Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs
Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs
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Quail eggs are a lot smaller than chicken eggs and there is a slightly different method to cook them. Tesco sells quail eggs in cartons of 25 eggs, and can be pricey (Tesco 52 Baht/25 eggs, vice a local vendor for when I bought them, 20 Baht/23 eggs). Buy from the local markets and the egg vendors, and will be sold for x number of eggs per money amount. The common size order you would receive at a market for cooked eggs, either hard boiled or fried is 10, so for this, let's just go with a 'carton' or rather 20 Baht worth, which right now is 23 eggs. I did verify this recipe today, the steps and time are 100% correct. For perfect hard boiled chicken or duck eggs, those links are listed in the Recipe Notes section below.
Servings
25 quail eggs
Cook Time
4 minutes
Servings
25 quail eggs
Cook Time
4 minutes
Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs
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Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
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Quail eggs are a lot smaller than chicken eggs and there is a slightly different method to cook them. Tesco sells quail eggs in cartons of 25 eggs, and can be pricey (Tesco 52 Baht/25 eggs, vice a local vendor for when I bought them, 20 Baht/23 eggs). Buy from the local markets and the egg vendors, and will be sold for x number of eggs per money amount. The common size order you would receive at a market for cooked eggs, either hard boiled or fried is 10, so for this, let's just go with a 'carton' or rather 20 Baht worth, which right now is 23 eggs. I did verify this recipe today, the steps and time are 100% correct. For perfect hard boiled chicken or duck eggs, those links are listed in the Recipe Notes section below.
Servings
25 quail eggs
Cook Time
4 minutes
Servings
25 quail eggs
Cook Time
4 minutes
Ingredients
  • 25 qual eggs local vendor, room temperature
Servings: quail eggs
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium size pot of water to boiling. While that is heating, get a smaller pot out and fill with water and place under the tap so when you run more water in, the overflow will simply go into the sink.
  2. Lower eggs into the water with a large spoon, 3-4 eggs at a time but do not over crowd the pot. At 4 minutes for a hard boiled egg, at 2 1/2 minutes for a soft boiled egg, remove the eggs with a large slotted spoon.
  3. Place eggs the smaller pot and turn on the tap to keep water going into the smaller pot. Cool the eggs like this running the water on them for about 5 minutes or so.
  4. Peel and enjoy. Yes, the inside of quail shells is a light blue.
  5. Uses can be; enjoy as is as snack; cut in half and added to a green or pasta salad; mini deviled eggs; mini Scotch eggs; added to pasta, etc. Photo shows a chicken egg for size comparison, and a hard boiled egg that is perfect.
Recipe Notes

Low cost, quail eggs on average are 20 Baht for 23 eggs from a local vendor, and can be as high as 52 Baht for 25 eggs from Tesco (another reason to buy from local markets).

Shortcuts: Perfect Hard Boiled Chicken Eggs, Perfect Hard Boiled Duck Eggs.

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Adapted from an internet recipe.

  1. I prepare these often, several times a month, and this method is fail proof, works perfect every time. Highly recommended.

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