My kids love quail eggs. Even though they taste exactly like hen eggs, they want quail eggs because they are so little and fun. They challenged me to make an egg salad on a stick and this is what I came up with. Use whatever ingredients your family likes. They are healthier than hen eggs. Typically 5 quail eggs equals one serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature with mustard, mayonnaise, and capers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 skewers
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water; stir in vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover the saucepan, and cook until eggs are set, about 4 minutes. Let sit, covered, for 2 minutes. Rinse eggs in cold water and cool to room temperature; peel.

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  • Thread 1 bread cube, 1 artichoke quarter, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 pickle, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 sun-dried tomato, and 1 bread cube, respectively, onto each bamboo skewer. Sprinkle finished "sandwiches" with paprika.

Cook's Note:

To peel quail eggs quickly, instead of your fingers, use a demi-spoon (like the ones used for espresso coffee). Break open the top, peel away enough shell to insert the edge of the spoon between the egg and the membrane right under the shell, and move it around to loosen the shell away from the egg. Quail egg shells are stronger than hen eggs so they don't break away easily unless you can get under the lining.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 151.9mg 51% DV; sodium 863.3mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
This recipe was quite tasty and fun to boot. I would have loved artichokes but hubby is not a fan so I used black olives instead which worked fine too. This is a perfect summertime lunch that won't leave you feeling weighted down with all of the bread in your typical egg salad sandwich. Plus who doesn't love food on a stick? This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing Buckwheat Queen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2016
This recipe was quite tasty and fun to boot. I would have loved artichokes but hubby is not a fan so I used black olives instead which worked fine too. This is a perfect summertime lunch that won't leave you feeling weighted down with all of the bread in your typical egg salad sandwich. Plus who doesn't love food on a stick? This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing Buckwheat Queen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
This is a wonderful idea! I made these for a party and people went nuts over them. Thank you Melanie for such an amazing recipe! Read More