Potato Salad topped with Hard Boiled Quail Eggs

Any salad haters out there??? This is for you guys…

I get frequent requests from my man to make potato salad  as obviously he’s a die hard fan of it. The first time I had tasted potato salad was at a country style restaurant, it didn’t excite me that much. However, after tasting it for a few times I started falling for it. This salad is a very filling one, after having a bowl of this salad I feel so full and content.

Yesterday, I had a shopping spree at the Asian supermarket. Whenever I go to this store, I come home with a truck load of veggies, fish and other ingredients. They literally got everything under the sun. Some of the veggies and fruits which are very common in my hometown can be found there, for instance banana flower, drumstick, guava, tender coconut etc. Seeing these puts a huge smile on my face and I can’t resist grabbing them. This time, I bought quail eggs. Quail eggs are not new to me as I used to have this while in India. Quail eggs have a lot of health benefits and are better than hen’s eggs. So, if you haven’t tried quail eggs, you now have a better reason to include into your diet.

I usually make sunny side up with quail eggs and I always wanted to hard boil it. I was aware that it’s little tricky to hard boil it. So, before giving it a shot I read a few articles which explained how to make the perfect hard boiled quail eggs. Followed the tips cautiously and it turned out to be perfect. Topped the potato salad with the hard boiled quail eggs. Tasted so delicious.

Potato Salad topped with quail eggs

Ingredients

Making Hard boiled quail eggs

  • Quail eggs- 4
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Vinegar- 1/2 cup

For making potato salad

  • Red Potato, small and diced- 10
  • Mayonnaise- 1 cup
  • Dijon mustard- 2 tsp (optional)
  • Pickled Jalapeno, chopped small- 5 slices
  • Olives, sliced- 1/4 cup
  • Ground Pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Paprika- to sprinkle on quail eggs

Instruction

Making hard boiled quail eggs:

Quail Eggs: Aren’t they just adorable??? How many of them can you have in just one sitting?

  • Adding vinegar to the water softens the shell of the quail eggs and the shells can be peeled off easily without sticking to the eggs.
  • Heat a saucepan, combine water and vinegar.
  • Place the quail eggs in water, cover the pan.
  • Let the water come to a rolling boil, cook the eggs for about 5 minutes.
  • After around 5 minutes of cooking you can see that the shells are getting peeled.
  • Drain the water and let the cooked eggs cool down.
  • Peel the shells, it will be very easy to peel off the shells.
  • Cut the hard boiled eggs into halves and keep aside.

Making potato salad:

  • I used small red potatoes for making this salad or use any baby potatoes or salad potatoes.
  • Cook the potatoes in boiling water till it turns fork tender.
  • Don’t over cook the potatoes.
  • I didn’t remove the skin, if you want you could remove it.
  • After the cooked potatoes have cooled down, dice into small.
  • In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, dijon mustard, pickled jalapeno, olives, ground pepper and salt.
  • Combine the mayonnaise dressing and the potatoes.
  • I like my potato salad to be cold, so after combining with the mayonnaise dressing chill it in the refrigerator for some time.
  • Just before serving, top the potato salad with hard boiled quail eggs that are halved. This is just optional you can ignore this step if you don’t like eggs. Or use hen’s egg instead.
  • Sprinkle paprika over the halved eggs for making it colorful.
  • Serve as a side dish.

Tips:

  • Potato salad tastes better when it is served cold, so chill it in the refrigerator for sometime.
  • Make way ahead: Cook the potatoes and refrigerate it.  Just before serving combine the potatoes with the mayonnaise dressing.
  • Use hen’s egg instead of quail eggs.

 

Potato Salad topped with Hard Boiled Quail Eggs
 
Ingredients
Making Hard boiled quail eggs
  • Quail eggs- 4
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Vinegar- ½ cup
For making potato salad
  • Red Potato, small and diced- 10
  • Mayonnaise- 1 cup
  • Dijon mustard- 2 tsp (optional)
  • Pickled Jalapeno, chopped small- 5 slices
  • Olives, sliced- ¼ cup
  • Ground Pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Paprika- to sprinkle on quail eggs
Instructions
Making hard boiled quail eggs
Quail Eggs: Aren't they just adorable??? How many of them can you have in just one sitting?
  1. Adding vinegar to the water softens the shell of the quail eggs and the shells can be peeled off easily without sticking to the eggs.
  2. Heat a saucepan, combine water and vinegar.
  3. Place the quail eggs in water, cover the pan.
  4. Let the water come to a rolling boil, cook the eggs for about 5 minutes.
  5. After around 5 minutes of cooking you can see that the shells are getting peeled.
  6. Drain the water and let the cooked eggs cool down.
  7. Peel the shells, it will be very easy to peel off the shells.
  8. Cut the hard boiled eggs into halves and keep aside.
Making potato salad
  1. I used small red potatoes for making this salad or use any baby potatoes or salad potatoes.
  2. Cook the potatoes in boiling water till it turns fork tender.
  3. Don't over cook the potatoes.
  4. I didn't remove the skin, if you want you could remove it.
  5. After the cooked potatoes have cooled down, dice into small.
  6. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, dijon mustard, pickled jalapeno, olives, ground pepper and salt.
  7. Combine the mayonnaise dressing and the potatoes.
  8. I like my potato salad to be cold, so after combining with the mayonnaise dressing chill it in the refrigerator for some time.
  9. Just before serving, top the potato salad with hard boiled quail eggs that are halved. This is just optional you can ignore this step if you don't like eggs. Or use hen's egg instead.
  10. Sprinkle paprika over the halved eggs for making it colorful.
  11. Serve as a side dish.
Notes
Potato salad tastes better when it is served cold, so chill it in the refrigerator for sometime.
Make way ahead: Cook the potatoes and refrigerate it. Just before serving combine the potatoes with the mayonnaise dressing.
Use hen's egg instead of quail eggs.

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