Our quail are still giving me an egg a day (between them) and today I had enough to scramble for a meal. I’ve found it hard to crack the eggs though: the shell breaks readily enough, but the membrane below it is tough.
Somehow recently I came across mention of a gadget that seemed it would do a good job with this: a quail egg cutter. After fruitlessly searching New Zealand online stores I turned to Aliexpress, for the first time ever.
I found these scissors available there and so cheap, with such cheap postage, I bought two pairs (one for a friend). For a grand total of US $5.54 I received two pairs of scissors, including postage. That’s less than ten New Zealand dollars.
The scissors arrived quickly and today I tried them out with the 8 eggs I scrambled for lunch — that’s the equivalent of 2 small hen’s eggs.
The small end of the egg fits into the scissor opening, then that wedge-shaped piece neatly and cleanly slices the top off.
These are definitely the way to open quail eggs.