Low-carb deviled quail eggs are a great choice as an appetizer, or even as a meal, all year round. They’re absolutely delicious and are very easy to make. What makes people obsessed with healthy-eating shy away from them is the high amount of fats and carbs. Luckily for all of us, deviled eggs are very versatile.
This particular low-carb deviled quail eggs recipe is a tasty and healthy appetizer. It’s also keto-friendly. While the classic version of this recipe calls for mayonnaise, I won’t use it. Classic deviled eggs, as much as I love them, are an actual caloric bomb. So, if you’re on a diet, the classic version of the recipe will completely sabotage your efforts. Therefore, I took the freedom to make a few adjustments here and there. This way, you can continue to lose weight and respect the keto diet.
Nevertheless, you don’t really have to be on the ketogenic diet to enjoy these deviled quail eggs. If you’re just careful with your figure and want to make sure you don’t eat too many calories, this recipe is great for you as well.
HOW TO MAKE LOW-CARB DEVILED QUAIL EGGS
Consider replacing mayonnaise with low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt instead. Of course, these alone won’t replace the flavor contribution of mayonnaise. This is why I add mustard and some lemon juice. If you’re not a fan of these you can replace them with vinegar or even pickle juice. These will give your low-carb deviled quail eggs that classic tang.
Simple Low-Carb Deviled Quail Eggs Recipe
- 24 quail eggs hard-boiled
- 200 g Greek yogurt or a lighter, protein-rich yogurt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- pinch of salt
- 1 sprig parsley
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- chives optional
- Place all the quail eggs in a large pot. Fill it with water. Make sure there is enough water in the pot so that the eggs are fully submerged. Then, on medium-high heat, bring it to a boil.
- Boil the quail eggs for 4 minutes. After that, discard the hot water and put the eggs under running cold water. This will make the peeling a lot easier.
- Next, start peeling. After that, cut the quail eggs in two, lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks, making sure not to damage the egg whites. Scoop out the yolks with a teaspoon or gently squeeze the halves.
- Mix the yolks with the rest of the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Fill up each egg white with the paste. Again, since quail eggs are so small and fragile, make sure to handle them with care. If you break the egg whites, your deviled eggs won't look as good. After that, garnish with the rest of the ingredients.
TIP: Add a pinch of salt in the water before you turn on the heat. This will make peeling the eggs later much easier.
Of course, if you don’t like chives, you can replace them with something else. What’s great about this recipe is its versatility. Playing around with a couple of ingredients won’t ruin the recipe. On the contrary, it allows you to customize it. For an extra touch of sophistication, in case the event calls for it, you can garnish these low-carb deviled quail eggs with smoked salmon, for example. Or, you could sprinkle a little broccoli on top instead. The choice is yours.
So there you have it, a delicious recipe that is also good on the keto diet, without the mayonnaise and extra carbs. What’s more, it tastes just as delicious as the classic!