(Quail) Egg Salad Sandwiches on a Stick


My kids love quail eggs. Even though they taste exactly like hen eggs, they want quail eggs because they are so little and fun. They challenged me to make an egg salad on a stick and this is what I came up with. Use whatever ingredients your family likes. They are healthier than hen eggs. Typically 5 quail eggs equals one serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature with mustard, mayonnaise, and capers.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 skewers


  • 16 quail eggs

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 16 bread cubes, toasted

  • 2 marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

  • 16 cocktail onions

  • 8 miniature pickles

  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained

  • 8 skewers

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water; stir in vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover the saucepan, and cook until eggs are set, about 4 minutes. Let sit, covered, for 2 minutes. Rinse eggs in cold water and cool to room temperature; peel.

  2. Thread 1 bread cube, 1 artichoke quarter, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 pickle, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 sun-dried tomato, and 1 bread cube, respectively, onto each bamboo skewer. Sprinkle finished "sandwiches" with paprika.

Cook's Note:

To peel quail eggs quickly, instead of your fingers, use a demi-spoon (like the ones used for espresso coffee). Break open the top, peel away enough shell to insert the edge of the spoon between the egg and the membrane right under the shell, and move it around to loosen the shell away from the egg. Quail egg shells are stronger than hen eggs so they don't break away easily unless you can get under the lining.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
5g Fat
31g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 863mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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