Quail egg canapés


Quail egg canapés
This starter is a small canapé consiting of a toasted and buttered bread slice covered with a slice of smoked ham topped with a fried quail egg.
280,9744.9/5 for 19 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 20 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 10 pieces 20 pieces 40 pieces 60 pieces

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.11 min.54 min.
Keeping: Once cooked, a few minutes.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #1
With a 35 or 40 mm diameter cutter, cut out at least 20 circles from the bread slices.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #2
Butter these 20 circles on one side.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #3
Prepare quail eggs by cracking them one at a time...

Stage 4
... and pouring them into a bowl.

Foot-note: the gesture for opening quail eggs is not easy to describe, so you can check out the small demonstration video.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #5
Cut the ham slices into squares, about the size of bread circles, or a bit bigger.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 6 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #6
When ready to serve, place the bread circles buttered side down in a hot frying pan without any other fat,

Allow to colour a few minutes, then turn over, and again allow to colour on the other side.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #7
In the same frying pan, without cleaning it, cook the pieces of ham for a few seconds on each side.

Set aside.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #8
In the same frying pan, without cleaning it, pour in the quail eggs.

Immediately, with a spatula, try to separate them from one another to prevent the touching.

Ideally one aims to keep whole egg yolks (not broken!), with enough egg white around so that they can be removed with the cutter you used for the bread.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés : Photo of step #9
Assemble the canapés:

Onto a hot plate (the canapés cool very quickly), place a toasted bread circle, put a piece of ham on top, then cover with an egg taken in the frying pan with the cutter, salt and pepper.

Sprinkle if you wish with some chopped chives.

Serve immediately, and inform your guests that these canapés should be eaten in one mouthful...

Remarks

For the bread I advise you to use leavened bread, with more taste than traditional sandwich bread.

Very ofen when cooking small items such as these canapés, there are a few failures (see the photographs...), that's why it's smart to cut out one or two spare bread circles, one or two extra pieces of ham, to break one or two extra eggs, etc, to make up the right number at the end.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,424 Kcal or 5,962 Kj73 gr130 gr67 gr
71 %28 %12 %10 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
269 Kcal or 1,126 Kj14 gr25 gr13 gr
13 %5 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
71 Kcal or 297 Kj4 gr7 gr3 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized pear custard tart, Chocolate cake, Little Christmas biscuits, "Buttonhole" quail eggs, Saltimbocca, ... All
Quail eggQuail egg: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: "Buttonhole" quail eggs, ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs meurette, Summery cheese on toast, Home-made breadcrumb coating, Bistro-style beetroot salad, Croque-monsieur complet, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham, Ham spirals, Melting Epoisses on toast , Kérinou slices, Eggs Benedict , ... All

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