Pickling Quail Eggs Recipes

Pickling Quail Eggs Recipes

Don’t think of pickled-quail eggs as just a simple cute novelty; they’re utterly delicious! I remember the road trip was long. Got into a convenience store in the middle of the road. The first thing that caught my eyes was a jar of pickled-quail eggs.

Bought those in a hurry and got into my car. Drove a couple of miles, and then I remembered I forgot to buy some snacks. Forget that story; let me tell you about quail eggs. These tiny hard-boiled quail eggs square measure a fun one-bite party snack.

How about sprinkling with some finishing salt to make this appetizer fancier? Sounds good? Good. I got some traditional and unique pickling quail eggs recipes that I think you surely will enjoy.

Pickled Quail Eggs

The pickled quail eggs are really easy to prepare and delicious as well. Start with hard boiling them, and once they’re hard-boiled and peeled off, making pickled eggs is hardly any different than any kind of pickled egg.

Whereas the method isn’t any completely different, the result is certain. As you know, there’s a lot more surface area to volume, the flavor infuses much better, and therefore the final taste is heavenly.

When pickling hard boiled quail eggs, the seasonings square measure totally to yourself. For starter, begin with a homemade brine created with one cup of vinegar and one teaspoon of salt. Boil it till the salt dissolves. I would suggest using white vinegar as it’s the most neutral; however, any kind will work as well.

Take apple cider vinegar as an example. It offers the canned quail eggs a small amount of a country flavor. Also, the balsamic sweetens, warms, and adds a great deal of color. Without any further delay, let’s jump into how to make pickled quail eggs.


  • 25 quail eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of dill seed
  • 1/4 tsp of white pepper
  • 3 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp of onion juice
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of red pepper 

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Start with making 25 quail eggs boiled. Those miniature eggs don’t take much time to cook.

The most straightforward way is to transfer a pot of water to the stove and bring it to a boil. Use a slotted spoon to place the eggs into the water. Now, if you are not careful, there is a good chance that the eggs can crack.

And when it cracks, you don’t want that white squirts to make a giant mess, trust me. Reduce the temperature down to simmer and cook for about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer the eggs to a cold water bath to cool down. 

Step 2:

Now, come to the peeling. Don’t panic over how to crack quail eggs. Peeling and cracking quail eggs is really easy. Quail eggs measure different. If you attempt to crack a raw quail egg, you’ll see that whereas the shell breaks only, the membrane beneath doesn’t.

It’s truly quite troublesome to crack a quail egg because as you whack it, the shell falls away, and you’re left with a small rubbery bag holding the egg within. What you got to do is merely poke them against the counter to break the shell.

Then carefully, pinch a small amount of the membrane and pull it back from the egg. At this point, the membrane can be easily pulled off in a spiral way around the egg, with no harm done. Place them in a 1 quarter canning jar.

Step 3:

Now come to how to pickle quail eggs. Add 1 tsp of dill seed,1/4 tsp of white pepper,3 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of mustard seed, 1/2 tsp of onion juice, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/4 tsp of red pepper in a pan and simmer for around 15 minutes.

Pour the liquid mixture into the jar and cover the eggs completely. Wait for the mixture to cool down. Then cover and refrigerate for straight 7 days before you can consume. Let the flavor infuse in this period.

Now, remember, pickled eggs can’t be safely canned at home. These must be stored in the refrigerator most of the time. By the way, hope you will enjoy these spicy pickled quail eggs as much as I did.

Rainbow Pickled Eggs

This is another simple pickled quail eggs recipe. These eggs can be turned into a beautiful, naturally dyed appetizer or added to various meals like healthy salads. I am going to use a mixture of natural vegetable and plant-based juices and some additional pickling spices.

Don’t worry at all because these bright rainbow eggs are completely natural. Because the sources of the dyes are a natural food source. Without any delay, let’s jump into this rainbow canned quail egg recipes


  • 20 quail eggs
  • Pickling Vinegar 
  • Water
  • Turmeric for the yellow color
  • Black pepper to the turmeric
  • Carrot for the orange color
  • Safflower to the carrot
  • Beetroot for the red color
  • Coriander seeds to the beetroot
  • Red cabbage for the violet color
  • Mustard seeds to the red cabbage

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Start with boiling 20 quail eggs. It will take around 3 minutes.

Step 2:

Drain and place the eggs in an ice-water bath to cool down.

Step 3:

Peel them carefully as I have instructed in the previous recipe. Set them aside.

Step 4:

Juice the vegetables in a juicer with their corresponding spices.

Step 5:

Get 4 jars and add the eggs in batches. Then, add the required vegetable juice, pickling vinegar, and water by maintaining a 2:1:1 ratio. Make sure to cover the eggs up fully. Stir carefully.

Step 6:

Now refrigerate for straight 24 hours, and it’s ready to be enjoyed. Bon Appetit!


That’s all for quail eggs. Hope you liked the recipes and especially the last one. However, do try both to get the most out of the pickled quail eggs.

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