Posted by Tim Vidra / Friday, February 22, 2013
Fried Quail Egg in Sweet Peppers
Did you know when you cut the top off of a bell pepper, the hole that's left in the ring makes the perfect little nesting place for a fresh quail egg? Adding a few simple ingredients — it makes for the best little in-house brunch on the weekends!
What you choose as toppings for your quail egg really depends on what you have on hand, at least that's how it goes around here. I went with parmesan, clover sprouts, jalapeno's, salt, pepper, and pomegranate seeds for color!
After the tops of your peppers are cut, heat some olive oil in a pan and cook turning several times to heat and blister the skin of the peppers. Crack your quail egg right in the center of the pepper ring and cook to your preferred doneness:
Once your egg is cooked it will be joined with the pepper.
Dress the eggs with toppings and serve directly from the pan or serve on a plate. Most farmer's markets, specialty markets and Relay Foods are carrying quail eggs, and they taste just like a smaller version of a chicken egg. Don't be intimidated to pick some up during your next visit and I will be excited to hear the reaction you get from this simple but beautiful brunch/breakfast.
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