HELP!!! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HARD COOK QUAIL EGGS!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sandyj, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have a good way to hard cook quail eggs. I looked at how to hard cook eggs by joebryant but he doesnt say how long to cook quail eggs. Of course, they are much smaller than regular chicken eggs.
    We are having a potluck at church tonight and thought I'd suprise people with deviled quail eggs. How should I make them??? Any good recipes??? [​IMG]

    sandyj
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Here you go - I boil and peel hundreds of quail eggs at a time and this is the best way I've found:

    Bring the water to a boil first, then gently ladle in the eggs. Once they come to a boil, cook for another 10-12 minutes. Drain the water and add cold tap water. Keep switching the water out every 10-15 minutes or so until the eggs are cool and they will slip right out of the shells.

    I read this on another thread and it works by far the best. Sounds odd, but try it and you'll be amazed. I also like it because the moving water keeps the yolks more centered. This works fantastic even for fresh eggs right out of the coop. (If using chicken eggs, boil about 16 minutes. I boiled yesterday for 14 and some of the yolks were still a little soft.)

    Good luck!

    Edited to add: I usually just mash up the yolks with a fork and add Miracle Whip, yellow mustard, sweet pickle (or dill) relish, and paprika. DBF likes it with onions too but I prefer without.
     
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  3. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou very much!!!! [​IMG]

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  4. luvmygirlsinAK

    luvmygirlsinAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also boil our quail eggs this way with just a couple of changes: I boil them for only 5 minutes because they are small. Boiling them by this method that we are talking about doesn't allow the grey ugly and yucky tasting edge to form around the yolk. I also add ice cubes to my cold water, and more often than not, I don't have to change the water again, as the ice keeps the water cool while cooling the eggs down.

    For making devilled eggs, I use Best Foods mayo, a touch of garlic powder (not garlic salt) very finely chopped white onion (more like minced) or sometimes I will finely chop up small green onions (small since so many green onions that are just a little too big are often bitter tasting.) and a little dried parsley. Mix altogether with the mashed yolks, and sprinkle with a little paprika.
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I use miracle whip, yellow mustard, sugar Mash with fork into yolks . Fill eggs. sprinkle with paprika.
     

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