Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs Yakitori

It’s time to move on over chicken because here comes the bacon, the newest addition to our Yakitori Series!  And we’re going to kick things off with one of my favorite yakitori, the Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs skewer!

This is a classic skewer that is offered at most yakitori restaurants and pretty low carb as is.

It’s as simple as using some thin bacon slices, wrapping it around a quail egg, skewering them and placing it over a BBQ to get that lovely BBQ flavor!

Bacon wrapped quail eggs yakitori grilled on the BBQ served on a wooden plank, top down shot.

You can enjoy it as is or brush some of our yakitori sauce to give it a sweet and salty taste, the choice is up to you!

If you’d prefer using the sauce, definitely consider making some yakitori and tsukane too!

This dish is traditionally enjoyed with the flavors only coming from the smoky bacon infused into the quail eggs.

Adding some yakitori sauce on it will add an umami sweetness to balance out the saltiness from the bacon!  They taste great either way and we usually make half and half at our BBQs!

Bacon wrapped quail eggs yakitori grilled on the BBQ served on a wooden plank.

When making this dish, I strongly suggest you take a look at our other yakitori recipes because the recipes are similar and often can be combined to make a variety of skewers to enjoy.

By using LCA’s yakitori sauce, each skewer will have ~1g net carb, which is great since you will probably be having 10 of these at the end of it!  If you elect to not use the sauce, the net carbs per skewer will be nearly 0g.

We strongly recommend barbecuing this on a grill to bring the best flavors out of this dish, but we also included instructions for cooking it in the oven.

Bacon wrapped quail eggs yakitori grilled on the BBQ being picked up by the skewer.

Now, let’s get making this Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs Yakitori recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cooking Time 10M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Skewer ~1g
  • Serving 4-5 Skewers

Ingredients

Skewer

  • 5-6 Thin Sliced Bacon
  • 15oz Can of Quails Eggs (about 15 Quail Eggs)
  • 3 Stalk Green Onions
  • 4-5 Wooden Skewers

Optional Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 10 minutes.

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3) If you are making the optional sauce, finely dice garlic and set aside.  If you are going to skip the sauce, proceed to step 5)

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4) In a stove top pot, add all the ingredients for the sauce – Soy Sauce, Japanese Sake, Water, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Bonito Flakes, and Diced Garlic – and bring to boil.  Once boiling, turn heat to simmer and let the sauce reduce for 7-10 minutes or until slightly reduced.  Once reduced, strain sauce with a strainer and make sure to squeeze/press any excess sauce from the bonito flakes.  Set aside.   Note – if you are making more sauce, it will take longer to reduce.

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5) Cut green onions into 1 inch pieces and set aside.

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6) Cut slices of bacon to 2.5 – 3 inch lengths, long enough to make 1 wrap around a quail egg and set aside.

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7) Drain water from the can of quails eggs.  Take 1 slice of bacon and wrap each quail egg.  Skewer bacon-wrapped quail eggs followed by a piece of green onion as picture shown.  Skewer loosely and don’t pack in.  Repeat for all skewers.

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8) Preheat grill to 350F.  Once the grill is preheated, reduce heat to medium-low and place skewers on the grill.  Rotate skewers every 2 minutes closing the cover each rotation until done – should take around 7-9 minutes.  Transfer to a serving plate and if using optional sauce, lightly brush onto the skewer and enjoy!

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9) Optional Oven Instructions – if you don’t own a BBQ grill or located in an area where grilling is not possible, here are alternative oven instructions.  Preheat oven to 500F.  Place skewers on a baking rack in center of oven.  Rotate skewers every 2-3 min until done – should take around 6-8 minutes.  Transfer to a serving plate and if using sauce optional sauce, lightly brush onto the skewer and enjoy!

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Hope you enjoy your Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs Yakitori!

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Bacon wrapped quail eggs yakitori grilled on the BBQ served on a wooden plank.

Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs Yakitori

These bacon wrapped quail eggs yakitori is easy as wrapping some bacon around some skewered quail eggs and cooking them over the grill!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: grilled bacon skewers, Japanese yakitori bacon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Skewers
Print Recipe
Calories: 190kcal

Ingredients

Skewer

  • 5-6 Slice Bacon Thin Sliced
  • 15 oz Quails Eggs about 15 Quail Eggs
  • 3 Stalk Green Onions
  • 4-5 Pieces Wooden Skewers

Optional Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 Cup Bonito Flakes can sub with 1/8 tsp of hondashi
  • 1 Clove Garlic

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 10 minutes.
  • If you are making the optional sauce, finely dice garlic and set aside. If you are going to skip the sauce, proceed to step 5)
  • In a stove top pot, add all the ingredients for the sauce – Soy Sauce, Japanese Sake, Water, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Bonito Flakes, and Diced Garlic – and bring to boil. Once boiling, turn heat to simmer and let the sauce reduce for 7-10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Once reduced, strain sauce with a strainer and make sure to squeeze/press any excess sauce from the bonito flakes. Set aside. Note – if you are making more sauce, it will take longer to reduce.
  • Cut green onions into 1 inch pieces and set aside.
  • Cut slices of bacon to 2.5 - 3 inch lengths, long enough to make 1 wrap around a quail egg and set aside.
  • Drain water from the can of quails eggs. Take 1 slice of bacon and wrap each quail egg. Skewer bacon-wrapped quail eggs followed by a piece of green onion as picture shown. Skewer loosely and don't pack in. Repeat for all skewers.
  • Preheat grill to 350Once the grill is preheated, reduce heat to medium-low and place skewers on the grill. Rotate skewers every 2 minutes closing the cover each rotation until done – should take around 7-9 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and if using optional sauce, lightly brush onto the skewer and enjoy!
  • Optional Oven Instructions – if you don’t own a BBQ grill or located in an area where grilling is not possible, here are alternative oven instructions. Preheat oven to 500F. Place skewers on a baking rack in center of oven. Rotate skewers every 2-3 min until done – should take around 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and if using sauce optional sauce, lightly brush onto the skewer and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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