Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quail Eggs And Onions

Onions. Ugh! I have a love-hate relationship with these tear-inducing edible bulbs. I don't go for chunky pieces but I can down a decent quantity of sliced onions in a burger or in spicy sambal . This (pictured below) is one of the ways I enjoy my onions.

Quail Eggs and Onions

I went with quail eggs because I haven't had any in a long time. Quail eggs are really small in size and lovely to work with, cooking-wise. It has a pretty shell that is covered with splatters of dark brown spots. A very elegant egg, in my opinion.

If you're not a fan of quail eggs, then chicken egg is a good alternative because of its similar taste and texture. Serve it quartered instead.

This is how I made the above.


- 14 quail eggs (boiled)
- 2 medium-large onions (sliced)
- 1 red chili (sliced)
- ½ cup blended fresh chili
- ¼ tsp shrimp paste (dry fried or toasted)
- 1½ tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Fresh coriander for garnishing

3 main ingredients


1) Heat oil in pan. Saute onions until slightly cooked.
2) Add blended chili, shrimp paste and sliced chili. Stir until combined.
3) Add brown sugar and salt. Stir well, let it cook for a little while and that's it!
4) Plate the onions. Place boiled quail eggs on top. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Quail Eggs and Onions

To liven things up a bit, decorate the dish with fresh coriander on top before serving.

Adding Fresh Coriander To Quail Eggs and Onions
Best eaten with rice!
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  1. Ooh, I'd love to try this but unfortunately we don't get quail eggs in our area. I'll make do with quartered chicken eggs. Love the presentation!

    1. Thank you, Kanak. We're pretty lucky that it's easy to find here!

  2. We love onions! The more, the merrier :-))) This looks very delicious,

  3. I love the cute quail eggs! Are they hard to shell? And since i adore onions, this looks perfect. Thanks, Sharon!

    1. It's as easy as shelling hard-boiled chicken eggs, Abbe. I use a bit of salt and boil on low fire. I don't know if that helps but it's been good so far :)

  4. Such a beautiful plate of goodies....gorgeous with spiced onions and elegant with small quail eggs dressed on top. While we ate eggs...the combination of hot-sweet onions with them was such a delicacy....and this looks like a gourmet,indulgent version....the spiced onions will go really well with eggs...a perfect match,thanks :-)

    1. Thank you, Kumars. It's always lovely hearing from you ;)

  5. Hi Sharon,

    I love any food with onions and don't shedding tears to enjoy these good food with onions... Have you been having tears of joy cooking and enjoying this delicious egg dish?


    1. Hah! I cry every time I work with onions, Zoe. Lol! ^.^

  6. You caught my attention with quail eggs, dear! I can eat a lot, tho I know it's not really healthy. Lol!

    1. I feel the same way about it, Shirley. I try very hard not to get carried away....lol ^.^

  7. looks very tempting!
    oh the egg is cute ^^


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