Ok, so you are probably thinking “Why the hell would I want to do that? Sounds like a major waste of time, and who has quail eggs lying around???” Legitimate questions, and here are some reasons to make them anyways.
1) Quail eggs are delicious. If you haven’t tried them before, they are creamier than chicken eggs, and oh-so-tasty.
2) They are so cute and fancy looking when laid out on a tray to serve.
3) If you are really bored, this will kill 1-2 hours depending on how many you make and how much help you have.
4) They are so tiny, you can eat a bunch of them without getting full!
If you still aren’t convinced, you either don’t love food as much as I do, or you have more interesting things to do with your time than I do ;)
2 dozen quail eggs
Wild onions- these tiny onions grow all over the south, and are perfect for tiny quail eggs
-Hard boil the quail eggs. This takes 4-6 min. You might want to test boil one first to get it right. Run the cooked eggs under cold water to loosen the shell.
-Very carefully peel the eggs. Cut them in half and scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Place the egg white halves on a plate.
-Mix the egg yolks with some mayonnaise, mustard, chopped wild onions, salt, pepper, and a tiny bit of chili powder and nutmeg. Taste as you go to adjust seasonings, but don’t eat too much or it will all be gone :) seriously, it will.
-Use a knife to scoop the yolk mixture back into the egg white halves. If you want to be fancy, you can take the time to round the egg yolks. I mean, if you are making this, at least half the reason is for the looks :)
-Arrange nicely on a plate and sprinkle each with some chili powder and chopped wild onion.