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Toasted Sesame Asian Pickled Quail Eggs

pickled quail eggs

Toasted sesame oil adds flavor to these pickled quail eggs.

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  • 16 eggs ServingsServings


  • 16 quail eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil


Prepare a bowl of ice water and set aside. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Carefully drop the quail's eggs in and boil for 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon and place into ice cold water. Once they are cold, peel and set aside. (Note: be very careful when handling the quail's eggs – they will be soft and fragile).

Carefully place eggs in a medium-large jar, and combine remaining ingredients. Let marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Serve at room temperature.