just processed my first quail I have a few questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AHappychick, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    5,772
    15
    269
    Dec 16, 2008
    westchester
    Ok so I just processed my first A&M because it was injured and I figured now was as good a time as any.

    I was able to keep the skin intact for the most part should I leave it on since it isnt badly messed up? Or is quail supposed to be skinned?

    Also I kept the wings on forgetting to cut them off. the whole thing is plucked and the wings are intact should I leave them on or cut them off?

    I would take a pic but the battery in my camera died and needs to be charged.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I saw a thread in here somewhere yesterday on a lady processing a quail with her little girl helping her.

    You can leave the skin on or skin it if you want to. You don't even have to clip the wings off it you don't want to either.

    Sounds like you did a great job!
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    5,772
    15
    269
    Dec 16, 2008
    westchester
    yes I have seen both that thread and monarcs (actually it was those threads that taught me how to do it) I'm just not sure if there is a reason to clip the wings or if it is a convenience thing or a cooking thing, same with the skin.
     
  4. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

    163
    0
    129
    Nov 6, 2007
    North West Tennessee
    Quote:Clipping the wings, skinning and splitting them along the back for clean-out is my personal preferance. This method suits my deep frying and grilling habits of preparing them for the table. So I would say it would be up to the cook and the recipe to decide if to clip the wings and to skin.

    My A&Ms carry quite a bit of fat especially around the top and the sides of the breast. I don't know how it would be to take a big bite out of fat.

    Don't get me wrong I love a very well marbled rib-eye and a big slice of hog's jowl, but poultry fat just doesn't seem all that appealing to me.

    Brad
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    11,744
    14
    321
    Apr 6, 2007
    Iceland
    The wings make excellent toothpicks and are considered an
    afrodisiac by a small native tribe living in Scarsdale.

    Now go plug in your camera. [​IMG]
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    5,772
    15
    269
    Dec 16, 2008
    westchester
    [​IMG] ha I knew you would not be able to sleep with out your byc fix ROFL [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    11,744
    14
    321
    Apr 6, 2007
    Iceland
    Quote:It's a good thing it's legal. [​IMG]

    Actually I was penning my memoirs and came over here looking for
    inspiration.

    Done with that book yet?
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    5,772
    15
    269
    Dec 16, 2008
    westchester
    I am thinking a series gonna name it "Life is good, unless it's not" [​IMG]

    oh and I have run into that particular tribe from scarsdale, they also wear loin cloths made up of broiled ckicken skin, I believe jerk chicken rubbed to be exact [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    11,744
    14
    321
    Apr 6, 2007
    Iceland
    Quote:That's a good title. Just add Happy in there somewhere.

    Loin cloths... There are those well honed observational skills of yours
    again. Did ya notice the stitch pattern? [​IMG]

    Jerk chicken? I'm offended. Ohh, you were talking about the Jamaican
    jerk chicken I bet. Know any good recipes?

    I'm off to bed now to dream of sweet things.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by