1) Place the quail eggs in a medium saucepan. Add cold tap water. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil.
2) Then take the pan off the heat, cover with a lid and let them boil in the hot water for 6 minutes for hard-boiled quail eggs. If you want soft-boiled quail eggs: bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and keep the quail eggs in the hot water for another minute. Then remove the eggs immediately and carefully refresh them under cold running tap water.