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Canned Quail Eggs?

care11 Dec 15, 2009 04:47 AM

I made Scotch Eggs the other day using fresh quail eggs that I boiled and peeled. A somewhat tedious task! Has anyone ever used canned quail eggs? I've seen them but they sort of scare me... Just curious...

  1. care11 Dec 15, 2009 01:45 PM

    Thanks all, I'll probably just stick with the fresh... :)

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    1. re: care11
      paulj Dec 15, 2009 03:47 PM

      In many Asian groceries (any HMarts near you?) cans only cost around a dollar.

    2. paulj Dec 15, 2009 09:23 AM

      I've used them. There's nothing scary about them. You should drain the canning liquid, may be even rinse and let them sit in plain water a bit before using. I suspect for you purpose the canned would be just as good as freshly cooked. Your meat covering is well seasoned, and then cooked after forming, right?

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      1. re: paulj
        care11 Dec 15, 2009 10:42 AM

        yes! Thanks for the response...so they're just hard boiled quail eggs in a can, right?

        1. re: care11
          almansa Dec 15, 2009 10:46 AM

          Yes. I've only had them in pho, but I found them off-putting. and I'm in no hurry to try them again. As Scotch eggs, though, they might work.

          1. re: care11
            paulj Dec 15, 2009 10:47 AM

            Right. Just hardboiled and peeled. Except for the slight briny canned taste not very different from home cooked.

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