’Artagnan Quail Eggs…Adorable Little Devils… Quail eggs make the cutest little deviled eggs. They’re a great conversation starter and absolutely delicious – a surefire hit for your next party. Try a trio of deviled quail eggs: a simple version with smoked paprika, one with bacon and thyme and an earthy truffled variation.
For Teeny Blinis… Creamy, mild quail eggs are the perfect foil to salty caviar. Crown a blini with a dollop of crème fraiche, half of a hard-cooked quail egg and a spoon of caviar for an elegant hors d’oeuvre.
Toad-in-a-Hole… Whether you call it egg-in-a-frame, sunshine toast, cowboy eggs, or frog in a hole, if you make the classic dish with quail eggs everyone will call it delicious. We like ours in a thin, round of brioche with black truffle butter. Check out our recipe here.
Golden Egg Ravioli… Homemade pasta gets the gold treatment with a silky egg yolk hiding inside. Nestle a raw quail yolk in a little mound of herbed ricotta when filling ravioli. The yolk will cook gently as the pasta is dropped into boiling water, it’s center still molten upon serving. What a delicious surprise!
Super French Salads… Hard-cooked quail eggs are beautifully bite-sized in a classic Salad Niçoise. And when poached, the diminutive eggs are right at home with bacon lardons in a Lyonnaise-style salad.
Little Spiced Bites… For an easy hors d’oeuvre try hard-boiled quail eggs rolled in a favorite spice mixture. A tiny slice off the wide bottom of each egg will ensure they sit upright on the platter.