Sunday, 19 April 2009

A Quandary of Quails' Eggs

Bought because they were beautiful...

What to do now?

Anyone for fairy cakes?

22 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

I know, I know, I KNOW!! I did the same a few years ago, fully intending to "do" a water colour of them, but never did. Aren't they just so wantable though? x

Gina said...

You could just look at them?

quinn said...

Is it too late to incubate? ;)

eurolush said...

They are beautiful in all their tiny speckled-ness.

Suse said...

Well you did what I would do.

Photographed them.

Poshyarns said...

They are certainly beautiful and worth buying just for blog candy! I feel that if you decide to make fairy cakes, they should be especially dainty in size.

sewprimitive karen said...

Those are incredibly beautiful.

Zoƫ said...

eat them! they are delicious lightly boiled with various antipasti meats, pickles and other Italian delights with crusty bread for supper.

kristina said...

Reminds me of our alfresco lunch at Ali's--the first time I'd ever tried a quail egg! K x

Daisie said...

You could alwasy just have mini fried eggs on toast!

Spruce Hill said...

They are very beautful. What does one do with quails eggs?

trashalou said...

micro-omlettes!

Ali said...

Good thing my boys aren't around otherwise you'd just have empty eggshells!
Boil, peel, rock salt with pepper and celery salt. Yum yum.

this is the wrong one said...

I don't know. I would have dropped them by now.

driftwood said...

blow them all empty, make omelettes and save the shells for next year..........

Tutta la Storia said...

Oh whatever you do, definitely save the shells. They give new meaning to the word "exquisite"!

Anonymous said...

I love quail's eggs. They're great in a salad with warm chicken and croutons. A great summer dish.

blackbird said...

I'd hard cook them - then put them in a special something (dish, with a name, perhaps?) and lay them on the dining table to admire.

dottycookie said...

If you're truly stuck, send them here. My children love the smallness of them and are very rarely allowed to have them.

I usually boil them but I think I would like to see a picture of a fried one ...

carolyn said...

We have quail and they are quite delightfulcreatures. The eggs are good boiled if you can contemplate shelling them all, my husband loves them. He sometimes pickles a far (yeuch, I hate pickled eggs). They are also adorable fried on a warm salad.

BreadBox said...

I say scotch egglets...

cocoa and blankets said...

they are wonderful hard boiled (cold) with a little salt, a rocket salad and bread and butter....yum...