Place the quail eggs in a pot, and cover with water. Set the heat to high, and once the water begins to simmer, roll the eggs around in the pot with cooking chopsticks.
Rolling them around will move the yolk into the center of the egg. Bring the water to a boil, boil for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat. Leave the eggs in the water for 3 minutes, then rinse in cold water.
Once the eggs have cooled, place them in a soup bowl, and use another soup bowl to make a lid.
Gently shake the eggs in the soup bowls. Take care not to be too rough. Slightly crack the surface of the eggs about 20 times.
Once cracks have formed, place the eggs in water. Water will seep into the space between the eggs and their thin skin, making them easy to peel.
The shell will come off like this. The thin skin of the quail eggs is quite firm, so they are easy to peel.
Now the eggs are cleanly peeled. Remove any thin skin stuck to the eggs in the water.
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Story Behind this Recipe
Feel free to use these in a variety of recipes!
Rolling the eggs around with cooking chopsticks when they're boiling will position the yolk in the center of the eggs. By shaking the eggs in the bowls, they will crack all over evenly, and will become easy to peel!