Quail eggs are are much smaller than your average chicken egg, weighing about 9 grams while a (large) chicken egg weights about 50 grams. They taste very similar to chicken eggs, although I find the texture of their cooked whites a little firmer. The membrane located between the shell and the egg is also thicker and sometimes I find quail eggs difficult to crack as their shells are pretty tough.
Quail eggs make divine pickled eggs — their small size makes it easy to pop a whole one in your mouth. I also really get a kick out of serving fried quail eggs to children, usually putting about three of them on a plate. They squeal with delight every time! Indeed, their diminutive size and pretty speckled shells are a big part of their charm.chicken eggs to quail eggs.) It's not unusual to see quail eggs served raw (especially in sushi bars) as there are claims that they are safer to eat raw than chicken eggs.
What is your experience with quail eggs? Did you grow up eating them? Have you ever had them raw?
(Images: Dana Velden)