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.
Well 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.
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.