Sugar Snap Pea Crostini with Quail Eggs

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I think I scared everyone at my local Market Basket when I squealed with delight over the fact that they now carry quail eggs. Oh well. I have no shame. That ship sailed long ago. Probably back when I cried over the fact that they didn’t have pre-washed and chopped kale in bags for two weeks in a row. Kidding. Kind of. But is there actually a mint shortage going on right now? Because my well-stocked grocery store basically never has it anymore. And I haven’t been able to buy my annual mint plant.

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But I mean, quail eggs. How cute? I bought them having no idea what I’d do with them but knowing I’d figure something out. And what better to do with quail eggs than put them on little pieces of toasted bread? Case closed. I whipped up these delightful little crostini for my latest Parade post and now my fridge will always be stocked with quail eggs. Unless Market Basket stops carrying them in an attempt to ensure that I’ll have another hissy fit in the dairy aisle.

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Oh and that green stuff? Sugar Snap Pea purée. With mint, too. Because I finally managed to find them. But sugar snap peas in purée form? I don’t know why I never thought of it until I realized the actual peas were too tiny to purée.

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Hooray for quail eggs, sugar snap pea purée and an appetizer that will make pretty much everyone happy. And also hooray for the fact that it’s almost the weekend. Because the week after vacation is never going to be the best week ever. And when it’s 100 degrees out? I really just want to be outside soaking up the sun. Because I’m crazy. And want to live in a sauna. Or a hot tub.

I hope that you’ll check out my recipe on the Parade website and maybe even make it for your next summer gathering. In the meantime, enjoy the end of your week!

Have you ever cooked with quail eggs?



Ninja Frying System giveaway winner:

I’m finally announcing the winner of the amazing Ninja Frying System! It’s Lisa C. who said, “I would love to try making this onion recipe, and that famous “flowering” version of it! Oh and I hear beer battered pickles are amazing as well.”

Congrats, Lisa! I’ll email you for your shipping info. tomorrow. Yay frying!!

14 Responses to "Sugar Snap Pea Crostini with Quail Eggs"

  1. Gia Grossman says:

    I need to find quail eggs! They’re so cute!

  2. Gahhh I love quail eggs. When I was younger, my sisters and I would snack on boiled quail eggs. I also add them to ramen. This looks so cute!

  3. Monique says:

    Cutest thing ever!!! I have seen quail eggs and deemed them too cute to break. but since you broke it, i will gladly eat it.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever had a quail egg. Stupid question, do they taste different? I’m a sucker for a runny egg so I’m loving the idea of this crostini! I’m also glad to read I’m not the only one who has grocery store meltdowns. I threw an only-child style tantrum over short ribs once! Ha ha!

  5. these look amazing but i’m not so sure of the quail eggs. but i’d give it a try! and if you need mint, come to bloomington, in and i’ll be your mint girl. haha.

  6. Sam says:

    This looks amazing. My current obsession is duck eggs. My sister’s new husband raises ducks and I am a duck egg convert. I will have to give quail eggs a try.

  7. Go, Market Basket! These eggs look so perfect and petite. I am eating a lot of runny eggs and Lox these days – I should score some quail eggs to change things up!

  8. I had my first quail egg atop my first ever steak tartare. It was sooo good!

  9. I <3 quail eggs! And I don't know if this is a trend this year, but our mint grew like crazy, then stopped…and now it is inedible. Not sure if it's the heat??

  10. Ashley says:

    anything mini (like quail eggs are mini eggs) is infinitely cuter and squee-able! think of mini bottles. seriously. too much cute.

    and I feel your pain about grocery stores + changes in what they carry. It is definitely hissy fit worthy. I end up searching 10 extra times in the same section, certain I must be missing what I’m looking for….only to be disappointed in the end. Wah!

  11. Heather Who Needs a Cape? says:

    Looks so YUMMY!

    We’d love it if you came over and linked up at Who Needs a Cape for Super Sunday 😉 We are live now! Hope to see you there!

  12. Beth says:

    Wow! Can’t believe MB has quail eggs! I think they ended up deciding not to fire their CEO too so you can look forward to your future purchases of quail eggs not rising significantly in price 🙂 This recipe looks delicious! Also – we planted mint in the back yard…. on your way home from MB feel free to stop by and pick some yourself without asking 🙂

  13. Odetta says:

    Mmm peapods! I love the color of them and the darling little egg on top!

  14. Megan says:

    These are adorable! Love the tiny eggs on top. This was such a great use for them.

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