Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs
by , August 28, 2017
You'll be surprised at how easy these tiny quail eggs are to peel. The peeled eggs can be sliced or halved, and they make a pretty garnish for simple salads. They make fabulous appetizer toppings as well.
Related: Deviled Eggs With Bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- Fill a bowl with ice and water and set aside.
- Fill a saucepan with enough water to fully cover the eggs. Bring the water to a gentle boil. With a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs into the boiling water.
- Boil the quail eggs for 4 minutes. With the slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to the ice water and let them cool for a minute, or just until cool enough to handle.
- Remove an egg and gently tap it on the counter to crack in several places. Or tap in several places with a knife. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Put the cracked egg back in the ice water for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove and peel the eggs under cool running water. Start any cracked place on the egg; slide a fingernail under the shell and membrane to start peeling.
- Once you begin peeling the shell and membrane away, just keep peeling gently until the whole shell is removed. Rinse and repeat with the remaining eggs.
Makes 12 servings.