Open Faced Quail Egg Sandwich

Open Faced Quail Egg Sandwich

Who says we can’t have nice things?  I recently went to the local Asian grocery store and these quail eggs caught my eye. I’ve never cooked them before or really seen them used but I knew I had to try them!  I made some mini almond buns and using my whoopie pie pan, topped them with some cheese, bacon, and a quail egg; breakfast is served!

Open Faced Quail Egg SandwichHere’s the finished product! They turned out super awesome and would make a great weekend breakfast or tapas menu item!Almond Bun MinisThis recipe starts with the standard almond buns.  You can also check out the video on YouTube.  The only difference is instead of using a muffin top pan I used a whoopie pie pan. The whoopie pie pan results in a smaller bun and the edges are round instead of square.Cooking BaconWhile the buns are cooking, fry up some bacon. If I’m just doing small batches of bacon, I like to use my convection oven. The convection cooks them super fast and since its small, it uses less energy than my full oven. Plus, the almond buns are already taking up the oven :)Melting Duck FatNext throw some fat in your cast iron skillet.  Today, I’m using some left over duck fat from when I roasted a duck the other week.  I rendered down the excess duck fat in a similar manner to the leaf lard I did last month.Cast Iron Skillet with Duck FatYou want to fill the pan and really pan fry the egg.Finished Almond Bun MInisAt this point, your almond buns should be done.Quail EggsIn case you didn’t know, these are quail eggs!  Aren’t they cute?Frying Quail EggNow crack ‘em open and fry them!Prepping SandwichesWhile the eggs are cooking I prepared the almond buns.  I put 1/4th of a slice of cheddar cheese and half a slice of bacon on each one.Quail Egg SandwichesHere’s the finished batch!  My wife doesn’t like runny yolks so I cooked half of them over medium and the other half sunny side up.Quail Egg SandwichYum!

Open Faced Quail Egg Sandwich
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3.33
  • Serving size: 3 eggs
  • Calories: 245
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 14
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Ingredients
  • 10 Quail Eggs
  • 2.5 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 5 slices Bacon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Standard Almond Bun recipe:
  • ¾ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Splenda
  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix the almond buns together per the original recipe and divide into 10 portions on a whoopie pie pan
  2. Bake for 8-11 minutes at 350 degrees
  3. Cook 5 slices of bacon
  4. Fry 10 quail eggs, topping with salt and pepper
  5. Top each almond bun with ¼th slice cheese, ½ slice bacon and a quail egg
 

 

One comment

  1. Those look great. I could totally go for a runny egg right now, and you’re right, those quail eggs are super cute. But actually I just wanted to comment about the cool photo with the reflection in the pan. Great shot!

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