Poaching quail eggs the easy way

Do you have a lot of quail eggs to poach? If so, this is the way to do many at a time. This recipe is an example with 10 quail eggs, but it is easy to increase to handle 50.

Recipe for 10 eggs.

Poaching quail eggs the easy way

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quail eggs



white wine vinegar




Preparation method

  • In saucepan, bring 600ml of water to the boil.
  • Pour the vinegar into a small bowl.
  • With a small paring knife, cut open the quail eggs and pour their contents into the vinegar. Leave for 5 minutes. This ensures that the egg white stays together.
  • Pour the vinegar and the eggs into the boiling water in one go, and turn the heat to low.
  • Poach for 1 minute and 20 seconds, and then remove from the pan with a skimmer.
  • Use immediately, or chill in ice water for later use. 

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as a component in a composition with fried foie gras on toast and truffle butter.
  • As a component in a salad with e.g. tuna, green beans, sweet pepper. 
  • As a component in an amuse-bouche.

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