If you have been wondering whether to cook or not quail eggs or you one of those that have never tried them in their life. What can I say? Have you seen a boiled quail egg? They scream deliciousness to me. Well, first of all, they are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A (10%), Vitamin D (13%), Vitamin B-6 (10%), Calcium, Iron among other things. I can’t stress enough quail eggs benefits to your health.

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They are a perfect option for breakfast (have about 3-4 quail eggs per day as a portion), a nutritious snack or an appetizer. You can use boiled quail eggs to make canapes and as a salad ingredient. They can make a simple salad to be something extra (more sophisticated meal to impress your guests, for sure). Their taste is more pronounced, compared to chicken egg and the flavor is richer. However, boiling process for quail eggs exactly the same as for chicken eggs but with one difference – boiling time. If you want to know how you can boil perfect quail eggs, check out the recipe below.

How long to boil quail eggs?

As you can see the main difference between a chicken eggs and a quail egg is their size. And it is the main thing that will influence the differences in boiling times chart. Here is information on how long it will take you to boil quail eggs depending on the state of yolk that you want:

  • How long to cook soft quails eggs? If you want to have a soft yolk (more on the runny side), cook quail eggs for 1-2 minutes after water boils in the pot.
  • How long do you cook hard-boiled eggs? You need to cook quail eggs in boiling water for 3-4 minutes if your cooking process started from cold water and 5 minutes if you added quail eggs to already boiling water.
  • How long do you microwave quail eggs? Microwave quail eggs for 3 minutes in a bowl with water.

Now, let’s have a look at all the boiling techniques that you can use for cooking quail eggs. I tries to include all the peculiar features of every method.

Boiled Quail Eggs Recipe

You do not have to be afraid of cooking quail egg. The process as easy as it can get to boiling something. You just add ingredient to the pot, cover it with water and get it boil on the stove. You just need to know some peculiar issues that are associated with quail eggs, only.

Boiled Quail Eggs Ingredients

Ingredients: 6-8 quail eggs; 0.5 l water; ½ tbsp. salt.

Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 5 min Ready in 15 min

Calories: 168 kcal (per 100 g) Yield: 2 servings

Cuisine: International Type: Ingredient/Garnish/Appetizer

If you have boiled average chicken eggs before, then you already know how to boil quail eggs. Here is the easiest way to cook quail eggs on the stove:

  • Rinse quail eggs under cold running water one by one or in a colander.
  • Place eggs in a saucepan; cover them with cold water (at least one inch above eggs).

Cover quail eggs with cold water

  • Add salt (½ of a tablespoon). Do not skip this step, as it will prevent eggs from cracking.

Add salt to prevent quail eggs from cracking

  • Put pot with water on the stove. Let water boil on the high heat then reduce it low. Water in the pot should simmer actively.
  • Cook quail eggs for 1-2 minutes to get a soft yolk and 3-4 minutes for a hard-boiled yolk.

Simmer quail eggs for 3 minutes after water boils

  • Turn off the heat and set the pot aside. Transfer boiled quail eggs into a bowl with cold water. It won’t hurt if you add ice cubes in there.

Let quail eggs cool down in cold water

  • Leave them in a cold bath for 3-5 minutes and then proceed to peeling. Enjoy in a salad or as a snack!

Boiled quail eggs recipe

How to boil quail eggs from boiling water?  There is another way to cook quail eggs on the stove. First, you put a deep saucepan with cold water on the stove and wait until it boils. Add salt (at least ½ of a tablespoon for 7 eggs). Lower eggs to boiling water with a tablespoon and cook for 2 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs with a runny yolk. If you want hard-boiled eggs, let them simmer for 5 minutes. End cooking process of eggs in a cold bath.

How do you cook quail eggs in microwave?

How to cook quail eggs in microwave

The easiest way to cook eggs for me is boiling them on the stove in a pot. However, if you have no opportunity, for any possible reason, to boil them in water, you can use microwave for the purpose. The process is easy and as a result, you get a tasty snack in just 3 minutes time:

  • Take a deep bowl, place eggs inside of it and cover them with cold water. Bear in mind that eggs should fully be submerged in water. Add a tablespoon of salt.
  • Microwave quail eggs for three minutes on medium power (it is around 500 watts).
  • Be careful, as the bowl will be very hot after microwaving. Transfer eggs from hot water to a bowl with cold water. This will help to prevent quail eggs from overcooking; besides the process of cooling will be much faster.

Kids just adore boiled quail eggs. So if you have any trouble with incorporating eggs to your child’s diet you’d better start with boiled quail eggs. On top of sandwiches, in salads and canapes. You can find your own way.

Hope that this article was helpful for you and you will share it with your friends! If there are any questions left that need resolving, leave them in the comment section below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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