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Fried Quail Eggs Recipe : 5 Ways for Fun & Fullness

Quail eggs are big on taste, but they are small in size.  This may lead you to wonder : If I go to the trouble of cooking with quail eggs, is it possible to get full by eating fried quail eggs?

Yes, let me put your reservations to rest about fried quail eggs.  Because in this article I show you the following : 

  • Nutrition Power of Quail Eggs, which will convince you to start eating them. 
  • Kid Friendly, and this will save your sanity if you experience picky eaters at home
  • 5 fun, yet simple ways to eat fried quail eggs and feel full

Before I get to all the tips of this article, I would like to say, don’t worry about cooking with quail eggs.  Quail eggs have some special requirements, but I cover how easy it can be to cook with quail eggs in my article : 5 Easy Tips for Cooking with Quail Eggs

Or if you prefer quail eggs hard boiled over fried quail eggs, take a look at another recipe article I’ve written : Quail Eggs Hard Boiled [Baked], 7 Ways to Savor

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Benefits of Eating Baked, Boiled, Scrambled or Fried Quail Eggs

When I first stumbled onto quail eggs at my local Farmers’ Market, I was intrigued.  I asked my farmer all about his quail bird flock and his farming practices.  Plus I questioned him about cooking with quail eggs. 

He was patient, and answered my questions with kindness.  After buying a dozen, I walked away feeling full of inspiration to try a new-to-me food. 

Yet, I have to come clean.  When I got home I was filled with decision fatigue and apprehension on cooking with quail eggs.  

I mean, I had never eaten a quail egg.  Nor had I cooked with one.  Then my thought process began doing cart wheels.  

Should I hard boil them or maybe fried quail eggs would be better?  Or maybe bake with them?  These were the questions that swirled within me, and I got stuck.  

Finally, I stopped my over analysis to do some research.  And I was amazed!  Quail eggs are super nutritious, easy to cook, and make eating fun for kids!  

Below I share my findings, but if you are wondering “Whoa, she asked her farmer questions!  What questions do I need to ask my farmer about locally grown fresh farm food?”

Well I’ve got you covered!  When you sign up for my weekly nutrition newsletter, not only will you get recipes and nutrition tips delivered to your inbox every week, you will also get the freebie : 9 Questions to Ask Your Farmer

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Nutrition of Baked, Boiled, Scrambled, and Fried Quail Eggs

No matter how you cook them, whether baked, boiled, scrambled or fried quail eggs are shown to have nutrient powers that equal and outweigh that of a chicken egg. 

For example, the cholesterol content is similar in chicken and quail eggs.  However, quail eggs are higher in iron and magnesium than chicken eggs.

In addition, quail eggs are shown to be ideal for children. My first guess for this fact was dependent on the fun size and shell colors of the quail eggs.  

However, researchers report quail eggs are easy for children to digest.  And quail eggs are rich in protein and healthy fats that are vital to the growing demands of children.   

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Children & Fried Quail Eggs

So to continue my point about quail eggs being a great nutritious food for children, I have found that fried quail eggs are particularly fun for children.  

To fry an egg, you have to flip the egg.  And because of the small size, quail eggs are easier to flip.  Plus there is more success at not breaking the yolk when flipping. 

At some point, all children will become adults, and to learn the basics of how to fry an egg is a must-have for independence.  I encourage you to consider the kitchen a place to cook, lead, teach and connect.   

To learn more about how to invite and include children in your meal planning and prepping process, take a look at my article : Vegetable for Picky Eaters, and 11 Hints for Healthy Eating

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5 Ways for Fun & Fullness with Fried Quail Eggs

Going back to my original quail egg story on how I got stuck in trying to figure out how to cook with quail eggs, the research mentioned above got back into meal prepping motivation.

But then it happened again.  My mind was flooded with the doubt, “These eggs are so small.  How in the world will I get full eating a quail egg?” 

I took a deep breath, and decided to press ahead with frying.  And then when I took that first step to meal prep, my creativity broke loose!  

Below are my top 5 ways for fried quail eggs to be fun and filling!  If you are struggling with meal prep fatigue, I invite you to take a look at my Simply Flourish Meal Prep Course.

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Tip 1 : Smiley faces are not just for emojis!

Tip 1 : Use Fried Quail Eggs as Toast Topper

When it comes to fried quail eggs as toast toppers, smiley faces are not just for emojis!  Allow children of all ages to create their own emojis by using them for googly eyes and vegetables for mouths and noses. 

To ensure that you will stay full, consider smearing guacamole on top of the toast.  Guacamole will add an extra layer of healthy fat that helps keep you satisfied until the next meal.  

fried quail eggs can fill up the gaps

Tip 2 : Fried Quail Eggs as a Cut-in

Another fun cooking option for fried quail eggs is to use them as cut-ins.  Think pan fried bread.  Or my personal favorite cut-in is a sliced vegetable, like a bell pepper.  

You can eat these cut-in eggs on their own, however for my belly to be full, I find they are best served as salad toppers.  Not only are they pretty, but these cut-in bell pepper eggs boost up salad flavor!

Tip 3 : Fried Quail Eggs can ship food trends together

Tip 3 : Top Sliders with Fried Quail Eggs

Adding a fried egg to the top of a hamburger is all the rage right now.  Slider sandwiches are also super popular, so why not combine both? 

Well, you can ship both trends into one dish when fried quail eggs are considered.  Impress your family and amaze your guests with mini slider sandwiches with a tiny topper.     

Fried Quail Eggs or Giant Pizza!

Tip 4 : Fried Quail Eggs or Giant Fried Egg Pizza?

Okay, here’s another for children.  Or maybe it’s one for kids of all ages!  My fourth suggestion for fried quail eggs is to break several eggs at one time in the pan, and allow the egg whites to blend together. 

When the egg whites blend together, it forms one giant egg-like pizza!  

Enjoy this fried quail egg pizza alone, or add toppings just like a pizza.  Either way you feel happy and full until your next meal!  

Tip 5 : Fried Quail Eggs are yum on their own

Tip 5 : Fried Quail Eggs are Best on their Own

To wrap up this article and my story about how I came up with these 5 ways for fried quail eggs, I started with simply frying the eggs.  My frying pan allowed for 4-5 eggs per session.  

At the end, I fried the entire dozen.  And then, I found myself eating those eggs with just a little pinch of salt.  And wow!  My taste buds and belly were very happy! 

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Give Fried Quail Eggs a Try

Okay, take a lesson from me, don’t sit on cooking with quail eggs.  Use this article and my others on quail eggs so to trash decision fatigue and doubt.  

These speckled eggs are small but more so mighty in flavor and nutrition.  Plus they make eating fun for all ages!

And when you give them a try, you will find that fried quail eggs can become your new-to-you most favorite food!  

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Fried Quail Eggs

Elizabeth Ray
Learning the basics of how-to fry an egg is a must-have for cooking. Because quail eggs are small in size, they are easier to fry and to flip without fear of breaking the yolk.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 60 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 quail egg cutter
  • 1 Skillet
  • 1 Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 dozen quail eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil I prefer olive oil or avocado oil for frying eggs.

Instructions
 

  • Place skillet on stovetop. Put oil in skillet. Turn stovetop heat to low-medium.
  • Once the oil is warm, use the quail egg cutter to slice open the eggs. Carefully drop quail eggs into warm oil, and be sure not to allow the egg white edges to touch.
    PRO TIP : In order to know when oil is warm, I wave my hand at least 6 inches above the skillet. If I feel warmth on my hand, the oil is ready for frying.
  • Watch quail eggs while they fry in the oil. When the egg whites are solid, use spatula to flip eggs over.
  • Continue to watch quail eggs while they fry in the oil. When the yolk is at it's desired consistency for you, use spatula to remove quail eggs from oil.
    PRO TIP : Quail eggs cook quickly, so watch them as they fry to ensure you get the yolk consistency you desire.
  • Continue the frying process until all 12 quail eggs are fried.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, low-FODMAP

About the Author

Elizabeth Ray is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is on a mission to help you feel good about food!  She believes food from the farm is best.  And she is developing nutrition resources to help you discover the possibilities of real food that is grown/raised by the local farmer.  

For more delicious, nutritious and adventurous recipes that are sourced from the farm, click here.  

“May food from the local farm help you flourish!” – Elizabeth Ray Farmers Market Nutritionist

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