They came as a flat of 50 eggs so now I had to figure out what to do with all those eggs!
And for comparisons sake I didn't have a regular chicken egg but I did have an egg candle that is the approximate size :o)
I decided to take half along to my parents' house to make some deviled Quail eggs for our Father's Day bbq. I just boiled the eggs for a few minutes, removed the shell (this took a while with so many tiny eggs!) and popped out the yolks into a small bowl. I then mixed the yolks with some mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickle relish and salt to taste. I transferred the filling to a ziplock bag that I cut a hole in one end and piped the filling into the egg whites. And a sprinkle of paprika and voila!
And they tasted just like chicken eggs, though they seemed a bit fancier. For some reason smaller food just seems fancier :o)
So for the rest of the eggs:
I had saved the prettiest ones for decorating purposes. And I finally bought some chicken eggs so now we have a true size comparison:
I decided to blow the yolk and whites out of the shell, trying to keep the shell intact. I used a pin to poke a hole in both ends of the egg and then blew the contents into a bowl which I later used to make scrambled eggs. Be careful at this step as eggs can have Salmonella. There are different suggestions online about how to go about blowing out the eggs. I just washed the eggs first with dish soap and hoped for the best, but you can use a tiny straw or other methods (I didn't think to read up on this until after I was all done!) But then again I love raw cookie dough..........
I used a few eggs to replace the plastic eggs I had on the display stand I made a while back
And here it is with the new eggs, I just love the speckle variation of the quail eggs:
Here you can see a little more of the stand:
For the rest of the eggs I was thinking of putting several on display in a shadow box. We'll see what I come up with for the other ones!