Quail eggs are surprisingly versatile, and are a natural fit for many dishes. Quail eggs have a shorter shelf life than chicken eggs because they’re smaller, so it’s important to keep them in the refrigerator.
How Long Do Quail Eggs Last In The Fridge?
Quail eggs are delicate and need to be stored properly if you want them to last.
You can refrigerate quail eggs in the original container for up to 5 or 6 weeks. They should be stored in the coldest part of your refrigerator, which is usually on the bottom shelf or in a drawer (if your fridge has one).
When storing quail eggs, make sure that you do not wash them before putting them back into their shell. This will reduce their shelf life by increasing moisture content and reducing air circulation around each egg.
How To Store Quail Eggs In The Fridge
Quail eggs are a delicious addition to your diet, but they’re also perishable. You can keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks, but you’ll want to keep them in their shell and not peeled.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Make sure they’re stored at 40 degrees or below, and lie flat (not on their side) so that air can circulate around them.
2. Don’t wash quail eggs before storing them! They’re covered in a protective layer called bloom, which helps keep them fresh longer.
3. If you do want to peel your quail eggs before storing them, make sure you use clean hands and cold water—warm water will make the bloom come off more easily than cold water will!
How To To When Quail Eggs Are Bad
Quail eggs are delicious when they are fresh. Sometimes, when you keep them too long, they could become bad, which could make you sick. Below are some of the ways to tell when quail eggs are bad:
Check the expiration date. If the eggs are past their prime, they will be spoiled and unusable.
Smell the quail eggs. If there is an off smell, it’s time to toss them out.
Check their color and texture. Quail eggs should be white with brown speckled. In addition, check their overall appearance to see if anything looks amiss or unusual about them (e.g., brown spots on the shell).
Taste the eggs. Only if you’re sure it’s safe! You can do this by breaking it open over a plate and taking a bite of what’s inside with your finger (not recommended). This will give you an idea of whether or not the flavor is any good under normal circumstances; if there’s any sort of funky taste or odor coming from the egg itself then chances are something isn’t right and that it should be discarded immediately.
Tips To Keep Quail Eggs Fresh Longer In The Fridge
To keep your quail eggs fresh as long as possible in the fridge, below are some tips:
Tip 1: Store the eggs in their original carton. If the carton is damaged or torn, replace it with a new one or transfer them to an airtight container or plastic bag.
Tip 2: Refrigerate immediately after purchase and do not wash off any dust or dirt before storing them (this will help keep them from drying out).
Tip 3: Keep your quail eggs in the back of your refrigerator—the coldest part—and avoid storing them on a refrigerator shelf where temperatures may fluctuate throughout the day and night.
As you can see, quail eggs are delicious, nutritious, and easy to store. As long as you properly store them in the fridge, quail eggs will last for 5-6 weeks.
Kate has been in the food business for over 20 years. Worked as a cook at several buffets which include Old Country Buffet, Five Star Buffet, and Ichiban Buffet. Now, I’m mostly at home cooking for my family, caring for chickens and ducks, and tending the garden.