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Fried Quail Egg Mini Breakfast Sandwiches

Are these Mini Breakfast Sandwiches with Fried Quail Eggs the cutest, or are they the cutest? 🙂 Made with toasted mini waffles, a tiny-but-so-cute fried quail egg, plus breakfast sausage and hash browns, these quail egg breakfast sandwiches are the best breakfast or brunch idea!

Serve them on a holiday morning (hellooo Easter brunch!), or for a fun weekend breakfast treat for the family.

Plate of mini breakfast sandwiches with mini waffles with fried quail eggs
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Fried quail egg

Quail eggs have always been a "once in a while" treat because they're usually expensive. But with the cost of chicken eggs lately (or the lack of availability of chicken eggs in stores), I find myself buying quail eggs more often. They're tasty and so adorable!

One of my FAVORITE things to make with quail eggs is a simple fried quail egg. It's just so tiny, cute, and delicious.

If you're not a fan of too much runny egg yolk in your sunny side up eggs (but like a little bit of a dippy egg), then the tiny size of a fried quail egg yolk might be exactly what you need.

Fried quail eggs on mini breakfast sandwiches

Quail eggs fry quickly because of their size, and you get just the right amount of runny egg yolk. Perfect for these mini breakfast sandwiches!

(And don't worry, I give you instructions for how to make these breakfast sandwiches with regular chicken eggs if you can't find quail eggs.)

More quail egg recipes: Mini Peppers with Quail Eggs

Mini breakfast sandwiches

I wanted to keep these breakfast sandwiches extra breakfast-y, so I used mini waffles instead of slider buns or biscuits! I love the Eggo Minis waffles because they have a nice maple flavor and add a touch of sweetness to this breakfast sandwich.

I'm all for cooking things from scratch most of the time, but the mini waffles save time AND adds flavor AND makes for delicious crispy breakfast sandwiches.

The other components of this mini breakfast sandwich are:

  • Breakfast sausage patty
  • Small breakfast hash brown
  • Cheese

Together they make a perfect sweet & savory, crispy and cheesy breakfast slider. Deeeelicious!

Breakfast spread with mini breakfast sandwiches

More mini sandwich ideas: Sausage and Caramelized Onion Sliders

Easter breakfast or brunch idea

I absolutely love the idea of these mini breakfast sandwiches for Easter brunch. They're adorable, delicious, festive, and go so well with the whole egg theme for Easter! 

These little sandwiches are a great way to feed a crowd because you can cook a bunch at a time by fitting many pieces of breakfast sausages and hash browns in 2 large pans or on one griddle. You can keep the cooked breakfast sausages and hash browns warm on a baking sheet in the oven. During this time, you can fry up some quail eggs and toast the mini waffles and get the rest of the sandwiches ready.

You can serve these up on a breakfast platter and have everyone assemble their on breakfast sandwich, or put them together and put a cute decorative toothpick through each one to help them stay together.

Drizzle with a little maple syrup if you like, and serve! 

And if you're looking for more cute Easter recipes, try these Easter Egg Nests!

More savory breakfast sandwiches: Stovetop Frittata Sandwich

Ingredients to make mini breakfast sandwiches

Ingredients

This is enough to make 8 breakfast sandwiches, but obviously you can scale the recipe up or down as needed:

  • 16 Eggo Minis (mini waffles—they come attached in sets of 4 so you'll need 4 pieces, do NOT break them up yet)
  • 8 breakfast sausage patties
  • 8 mini potato hash browns (such as McCain Baby Cakes)
  • 8 quail eggs
  • 2 slices of American cheese or cheddar cheese, cut into quarters
  • Oil spray or olive oil for cooking
Slices of cheese cut into 4 squares

More brunch ideas: Pumpkin Waffles with Marshmallows

Equipment

More mini breakfast recipes: Mini Quiches with Phyllo Dough

Instructions

Step 1: Cook the sausage and hash browns according to package directions. You can do this in 2 pans, or make them in the oven. Frozen breakfast sausages typically need 7-8 minutes of cook time, flipping halfway, with a splash of water added to the pan. Frozen hash browns typically need about 15 minutes in a pan.

Step 2: Preheat oven to "keep warm" or to 300F. Once both the sausage and hash browns are fully cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep them warm. If you don't want to bother with an oven, transfer the cooked sausages and hash browns to a plate and cover to keep warm. Wipe one or both of the skillets clean for the next step to fry quail eggs.

More amazing breakfast recipes to try: Blackstone Hash Browns with Bacon, Eggs, and Cheese

Step 3: Spray or brush a skillet with oil, then fry the quail eggs over medium-low heat sunny side up until the whites are cooked. You can cover with a lid to help them cook faster.

Close up of a fried quail egg

More unique egg recipes: How to Hard Boil Duck Eggs

Step 4: Toast the waffles according to instructions. Once they are cool enough to the touch, break them up into 4 mini waffles.

Step 5: Assemble the sandwiches: Top each mini waffle with a cooked sausage patty, quarter slice of cheese, hash brown, then a quail egg. Place another mini waffle on top. 

Collage of 6 pictures showing how to assemble mini breakfast sandwiches

More egg breakfast recipes: Egg Tortilla Rollups

No quail eggs?

If you can't find quail eggs, you can certainly use chicken eggs for this recipe! Just scramble eggs and season them with salt and pepper, then cook them like an omelet (without folding in half). Remove from the pan, and use a round cookie cutter (or narrow cup) to cut into circles and place on these mini breakfast sandwiches.

More holiday brunch ideas: Peach French Toast Casserole

What to serve mini breakfast sandwiches

If you want to add a touch of sweetness, serve these with maple syrup for dipping. Splurge for the real stuff, it's so worth it!!

Since these sandwiches are a little calorie-heavy, I like to serve these with fresh cut up fruit, maybe a bowl of yogurt to add some protein.

If you want to serve these quail egg sandwiches part of a breakfast spread, you can add some scrambled egg on the side, as well as toast, butter, jam, etc.

More holiday brunch recipe ideas: Pumpkin Frittata

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Plate of mini breakfast sandwiches with mini waffles with fried quail eggs
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Fried Quail Egg Mini Breakfast Sandwiches

These cute mini breakfast sandwiches with fried quail eggs make a fun special breakfast or brunch! Read the notes below the recipe for ideas for what to serve with these. This recipe makes 8 sandwiches can be scaled up or down as needed.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 16 Eggo Minis - (four 4-piece mini waffles, do NOT break them up yet)
  • 8 breakfast sausage patties
  • 8 mini potato hash browns - (such as McCain Baby Cakes)
  • 8 quail eggs
  • 2 slices American cheese - or cheddar cheese, cut into quarters
  • cooking spray or olive oil - for cooking

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Grab your ingredients.
    Ingredients to make mini breakfast sandwiches
  • Cook the sausage and hash browns according to package directions. You can do this in 2 pans, or make them in the oven. Frozen breakfast sausages typically need 7-8 minutes of cook time in a pan, flipping halfway, with a splash of water added to the pan. Frozen hash browns typically need about 15 minutes in a pan.
  • Keep them warm: Preheat oven to "keep warm" or to 300F. Once both the sausage and hash browns are fully cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep them warm.
    If you don't want to bother with an oven, transfer the cooked sausages and hash browns to a plate and cover to keep warm. Wipe one or both of the skillets clean for the next step to fry quail eggs.
  • Fry the quail eggs: Spray or brush a skillet with oil, then fry the quail eggs over medium-low heat sunny side up until the whites are cooked. You can cover with a lid to help them cook faster.
  • Toast the waffles according to instructions. Once they are cool enough to the touch, break each one up into 4 mini waffles.
  • Assemble the sandwiches: Top each mini waffle with a cooked sausage patty, quarter slice of cheese, hash brown, then a quail egg. Place another mini waffle on top.
    Collage of 6 pictures showing how to assemble mini breakfast sandwiches

Notes

No quail eggs? If you can't find quail eggs, use chicken eggs: Scramble eggs and season them with salt and pepper, then cook them like an omelet (without folding in half). Remove from the pan, and use a round cookie cutter (or narrow cup) to cut into circles and place on these mini breakfast sandwiches.
Serve with cut up fruit, berries, yogurt. Or make a breakfast spread and add scrambled eggs, toast, butter, jam, cheese slices, etc.
Calories are estimated for 1 mini breakfast sandwich, but will vary depending on the exact brands you use. I typically eat 2 sandwiches if I am not making any fruit or anything else on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal (9%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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