Quail Egg Crescent Cups

Quail Egg Crescent Cups

I saw some quail eggs at my local market when I went shopping with Kimi and decided to pick some up.  They were so cute and since I have never cooked with them before I thought I make it easy on myself and make it a breakfast/brunch item.  This is an easy dish to make and it’s so darling! I had some leftover mini heirloom tomatoes I garnished this with.  A no muss no fuss dish.  Of course, you would need to have other breakfast items to accompany with this egg cup.

Quail Egg Crescent Cups

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  • 1 tube (8 ounces) of crescent rolls
  • 12-16 quail eggs
  • fresh chives, finely chopped
  • fleur de sel

Quail Egg Crescent Cups


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease baking cups in the mini muffin pan.

Roll out crescent rolls and cut each triangle in half.  Line the muffin pan cavities with the dough.  Using your fingers to pat down the dough and cover as much surface area as you can.  Using a paring knife or a small knife to crack the quail egg and drop one egg into each muffin cup.  Sprinkle chopped chives on top.

Bake for 10-13 minutes or until desired doneness.  Sprinkle with fleur de sel on top before serving.

Quail Egg Crescent Cups


59 thoughts on “Quail Egg Crescent Cups

  1. I am an egg addict, and absolutely adore quails eggs! They are so cute to add on all kinds of things. Your breakfast is very, very appealing, I would probably eat the whole thing just by myself.

  2. This is the cutest thing ever! I would have never thought of this 🙂
    Ps – thanks for following my blog. I hope you like color because that’s all I write about. (your pictures look scrumptious!)

  3. These look so, well, darling! I’ve never tried quail eggs before, even though I adore roasted quail. I’m guessing the crescent dough is similar to croissants, which would be such a nice flavour for breakfast! Yum!

  4. How cute are these!? I’m totally intrigued by quail eggs. I had them in China (super tasty!) and there’s a food truck around here at has a “Spam and Eggs” slider that features a fried quail egg. They’re everywhere! These look perfect for an at-home brunch!

  5. Although I’ve seen quail eggs occasionally, I’ve never thought of what to do with them. Your cups here are a great idea, Anne, and as you noted, perfect for brunch.

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