Any dangers of eating quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by badwhiskey, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if I should be cautious of anything? Do I just handle it like chicken when cooking?
     
  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the only thing I would caution against is not grilling enough. I normally eat 2 quail myself, but there are occasions that I will want another for a late night snack. Quail will have a gamier taste, but otherwise, it's just like chicken.
    Let us know what you think.
    James
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Quail, like other fowl can be eaten a little pink, unlike chicken. Its a real delicacy in many parts of Africa and tastes great on the BBQ.

    CT
     
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  4. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know of any special handling precautions but I do know they are de-licious!
     
  5. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys
     
  6. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest danger is not having enough. If you've got a smoker, they're great done on that and leave them a little pink in the middle.
     
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