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cooking quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by farrier!, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    We do not have a working oven. We do have a large roaster we can use as an oven. We are going to processes a few birds sometime today and I am open to suggestions on cooking them.
    I do not have any bacon at this point but could get some.
    Our fist batch tasted good but were a bit tough. I plan on letting these rest overnight in the refrigerator. Other then that I am not sure if I over or under cooked them last time.

  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Bacon Will Help With The Toughness--- They Are A Lean Meat Like Pork And Dry Out Easily. They Cook Up Well In Crock Pots...
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Slow fried is great as long as you dont cook them to death
    You can fry them and then smother them in gravy too:thumbsup
  4. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Spritz them with olive oil with a dash of old bay, and slap them on the BBQ.
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:OK, give up a Crock Pot recipe or three, please. I'm open for all good quail recipes, be it in the oven, in the skillet on the stove, on the grill, in the crock pot, .................but a good crock pot recipe is what I'm really looking for.
  6. kingbee

    kingbee In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2008
    Wetumpka, Alabama
    I merinade mine in Dales or Moores for a few hours then grill them over a high flame/heat turning every few minutes until done. By the way done does not mean you need to cook like chicken, quail should be pink near the bone when done. My quail where whole and the end of the leg bones where almost cook gone.

    You should eat these with your fingers.

    No stove= build a fire,shove a stick up it's butt and turn slowly over fire......(Boy Scout style).
    Cook on a grill..
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    My favorite way is in the oven in a casserole dish. I cut them into pieces and used a can (or two, depending on how many you have and are feeding) cream of celery/cream of chicken/cheddar cheese soup or a combo. Brown the quail in the casserole dish in the oven at 450 with a little oil and minced garlic and/or onion. Add the soup (don't add water) and seasonings to taste - whatever you have. Reduce heat and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes (keep checking because I can't remember) and serve over rice or pasta.

  8. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

    Oct 12, 2009
    Split, salt, pepper, flour, and pan fry!

    If it doesn't taste good like that, there is no amount of spice in the world that will make it taste good.
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Crock pot
    4-6 quail 1 can cream of mushroom 1 can cream of celery
    2 cans water
    tonys (of course)
    1 jar mushrooms
    2 celery stalks
    1 yellow onion

    all spices depend on personal taste I like mine spicy (from La. like everything spicy)

    combine all ing. set pot on high for 4 hours
    set pot on low until quail are tender
    eat like your starving:D

    I like to put it on rice myself
  10. beerman

    beerman Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Smithville, il
    I make mine like little turkeys, I baste them with bacon grease and what ever seasonings you like. YUMMY

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