This little web site is about my Grandmother’s Quail Egg Recipes and Pickled Quail Eggs. Plus other unique quail egg recipes collected from all over the world making Quail-Egg-Recipes.Com the largest source of quail egg recipes on the Web. This quail egg recipe story begins in the early 1950s on my Grandparent’s farm near Cottonport, Louisiana. Cottonport is a small town located in Avoyelles Parish on the banks of Bayou Rouge.
They farmed about 30 acres of cotton just outside of the city limits. Along with farming a cash crop of cotton, Paw-Paw always had chickens, pigs, cattle for the meat and a milk cow. Plus Maw-Maw worked almost daily in her large vegetable garden. Most of what they ate was raised on this farm including Paw-Paw’s favorite, Quail Eggs. Paw-Paw loved raising quail for the eggs.
Paw-Paw raised his own quails and they produced lots of quail eggs. You could always find quail eggs at the kitchen table. Boiled or pickled, fried or poached, in a gumbo etc. they were there. I remember not liking the pickled quail eggs. But then I didn’t eat his pickled pigs feet either. But I sure did make a pig out of myself with everything else Maw-Maw cooked.
When Maw-Maw had to many fresh quail eggs she would pickle them in 1-gallon glass containers. Then off to my uncle Vance’s Grocery store. their she would trade fresh picked quail eggs for items such as sugar, flour and Day’s-Work chewing tobacco. No, she didn’t chew but Paw-Paw sure did. Uncle Vance’s grocery store was also a meat market and saloon all in one small building. I was in and out of his store daily. I can remember the illegal slot machines, Moon-pie and a coke, plus Maw-Maw’s pickled quail eggs on the bar.