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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

For 20 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made

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