Winners and Quail Eggs, Korean Kimchi and Potato Pancakes

by Spicie Foodie on July 9, 2013

Quail Eggs, Korean Kimchi and Eggless and Flourless Potato Pancakes by @SpicieFoodie | #quaileggs #kimchi #potatopancakes #flourless

I’ve always had a thing for unique or what others might call strange flavour and food combinations. To me instead of picturing a strange looking plate of food, I imagine what the flavours will be like when they come together. For the most part my interest has worked out…though there was that pear, mushroom and spinach incident I haven’t recovered from.

When I was trying to think of what dinner should be all that ran through my mind was kimchi, potato pancakes and quail eggs. Kimchi is one of the best things ever created by human beings — I mean it, that stuff is out of this world good! Potatoes are something I’ve preached about many times, and the quail eggs are a new food that I really wanted to try.

In my head I imagined crispy potato cakes, like a hashbrown, topped with super spicy, crunchy kimchi, and a fried runny quail egg on top. I pictured the flavours tasting fantastic and perfect for a light dinner. All went according to plan as I cooked, photographed, and sat down to eat my new spicy creation. (Hubby was served fried rice with fried quail eggs.) Then I happened to mention to hubby how I imagined that if our Cockatiels laid eggs they would be about the same size. That’s when things went wrong, I totally psyched myself out. Even though I really enjoyed the flavours and each bite I had taken, after that mental picture I couldn’t eat any more quail eggs. I know it was completely silly and the eggs would be different but once my brain got rolling it was impossible to take another bite, instead I finished off my potato pancakes and kimchi.

Quail Eggs, Korean Kimchi and Eggless and Flourless Potato Pancakes by @SpicieFoodie | #quaileggs #kimchi #potatopancakes #flourless

Regardless of my reaction the combination was still a winning one. And so I’m going to share it with you in case you may want to try it. The only recipe you’ll need is for the potato pancakes, which are flourless and eggless too. The other components are quite simple, Korean kimchi and sunny side-up quail eggs.

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Flourless and Eggless Potato Pancakes
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These small flourless and eggless potato pancakes are perfect on their own or serve topped with Korean kmchi and fried quail eggs.
Recipe type: Vegetable, Gluten free, egg free, flourless
Cuisine: Fusion
Flourless and Eggless Potato Pancakes:
  • 800 gm or 1.75 lb potatoes (weight is before peeling)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • olive oil or oil of choice
Additional Ingredients:
  • quail eggs
  • Korean kimchi
  1. Peel, grate the potatoes and toss with some sea salt. Leave in a strainer for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, squeeze out as much water as possible. Add a little bit more sea salt and some ground black pepper. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot, shape flat potato cakes between your palms, add to pan and cook until browned on both sides.
  1. Top each potato cake with some kimchi and a sunny side-up quail egg.
When cooking the quail eggs use low, gentle heat. They are very small and cook quite fast, so do not leave unattended.


Quail Eggs, Korean Kimchi and Eggless and Flourless Potato Pancakes by @SpicieFoodie | #quaileggs #kimchi #potatopancakes #flourless



And now for the two giveaway winners who will each receive 1 copy of both books, “Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1” and “Blend: The Basics

The non-blogger winner is….
Congratulations to #48 Julie, we’ll be in touch with your copies shortly.

The blogger winner is….
Congratulations to #56 Evelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz, we’ll be in touch with your copies shortly.


Thank you all that entered, if you didn’t win you can still purchase both e-Books for a very reasonable price that is worth every penny. Enjoy!!

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa July 9, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Congrats to teh winners!

That is a scrumptious looking dish! What a lovely flavor combination. Limchi tastes so good.




2 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Thanks Rosa!


3 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun July 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

How do you make such a humble dish look so absolutely glorious? Beautiful photos.


4 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Hehe, thanks Victoria:)


5 Arthur in the Garden! July 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Looks wonderful! I will have to try these!


6 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Thank you Arthur and enjoy!!


7 Divya Shivaraman July 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Congo winners…wonderful clicks dear


8 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Thank you Divya!


9 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 9, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Wow cool, thank you so much fort he prize. I got the books already :-) And I adore this recipe, you know how big a fan I am of unique and ‘strange’ combinations.
p.s. eatz is with a Z ;-)


10 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Congratulations Evelyne and sorry about the incorrect spelling — it’s fixed now. Thank you and I hope you give this combo a try.:)


11 Foodie in WV July 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Congrats to the winners :) The potato pancakes look so good, great photos!


12 Spicie Foodie July 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Thank you:)


13 Joanne T Ferguson July 10, 2013 at 4:07 AM

G’day Nancy! Congrats to the winners…GREAT giveaway, true!
Your recipe and photos look DIVINE too!
Cheers! Joanne


14 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Thank you Joanne!


15 mjskit July 10, 2013 at 4:10 AM

WOW! Now that’s a mouthful!! Love the story and can certainly relate. This dish reminds me of what I call a pileup which is any dish that starts with a potato base, then everything else is just piled on. :) Being a kimchi lover, I would definitely bite into this. Congratulations to the winners!


16 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Love your “pileup” name, MJ! Thanks:)


17 Eha July 10, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Would not have thought to put these three together myself: but am pleased for the suggestion – since sauerkraut very definitely marries with potato, why not :D !


18 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

That’s true, Eha, I love sauerkraut and potatoes together. Thanks:)


19 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 10, 2013 at 7:43 AM

That egg yolk is so perfectly yellow, it almost looks unreal! Beautiful photos!


20 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

I know, those little eggs have such a beautiful yolk. Thanks Laura!


21 Frank @Memorie di Angelina July 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Couldn’t agree more. Kimchi is really the best!


22 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Glad you agree Frank!:)


23 yummychunklet July 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I love quail eggs! They’re so good!


24 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2013 at 1:31 PM



25 RavieNomNoms July 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM

OH this looks amazing!! Kimchi is so tasty!!! :-)


26 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I love it, thanks Ravie!


27 Daniela July 11, 2013 at 4:09 AM

This is a glorious dish and it looks fantastic as well.
Love your creativity Nancy.


28 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Thank you so much Daniela!:)


29 Randolph Andrews July 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Shaba! Anything with SPAM is a good thing for me. The little quail eggs, that the sisters cooked up, were such a cute topping! I was glad that these made an appearance because I grew up eating SPAM, Vienna sausages, and corned beef for brunch. Reminded me of my childhood.


30 Spicie Foodie July 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Thanks Randolph!


31 Rochelle Ramos July 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I absolutely adore kimchi and recently found that a egg over easy on top is one of my favorite ways to eat it! I can see why though that you would have felt the need to quit eating yours, that’s why we only have hens and no roosters. Many many eggs with out the chance of them being fertilized!


32 Spicie Foodie July 16, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Yes, eggs over easy or sunny-side up are great on so many things! Hehe, you know exactly what I meant. Thanks Rochelle:)


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