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Is there a trick to peeling them?

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  1. Maddening, ain't it?!

    I roll them (gently! those little guys squish easily) to crack the shells, then drop them into a bowl of cold water and let them sit for just a few minutes. Makes life MUCH easier.

    The dog's peeved, though, because my discovery has led to him receiving considerably few smashed-up quail eggs that I can't serve any more.

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    1. re: sunshine842

      Thank you Sunshine -I am going to try that today for Quail Egg and Asparagus Tarts I am making for a Garden Party.

      1. re: sunshine842

        Worked like a charm - thanks again sunshine. I had been cracking the shells after they had cooled but doing it while they are hot makes all the difference - i only lost 4 out of 36

        1. re: missclawdy

          I always do it when they've cooled. never done it while they were hot.

      2. buy them canned :)

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        1. re: paulj

          Ugh.