Add the quail eggs using a spoon. Do not overcrowd the pan.
Boil for 2.5 to 4 minutes depending on your preference.
- 2.5 minutes = soft boiled egg — white is set and the yolk is thick and runny.
- 3.0 minutes = medium boiled egg — yolk is mostly set with a soft center.
- 4.0 minutes = hard boiled egg — yolk is completely set and firm.
Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl filled with ice water.Allow to cool five minutes.
Remove from ice bath peel eggs carefully.