Have you ever tried hard boiled quail eggs before? Our second son, Logan loves them so much that he can eat a bunch of them at once. They taste very similar to normal eggs, but the texture is softer and the flavor seems milder. To make them even better, you can be creative by making these lovely chicks with them. Kids will love to eat these since they are so cute. We normally use these chicken-shaped quailed eggs in lunch boxes in Korea. I am giving you a hint for my next post by saying that. Try these cute and yummy snacks someday.
Yield: 6 Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- Geum (금) = Gold
- Eun (은) = Silver
- 6 Quail Eggs
- Some Water
- Some Carrot
- Some Black Sesame Seeds
Get some quail eggs. I will cook 6 of them today.
Pour some water into a pot and add the quail eggs in it. Once it starts to boil, cook it for 5 minutes on high.
After 5 minutes, put the cooked quail eggs in ice water or cold water. Set them aside for few minutes while preparing the beaks and combs for the chicks.
First, cut a piece of carrot into thin pieces. For the beaks, cut the thin pieces into ¼-inch strips. Then cut the strip into 6 right- angled triangle pieces. For combs, cut a thin piece of carrot into about ½ x inch rectangular pieces. Then cut each piece like a crown like this. (You can watch the video instruction for this step.
Once the quail eggs cooled down, peel off the shell.
Each quail egg needs a beak and a comb.
Slice the top of the quail egg a little.
And then, put the carrot comb into it. Push it in gently.
For the beak, poke your knife into the egg a litte.
Gently push the carrot beak into it. You can see which direction of the triangle that went in.
In the same way, make little tiny holes for the cute eyes with a knife. Then, use a black sesame seed for each eye.
Maybe your cute chick is too cute to eat now. 😜
My first son, Bryson, who doesn’t like to eat hard-boiled eggs anymore liked this and asked me to pack these quail egg chicks for his lunch someday. Perhaps, he wants to show these cute chicks to his friends. I was so happy to see our boys enjoying these nutritious snacks.