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Smothered Quail

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Category: Holiday, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Quail; cleaned
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 5 tb Butter
  • 3 tb Flour; all-purpose
  • 2 1/2 c Chicken broth; boiling
  • 1 ts Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Sprinkle each quail inside and out with salt and pepper.

Heat the butter in a skillet, preferably of black cast iron, and when it is
quite hot, add the quail. Brown the birds on all sides, turning
occasionally to brown evenly, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the quail to a platter. Sprinkle the fat in the skillet with
flour. Cook, stirring, until the flour takes on a hazelnut color. Add the
broth, stirring rapidly with a wire whisk until the sauce is thickened and
smooth. Add the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Return the quail to
the skillet and turn them in the sauce. Cover with a tight-fitting lid.
Place in the oven and bake 45 minutes or longer, or until the quail are
thoroughly tender.

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