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Quails Eggs with Homemade Dipping Salts

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Canapés
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Hard boiled quails eggs are served with homemade chipotle and parsley dipping salts for an easy and delicious festive canapé. 


  • 12 quails eggs
  • 2 tbsp flaky sea salt
  • 1 tsp roughly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried chipotle flakes 


  1. Cook the quails eggs in a pan of boiling water before plunging them into ice water. I find 2 1/2 minutes are great for soft middles, and 3 minutes for hard boiled.
  2. Meanwhile, make the flavoured salts. First, blitz together 1 tbsp of the salt with the parsley in a mini chopper or food processor – I find I need to shake it while I blitz for an even salt. Wipe the processor clean with a piece of kitchen towel before blitzing the remaining tablespoon of salt with the dried chipotle flakes.
  3. Make sure the quails eggs are completely cold (see above) before peeling and serving with the dipping salts.