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Best way to have quail
« on: October 30, 2010, 08:36:16 PM »
We are getting quail and I need a good way to serve these tasty little critters. If you have a recipe please share.

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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 06:05:44 AM »
I like making them the french way. Rub them with salt and pepper, maybe some Old Bay. Then marinade them in buttermilk overnight. Then get some deep frying oil good and ready. Put some flour in a brown paper bag and then shake the birds in it till they are well covered then fry the,.

This is how I do my fried chicken too.

Otherwise I splay them up the breast and grill them with a little sea salt. 
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 05:27:18 PM »
There's several ways. Spatchcock and cook quickly on the grill, Or you can wrap the carcass in bacon and do them on the grill, or- batter and deep fry the little suckers.

Some corn bread stuffing with dried apricots and cherries to stuff them if you go the bacon wrapped route. Salt and pepper and the wood smoke is about all you need with quail.
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 11:14:29 PM »
I'm thinking Turduckenail . . .  ;D
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 06:48:00 AM »
I'm thinking Turduckenail . . .  ;D

I like it!  ;D
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 08:29:59 AM »
I do something fairly similar to capozzoli.  But after they're fried, I'll put them into a mushroom cream sauce and simmer that for a bit, then serve it all over some nice noodle of choice.

I make my pheasant like that a lot.  Very easy and frying the meat retains a lot of the moisture.  You don't want it to be dry whatever you do.

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Re: Best way to have quail
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 10:15:09 AM »
I'm thinking Turduckenail . . .  ;D

I like it!  ;D

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I want to try this.

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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 05:54:22 AM »
Hey Tom, I guess that nothing is really new under the sun! ;)
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 09:31:22 AM »
True.   :)
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2010, 02:58:34 PM »
No quail up north here, but we do get grouse.  I think Grandma's grouse recipe might be good with quail as well.

Take breasts and thigh/drumstick parts, and coat them in seasoned flour.  Brown in a skillet with butter and a little olive oil. Remove and place the parts in a casserole dish.   Cook some chopped onions and sliced mushrooms in the skillet, adding a little more butter and oil if needed.  Deglaze the pan with some white wine, then add a carton of sour cream.  Heat the sour cream till it bubbles, then pour over the bird pieces.  Bake in a 350°F oven for an hour in a covered dish, take the cover off for the last 15 minutes to allow it to thicken.  Serve with mashed taters.

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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2010, 10:43:51 PM »
That sounds like it would be good with just about anything- pork chops comes to mind.
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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2010, 09:24:43 PM »
Sounds great Chumley, Thank You!

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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010, 11:13:01 PM »
They are coming! I guess the first wil be spatch cooked on the grill and maybe smoke a couple at the same time.

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Re: Best way to have quail
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2011, 09:10:41 PM »
Tomorrow is the day, I get to try my Christmas present the plucker.