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Recipe: Quail Egg Ice Cream
cap, captain miss america

Have you ever had a quail egg?

If you haven’t, they are tiny and delicious:

They are often just served raw or lightly poached over other food, or pickled.  Anyway, I was at the market (if you can’t get them at your usual grocery store, try an Asian market; they cost around $3 for a package of 18 near me in New York City) and quail eggs were on sale, so I thought it would be fun to try ice cream with them.

Recipe: Quail Egg Ice Cream
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Tea
Prep time: 9 hours
Cook time: 65 mins
Total time: 10 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4-10
A traditional ice cream made with quail eggs instead of chicken eggs.
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 quail egg yolks
  • 5 whole quail eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  1. Stir egg yolks and sugar together until frothy and yellow
  2. Bring milk, half and half to boil slowly with vanilla
  3. Pour hot milk into egg mixture very slowly, in 1/3 cup increments, whisking well to temper the egg mixture
  4. Once 2/3 of the milk has been added to the eggs, pour the milk and egg mixture back into the pot and whisk well
  5. Put the pot back over medium heat. Stir intermittently to keep the mixture from sticking to the pot and burning
  6. Once the mixture begins to thicken to a consistency like pudding, remove it from heat
  7. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
  8. Add cream and whole quail eggs to mixture and stir well.
  9. Put mixture in your ice cream freezer and follow the instructions for your ice cream freezer
  10. Remove when ice cream reaches the desired consistency. Freeze for two hours or overnight before serving
  11. Eat it all up!

The ice cream was actually a bit lighter and milkier than a traditional custard-based chicken egg ice cream, which I found to be very interesting, especially with those extra raw eggs added in.  Other than that, there is not too much of a difference.  It was pretty good lightly sweet ice cream.

Mirrored from Nommable!.

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Sounds really good:) I'd try it if I ever got a chance to:)

That egg is so tiny and cute I don't know if I could eat it. I'd keep expecting it to hatch a fairy or something.

But I would still eat the ice cream.

Even if the ice cream tasted like fairies?

Then I would eat extra helpings. And be magic.

Ohhhh, yum. Those eggs are so gorgeous. When I grow up, I'd like to keep quail just for their pretty eggs.

They are just beautiful tiny works of art!

omg Tea! I didn't want to leave this comment at racism_101 but I was so amused because Darryl Ayo, who wrote the article you linked to (which was really good) was the first person I went on a date with through OkCupid, two or three years ago! Do you know him or did you just happen upon the article?

Oh, man, that's hilarious. He's actually a good friend of mine! (Who is friended on this LJ, btw, although I don't think he reads-- he's nervousystem.)

haha, how cool! He was super nice! But I'm not much of a creative type and it was clearly an important part of his life, so between that and him being my first date (pretty much ever) I only saw him once. He seemed like a great guy though. I was all !!!!! when I realized it was him - which I didn't put together until I saw his sketches because I never really got to the last name stage. XD

Yeah, he's an awesome guy. We do a lot of drawing and bitching about comics together. Oh, and his actual last name is not Ayo. That's an internet handle!

Edited at 2011-08-13 07:40 pm (UTC)

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