How Long to Boil Quail Eggs
It takes less than 5 minutes to boil quail eggs, with the exact time depending on how you want them cooked. You should leave them in for 2 minutes for soft-boiled eggs, 3 minutes for medium eggs, and 4 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. Make sure to take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature before boiling them: Quail eggs have more delicate shells than chicken eggs, so they're more prone to cracking if you add cold eggs to hot water. Once they're done boiling, submerge the eggs in ice water to keep them from overcooking. When they've cooled enough to touch, you can peel them.