Saturday, May 28, 2011

Update On Mystery Egg

Well, after several suggestions as to what the "mystery egg" was in my previous post, the general consensus is that it is a quail egg. So interesting, because I'm not sure I have ever seen a quail on our property.

Mystery Egg appears to be a quail egg.

According to Wikipedia:

"Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many countries, including western Europe and North America. In Japanese cuisine, they are sometimes used raw or cooked as tamago in sushi and often found in bento lunches.

In some other countries, quail eggs are considered less exotic. In Colombia and Venezuela, a single hard-boiled quail egg is a common topping on hot dogs and hamburgers, often fixed into place with a toothpick. In the Philippines, kwek-kwek is a popular street food delicacy, which consists of soft-boiled quail eggs dipped in orange-colored batter before being skewered and deep-fried. In Vietnam, bags of boiled quail eggs are sold on street stalls as inexpensive beer snacks.

Quail eggs are often believed to be very high in cholesterol, but evidence shows their cholesterol levels are similar to chicken eggs.

I really think it was sweet Tay-tee Cakes that brought the egg in for his beloved mother (me)! He is such a mama's boy.

Tay-tee and his mother, the Country chicken Girl

1 comment:

  1. It's funny you haven't seen any, because a hen and her clutch of chicks were running in a little line on the berm near your place not too long ago!