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Pan-Roasted Quail

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 12 Quail
  • 12 Pancetta; thinly sliced
  • 12 Fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tb Unsalted butter
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 c Dry white wine
  • Polenta or mashed potatoes,
  • -for serving


Recipe by: Food and Wine - Dec 93 1. Wash the quail thouroughly inside and
out, then place them in a large colander to drain for at least 20 minutes.

2. Pat the quail dry. Stuff the cavity of each bird with 1 slice of
pancetta and 1 sage leaf.

3. Put the butter and oil in a large heavy skillet on high heat. When the
fat is hot, add all the quail in a single layer and cook until browned on
one side. Graduall turn them and continue cooking until they are evenly
browned all over. Sprinkle the quail with salt and pepper, then add the
white wine and turn the birds once.

4. Let the wine bubble for about 1 minute, then lower the heat to moderate
and partially cover the pan. Cook the quail until the meat feels very
tender when poked with a fork and comes away from the bone, 45 minutes to 1
hour. Check from time to time that there is sufficient juices in the pan
to keep the birds from sticking; if not add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
When the quail are done, transfer them to a warmed serving platter.

5. Add 1/4 cup of water to the skillet. Boil over high heat, scraping the
bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen any cooking residues, until
the water boils away and only a few drops of dark pan juices for each bird
remain. Pour the juices over the quail and serve with polenta or mashed

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