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Pickled Quail Eggs

Pickle more than veggies! These petite pickled eggs are awesome on a charcuterie tray or on their own as a low-cal snack.
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Serves: 8
Makes: 24 eggs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 24-pack carton quail eggs (TIP: Look for these at Asian markets or at specialty grocery stores.)
  • 2 cups white wine vinegar, plus additional to fill bowl of eggs
  • 1 beet, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 2 tbsp organic evaporated cane juice
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill a medium pot with cold water (enough to cover eggs) and add eggs. Heat on high and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 3 minutes. Carefully remove eggs from water and run under cold water until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add eggs and enough vinegar to cover them. Refrigerate overnight for a minimum of 12 hours. (NOTE: Vinegar will dissolve shell, leaving only a thin membrane covering eggs.)
  3. To remove membrane from eggs, drain bowl of vinegar then pinch base of eggs and peel membrane away. Discard membrane.
  4. In a medium pot, combine beet, 2 cups vinegar, cane juice and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid turns deep red, about 15 to 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove beet from liquid. Pour liquid over eggs. Cover and set aside, refrigerated, for at least 7 hours before serving. (TIP: To slice eggs cleanly, run a piece of thread or dental floss vertically through eggs.)

Nutrients Per Serving (3 eggs): Calories: 76, Total Fat: 3 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 8 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 58 mg, Cholesterol: 227 mg

TIP:

If time is a concern, skip Step 2 and carefully peel eggs by hand. Note that there is a greater chance egg whites may be damaged.