Hard Boiled

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  1. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do you boil quail eggs to make hard boiled eggs. Thanks
     
  2. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the recipe on here for chicken eggs that are easy to peel.
    You bring the water to a boil then add the eggs.
    Simmer chicken eggs 13-14 minutes. Quail eggs 6 minutes.
    Immerse in cold water, leave until cool.

    Perfect every time. [​IMG]
     
  3. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the official answer, but I boiled mine for 3 minutes and they turned out wonderful, not soft and not green.
     
  4. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks. I made my first quail egg breakfast this morning. I have around 20 more eggs to hard boil later today.
     
  5. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I have always had exploding eggs when I try adding them to boiling water.
     
  6. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cooked three batches of fresh quail eggs using the instructions on BYC and have not had one egg bust. My wife was very surprised that putting eggs in boiling water did not cause them to bust
     
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:[​IMG] I have always had exploding eggs when I try adding them to boiling water.

    I try to let mine sit out for a few minutes usually just til the water is boiling.. Never had one bust..
     
  8. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wait until they are at least a week old, they peel easier!
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs should be room temp if you are tossing them straight into boiling water. Otherwise the air won't have time to escape the shell as the contents expand. I've actually always been told the opposite and to bring eggs to boiling very slowly to prevent cracks and deformed yolks from the contents expanding too fast. I steam all my eggs now though so it's not an issue. You can't over steam unless you let the water boil out of the pan and it doesn't matter if you add them before or after the water is boiling underneath. They peel 10 times easier than boiling no matter what you do.
     
  10. darkfur

    darkfur Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put mine into cold water, bring to the boil and turn it off as soon as it reaches a full boil.
     

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