I recently spent a little time with my new friend, Mickie, at Wordhouse Farm. I went with the intent to get two dozen eggs. Chicken eggs. But what I came home with was a whole lot more. One of those things was quail eggs. I had never tried quail eggs, nor even considered eating them. However, this journey has opened me to trying lots of things that I would never have considered before.
Mickie shared that although they are only 1/5 the size of a chicken egg, they actually contain nearly 5 times the nutritional content of a chicken egg. Wow, that’s a mighty little egg.
Seemed pretty interesting, so I had to learn more. Here’s just a few facts that I found about quail eggs:
- They have been used by the Chinese for thousands of years to heal such things as asthma, hay fever, eczema and psoriasis.
- They contain 13 percent proteins compared to 11 percent in chicken eggs.
- They contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to 50 percent in chicken eggs.
- They eggs provide five times as much iron and potassium.
- They have not been know to cause allergies or diathesis.
- They can help fight stomach ulcers and anemia.
- They are good for the immune system and memory.
- They improve skin color and strengthen hair.
For more information visit: http://www.ehow.com/list_6671158_benefits-quail-eggs_.html#ixzz2ZCU4j573
So, it was time to give the a try. I simply fried a couple of those little things up like I would a chicken egg. I have to say, those little buggers are hard to crack.
I then served them up to the kids and myself with some salt and pepper. We all gobbled them right down. I could literally just pop the whole fried egg in my mouth in one bite and yep, they tasted just like eggs 😉 What a densely powered, one-bite-wonder.
Have you tried quail eggs? How do you use/prepare them? Please share in the comments below.