Quail eggs are a food loved by many people and used in many recipes, but do you know exactly how long to cook quail eggs? Don’t worry, because our article will answer the above question and instruct you on how to cook quail eggs properly so they peel easily.

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1. How To Cook Quail Eggs Hard Boiled


  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 10 quail eggs
  • 1 bowl of water


Step 1: After buying quail eggs, you need to gently wash them to remove any dirt or impurities remaining on the shell

Step 2: Cook a pot of water over medium heat. When the water starts to boil, drop in the quail eggs and add half a teaspoon of white vinegar. Quail eggshell contains calcium, and vinegar is acidic, making the eggshell softer, more brittle, and very easy to crack and peel.

Step 3: Boil quail eggs for about 8 minutes if you want hard-boiled quail eggs. For soft-boiled quail eggs, you just need to boil for 4 minutes and enjoy the greasy taste of the yolks. Note remember to cover the lid when boiling.

Step 4: Take the boiled quail eggs immediately into a bowl of cold water and peel

2. How To Crack  & Peel Boiled Quail Eggs

To crack and peel quail eggs quickly and efficiently when you finish boiling the eggs, drain off the boiling water, and proceed to soak them in cold water for a few minutes to let the eggs cool down. Then gently tap it with a spoon until there is a crack all the way around the egg. Finally, you can peel away the shell under running water.

One way to crack a quail egg is to tap it lightly on the countertop until there is a small crack all the way around the egg. Then, use your fingers to carefully peel away the shell.

If you are having trouble getting the shell off, you put quail eggs in a glass jar or food jar with a lid. Then, shake vigorously in an up and down direction for 1-2 minutes, until the eggshell is slightly peeled off, put it on a plate, and peel off the shell by hand.

Once you have cracked and peeled quail eggs, you can eat them however you want

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3. What To Do With Boiled Quail Eggs

Serve boiled quail eggs as an appetizer by peeling them and arranging them on a platter with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. They make for a bite-sized and visually appealing snack.

Add boiled quail eggs to salads for an extra protein boost and a pop of color. You can halve or quarter the eggs and toss them into green salads, pasta salads, or grain salads.

Add boiled quail eggs to sandwiches or wraps for added texture and protein. Slice the eggs and layer them with other ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes, and your choice of meats or vegetables.

Drop whole boiled quail eggs into ramen or noodle bowls for a tasty and visually appealing addition. The creamy yolk pairs well with the noodles and broth.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try pickling boiled quail eggs. Prepare a pickling brine with vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and spices like cloves, bay leaves, or peppercorns. Place peeled quail eggs in a jar and pour the brine over them. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for a few days before enjoying the tangy and flavorful pickled quail eggs.

Now, you know how to cook quail eggs properly at home. Hopefully, with this article, boiling and peeling quail eggs will no longer be difficult for you!. Good luck

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