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If you are looking for great ways to use quail eggs, you have come to the right spot.  There are so many great ways to use the cute little eggs in all sorts of appetizers and meals! Here are some tips, tricks and recipes for quail eggs.


If you found yourself with some quail eggs and you want to make sure you use them to their fullest, you are in the right place. There are lots of wonderful ways to use your bounty.  Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

My parents hatched some quail eggs last spring, and have been growing their flock.  So there are lots of quail eggs to go around.

The eggs are cute as can be, and Little Dude loves using the quail egg scissors to crack his eggs.  He also like to brag that he can eat a dozen eggs in one sitting!

carton of spotted quail eggs with a pair of quail egg scissors

But it got me wondering about more uses for the little eggs.  They are great for you and there are so many fun and delicious things you can do with them!

Benefits of Quail Eggs:

Quail eggs are loaded with nutrition.  According to LiveStrong they have more Vitamin B2 than chicken eggs.

Quail eggs give you twice as much iron as well.  In addition to B2 and iron, they have a variety of vitamins, minerals and are a relatively low calorie source of protein as well.

Besides being nutritional powerhouses, quail eggs are more sustainable to produce than other types of eggs as well.  Not to mention they are much cuter with their small size and spotted shells.

Speaking of smaller size, that makes them a great garnish for salads, pastas or on top of appetizers.  You can have the effect of an egg on top without having to commit to a full chicken egg.

Using Quail Eggs:

Cracking raw quail eggs can be difficult.  Using a sharp serrated knife or special quail egg scissors is the easiest way to crack an egg.

Once they are cracked, you can cook them almost any way you would a chicken egg.  You can scramble them, fry them, poach them and more.

You can also use them in place of chicken eggs in baking and other recipes.  Just use about 5 quail eggs to replace a large egg in the recipe.

Boiling quail eggs is another great way to use them.  You can do that much like you would a chicken egg, but they will only require 2-4 minutes of boiling depending on how you like your eggs.

Place them in cold water in a sauce pan and bring it up to a boil.  Once they are cooked to your liking, move them to an ice bath to cool.

They should crack and peel easily and be ready for any number of fun recipes. One bite deviled eggs or pickled quail eggs are among the top choices!

Quail Egg Recipes:

Micro Quail Egg & Smoked Ham Danish Open Sandwich

These cute mini open faced sandwiches look like a perfect appetizer.  They feature a quail egg and smoked ham in a Danish style open faced sandwich. Get the recipe from FabFood4All.

platter of tiny deviled eggs with dill and caviar.

These deviled quail eggs from Julia’s Simply Southern are the perfect one bite appetizer! There’s no awkward trying to figure out eat it gracefully, it’s just pop it in and enjoy!

quail eggs with mushrooms and truffles

If you are feeling a bit luxurious, these wild mushrooms with soft boiled truffled quail eggs from London unattached may be your style.  They certainly look amazing to me!

pickled quail eggs in jar

I have never tried a pickled egg, but I have been curious to give one a go.  It seems like one of these pickled quail eggs from Culinary Adventures with Cam would be a perfect way to start!

crositini with ham, cheese and quail eggs on top.

These ham and cheese crostini have been favorites for a while.  I tried topping them with a quail egg and now we like them even more! They are perfect for brunch, fun for an appetizer spread too. They are a great savory two bite treat.

baguette slices topped with avocado and fried quail eggs

If you are a fan of avocado toast, you are going to love these mini avocado and quail egg crostini! They are quick and delicious. Plus they would be perfect at breakfast/brunch, as an appetizer or do what we did and have them as a light lunch.

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If you are looking for great ways to use quail eggs, you have come to the right spot.  There are so many great ways to use the cute little eggs in all sorts of appetizers and meals! Here are some tips, tricks and recipes for quail eggs.

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Monday 19th of August 2019

Now I want to try quail eggs! So interesting about the shells. Sounds like Little Dude has the right idea with the special scissors!


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

They are so cute and the quail seem to be relatively easy to raise.


Friday 16th of August 2019

We love quail eggs and I can't wait to try some of these recipes!


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

I am excited to get a bit more creative.


Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Hi Carlee, my Auntie used too keep a multitude of creatures on their mini-farm and quail and duck eggs were regulars in her kitchen. I never did try a quail egg though... It's interesting to see they nutritional content is higher than a chickens though.



Tuesday 20th of August 2019

My parents had ducks for a while too, but they ended up moving the flock to my father-in-law's house. Now they have turkeys, chickens and quail for feathered friends.

Amy (Savory Moments)

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

I love quail eggs - they are adorable! I pick them up from the farmers' market occasionally. I usually hard boil them and just eat them as a snack/breakfast, but I've also cooked them super quick over easy and used them to top mushrrom and leek pasta.


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Aren't they the cutest? I need to try them over pasta, that sounds delicious!