Quail for eating?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AimsChickies, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if someone had some good instructions on cleaning/butchering quail?
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I have Bobwhites and I've processed a few. I used a kitchen shears to take their heads off, then I went ahead and skinned them as opposed to plucking feathers - they're just so tiny and it was super-easy to skin them. I cut the wings off completely since there wasn't much meat on them. Gutting was pretty easy, even with them being small, I could still get my fingers in there and remove everything. They were good - tasted like chicken to me and the kids thought they were really cool since they were so tiny. Hope that helps!
     
  3. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So did you kill them with the kitchen shears, or remove the head after?
     
  4. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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