Bistro Salad with Figs and Poached Quail Eggs

I bought 10 quail eggs for $1.29 at Whole Foods the other day. I had never cooked with them before, although I’ve had them a few times in restaurants.
savvy housekeeping quail eggs
I was a little nervous playing with them because I had recently tried some duck eggs and didn’t like them. The duck eggs were a lot like chicken eggs only more gamy–they would be okay to cook with, but not very tasty by themselves.
But quail eggs, I was relieved to find, are different. They are maybe even a little better tasting than chicken eggs, plus they are adorable. I decided to poach them and put them in a bistro salad for dinner.
I poached three quail eggs in balsamic vinegar and put it on a bed of fresh figs, croƻtons, Gorgonzola cheese, and red leaf lettuce that had been tossed with the same balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
savvyhousekeeping bistro salad quail eggs
It was yummy. The only thing I would do differently is to use a better kind of lettuce next time–maybe arugula?
I also tried the quail eggs in this recipe, only I tweaked a bit, using lentils instead adzuki beans and regular olive oil instead of pumpkin seed oil. It was yummy.
So, verdict: I like quail eggs.

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2 thoughts on “Bistro Salad with Figs and Poached Quail Eggs”

  1. That looks delicious! Next eggs to try from WholeFoods… Ostrich eggs! Probably need at least 4 people for 1 egg. I’m curious.

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