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.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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For 20 pieces, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.11 min.54 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Quail egg canapés
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
Butter these 20 circles on one side.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Quail egg canapés
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Keeping
Once cooked, a few minutes.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,272 Kcal or 5,326 Kj341 gr2,298 gr107 gr
64 %131 %217 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
240 Kcal or 1,005 Kj64 gr434 gr20 gr
12 %25 %41 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
64 Kcal or 268 Kj17 gr115 gr5 gr
3 %7 %11 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Gluten, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 pieces : 4.46 €
  • Per piece : 0.22 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Tarte à l'coloche, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Cod loin with saffron, Toffee apple upside-down cake, ... 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: Italian toast, Winemaker's toast, French onion soup, Comtoise endive salad, Kérinou slices, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Madras rice, Red rice pannequets, Surprise bread, Chicano burger, Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette), ... All
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