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.
- 1 tube (8 ounces) of crescent rolls
- 12-16 quail eggs
- fresh chives, finely chopped
- fleur de sel
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.
59 thoughts on “Quail Egg Crescent Cups”
Delicious, elegant, and simple. I think this is the trinity of good eats!
Yay! So happy you enjoyed it. 🙂
How cute & delicate… I’ve always wanted to cook with quail eggs, will have to put it on my to do list.
Thanks Angelica. They are super delicate and oh so cute!
Beautiful presentation! So cute. I’ve never used these either!
Thanks! They are, aren’t they? 😀
Yum – I have done a similar dish but using Canadian bacon for “cups”
Yes, those lunch meats and cured meats work great for these “cups”.
These are so pretty!!! Perfect party food. I think puff pastry would be great with this too.
Beautiful photos Anne!
Thank you! 🙂
Hello Anne, this looks and sounds wonderfull! I love quail eggs as well, and this is a very cute idea to present them.
Thank you for the lovely comment Claudia. 🙂
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Thank you so much! What a lovely comment. 🙂
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.
Thanks Darya. We almost did finish the whole thing (between me and my husband)! 😀
These are super cute. What a perfect brunch idea!
Thank you so much!
It’s so wonderfully for breakfast!
Yes, it was delicious and cute to look at too. 🙂
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!)
Thank you Donna!
Those are too cute! I recently picked up an extra large muffin pan and have been wondering what to make in it. Thanks for a wonderful idea!
Thanks Jan! I love muffin pans –you can do so much with them (other than muffins)! 🙂
A very stylish way to serve eggs! I’ve never had quail’s eggs, are they very different in taste to hen’s eggs?
Thanks Sarah. I don’t think there’s a huge difference in taste between quail and hen eggs. Quail eggs taste much more delicate and have a very slight sweetness, in my opinion.
Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by and liking my post! Nice photos!
Thank you and thanks for popping over.
Nice elegant Finger food Anne!!!my compliment!
Thank you so much Massi! Always a pleasure to hear from you. 🙂
You have just reminded me of a food I love so much, but haven’t enjoyed in quite some time……I’m going to search for quail eggs in my area and try this recipe! Thanks!
Thanks Susan, for stopping by!
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!
Thanks Johnny! Always a pleasure to hear from you. 🙂 Yes, the crescent dough is similar to croissants so it was a nice and quick breakfast/brunch item.
Anne, I want a couple of these. They are so adorable.
Thanks Judy! Quick to make and so little that we (me and my husband) almost finished the entire plate ourselves! 😀
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!
Thanks Karla! Wow… the spam and eggs slider with a fried quail egg sounds divine! Hrm.. I’ll have to attempt that one at home. 🙂
Whoa, yes spam and quail eggs sounds pretty awesome. I’ll gather up my test gear (fork) and stand by…
Hahaha! Yes it does. I’ll let you know when you can launch your gear (fork and knife).
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.
Thanks John! Always lovely to hear from you. 🙂
This is amazing! I would never think of doing something like this… And it looks so appetizing!! I’m hungry for a second breakfast 😛
Thanks Julie! This would make an excellent brunch buffet item.
Beautiful! I love this idea – I have often been tempted to make something with quail eggs as well – thank you for the inspiration! 🙂
Thanks Lindsay! Now I would LOVE to see what you come up with using quail eggs. I bet it’ll be something beautiful and elegant. 😉 Xox!
These would be lovely for my upcoming brunch!
Thanks Sheryl! I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have. 🙂
It looks so delicious! What a great idea! Will definitely try this once 😉
This looks amazing! Are crescent rolls a type of pastry? I’ve never heard of them before? 😀
Thanks! They are a type of dough, like croissants.
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These are so pretty, this is a very cute idea to present them!!!
You are so sweet Anto, thank you so much! 🙂
You think theses babies freeze well? I need some breakfast ideas when bex starts school…
I haven’t freeze these before. But do let me know how they turn out if you do.