Quail Eggs 101

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Graze or Gobble: Quail Eggs 101. You may have noticed, at the grocery, a row of miniature egg cartons featuring cream-colored brown speckled eggs next to the typical domesticated chicken varieties. Introducing quail eggs. As I picked up a carton to place in my shopping cart, the woman next to me asked, “What are you going to do with those?” Sparing her the nutritional value of a super-protein food, I simply smiled and replied, “Oh, I’m going to hard-boil them and then roll each one in za’atar seasoning.” Her face lit up, her head nodded in approval, and she responded with delight, “Yes. Za’atar.” Prepare to pay a little more for these coveted jewels. They are about a third the size of chicken eggs. For special occasions, though, quail eggs are definitely a conversation-starter.



12-15 count quail eggs

Ideas for Serving:

Quail Egg Morning Smoothie

Deviled Quail Eggs

Pickled Quail Eggs

Omelets or Frittatas

Salad Toppers or Garnish

Bacon-Wrapped Quail Eggs

Fried Quail Eggs

As you can see, quail eggs can be the star attraction. Cracking them can take a little practice, due to their size. Avoid using undo force to avoid crushing them into the palm of your hand.

Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter P

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Home Cooking: Peachy Possibilities! With Summer upon us, nothing is more refreshing than fresh peaches. And the options for devouring them are endless! At first sight, you may be tempted to sink your teeth into the juicy sweet fruit as its nectar drizzles down your chin. But if you keep your willpower in check, the benefits are rewarding.  
Here are a few ideas:  

* Adding fresh peaches to your favorite salsa intensifies the flavor. It’s a perfect compliment to spicy jalapeños and tomatoes. 

* As you prepare nutritious oatmeal, dice part of a peach, then sprinkle it with cinnamon before preparing the cooked cereal in the microwave. It’s also a convenient shortcut to peach cobbler. 

* For that afternoon pick-me-up, toss a couple of frozen peaches, bananas, and strawberries in the blender. Simply add milk, a splash of orange juice, and ice cubes. Voilà, a Smoothie. 

* For the ambitious baker, see yesterday’s post for Old-Fashioned Blueberry Peach Galette a là mode! Who doesn’t love fresh peach pie with vanilla ice cream?
Whichever way you choose, enjoy this peak seasonal fruit. Before you know it, it’ll be gone.