Spicy Quail Eggs in a Nest

February  8, 2015
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2 to 4
Author Notes

I like quail eggs. They taste better since they have a bigger yolk to white ratio. But that’s not the top reason. You do see the various speckled patterns on the egg shell right? I’m a bit drawn to that. Be creative and create your own nest :) Recipe adapted from 虎皮鹌鹑蛋 (http://www.xiachufang.com/recipe/248938/) without the deep-frying and wood ear mushroom. —Jing Zhang

What You'll Need
  • 16 quail eggs
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 bunch leafy green vegetables to make the nest
  • 2 gloves of garlic, chopped and same amount of ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili bean sauce
  • 0.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 0.5 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  1. Boil the eggs. It’s done in the same way we boil chicken eggs. My way? Cover them in cold water and boil for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and let them rest fro another 5 minutes.
  2. Then peel the eggs. I’m not good at this. Let’s see if you can do it without breaking the egg white. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a pan (medium heat) with the cooking oil. Add the garlic and ginger chops. Once it’s sizzling, add the chili bean sauce and chopped bell peppers. Stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Eggs are coming in now. Add all the other ingredients except for the vegetables as they are for the nest.
  5. Gently stir for another 1 to 2 minutes. Now it’s time to get them back to the nest.

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