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K E V 8 4
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Member since Jul 2010
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Advice cooking quail
A neighbor has gifted me with two packages of quail - probably about 8 in each package. I cooked the first batch a couple of months ago the way my Dad used to cook doves - top of oven, slow roasted, to make a nice little gravy. (This is fantastic with white beans by the way.)

For the first batch I seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little (very light) Chachere or similar. They came out very nicely, but the breasts were a little dry. Any suggestions for my second batch, to minimize dryness of breasts? (And, I'm not looking for bacon to be part of the answer. Frankly, I think you could wrap a dried turd in bacon and it wouldn't taste all that bad. )

Thanks.


tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
3645 posts

re: Advice cooking quail
Cut them into halves then fry like chicken.


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hiltacular
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Member since Jan 2011
11092 posts

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Cut them into breasts and cook the breasts as you would chicken.


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Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
10448 posts

re: Advice cooking quail
cut in half, season generously and coat with canola oil and grill


BomagATM
New Orleans Saints Fan
Orange Beach, AL
Member since Aug 2011
379 posts

re: Advice cooking quail
I agree with the cut in half, season, and grill advice. Just be careful that you don't overcook.

The best quail dish I have ever had was the Chef Chris' Quail Gumbo at La Provence. The quail are roasted, stuffed with rice, and placed into the gumbo. I would love to know how they prepare that dish.


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Capt ST
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The Villas at Kenny's House
Member since Aug 2011
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re: Advice cooking quail
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cut in half, season generously and coat with canola oil and grill


This and right at the end make a glaze with honey, butter and ancho pepper.


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Kantz
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Over Yander
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Advice cooking quail
If you want to do the gravy thing again, quarter them and start with the leg/thigh. After a couple minutes add in the breast. This should help prevent overcooking, as it is much easier to overcook breast than legs/thighs.



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MillerMan
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West U, Houston, TX
Member since Aug 2010
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fry like chicken


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