Bitesized: Quail (scotch) eggs

We’ve all been there: you’re faced with a box of quail eggs and you’re thinking what shall I do with them? It’s a common kitchen dilemma.


Little Bowhay quails eggsWell it happened to me. I was in the Real Food Store in Exeter, they had quails eggs on offer and, having never had quail eggs before, it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up. I picked up a packet and hurried home. But what to do with them?

The first thing to say is that they are an absolute nightmare to shell. I hardboiled them (only a few minutes), let them cool and (very slowly) removed their shells.

Bowl of quail eggs


After a bit of a head scratching, I had a plan. Lightly flour the eggs, wrap them in seasoned pork mince, dip them in egg and then roll in breadcrumbs. Deep fry them and voila: scotch eggs.

Ready to assemble

Scotch eggsAnd they were pretty good too, even if I do say so myself.



2 thoughts on “Bitesized: Quail (scotch) eggs

  1. That’s awesome – I raise quail and really enjoy their eggs over chicken, more nutrients too and a bit fluffier scrambled. I think that’s neat you impulsed and tried them out. -Carole at GardenUp green

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