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Smoked Quail Eggs Recipe

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Smoked quail eggs make for an elegant and flavorful appetizer or snack. Here's a simple recipe for preparing smoked quail eggs:


  • Fresh quail eggs (as many as desired)

  • Smoking wood chips (such as hickory, applewood, or cherry)

  • Salt and pepper (optional, for seasoning)


  1. Prepare the Quail Eggs:

    • Gently wash the quail eggs under running water to remove any dirt or debris.

    • Bring a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.

    • Carefully add the quail eggs to the boiling water using a slotted spoon.

    • Boil the quail eggs for about 2-3 minutes for soft-boiled or 4-5 minutes for hard-boiled, depending on your preference.

    • Once cooked, remove the quail eggs from the boiling water and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and cool them down quickly.

    • Once cooled, carefully peel the shells off the quail eggs. Be gentle, as quail eggs are delicate.

  2. Prepare the Smoker:

    • Preheat your smoker to a temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C). Use your preferred smoking wood chips to generate smoke. Popular choices include hickory, applewood, or cherry wood.

    • If using a charcoal smoker, light the charcoal and allow it to burn until it reaches the desired temperature. Add the soaked wood chips to the charcoal to produce smoke.

    • If using an electric or gas smoker, follow the manufacturer's instructions for preheating and generating smoke.

  3. Smoke the Quail Eggs:

    • Once the smoker is preheated and producing smoke, arrange the peeled quail eggs on the smoker rack, ensuring they are evenly spaced and not touching each other.

    • Close the smoker lid and allow the quail eggs to smoke for about 15-20 minutes. The smoking time may vary depending on the intensity of smoke flavor desired.

    • Periodically check the smoker to ensure that the temperature remains consistent and adjust the airflow or add more wood chips as needed to maintain the smoke.

  4. Serve the Smoked Quail Eggs:

    • Once the quail eggs have absorbed the desired amount of smoke flavor and are heated through, remove them from the smoker.

    • Optionally, season the smoked quail eggs with a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.

    • Serve the smoked quail eggs warm as a standalone appetizer or snack, or incorporate them into salads, charcuterie boards, or other dishes as desired.

Enjoy your delicious and flavorful smoked quail eggs! Adjust the smoking time and wood chip selection to suit your taste preferences and experiment with different seasonings or serving ideas for added variety.