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Grandma's Quail

Rated as 3.25 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother cooked very easy and delicious recipe for the guys during quail season. Pheasant can be substituted for the quail."
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1 h 25 m servings 779
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 quail)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Heat the shortening in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the quail with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Place the flour in a shallow dish; roll the quail in the flour.
  3. Working in batches, brown the quail on all sides in the preheated shortening. Place the browned quail in a large roasting pan or casserole dish; pour the water over the quail and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), taken in the thickest part of the thigh. Spoon the sour cream over the quails, allow the sour cream to melt before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 779 calories; 49.9 25.3 54.2 206 248 Full nutrition

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One hour seemed too long to cook. The sour cream did not "melt" as the directions implied it would. Taste was okay. Will not make again.

I found this recipe to be just "okay." It was easy to follow and tasted alright, but my husband said it was awesome. :-)

I was happy to find a simple recipe to get the quail to the oven fast after my husband cleaned them. I added ground mustard and parsley just because I had them. Turned out good and smelled so g...

I used poultry seasoning and fresh garlic. The box the quails came in said to cook only 20 minutes at 400 degrees so I did that and it came out perfect. Instead of water I poured some pinot gr...

Yeah it should go for 30-40 mins not an hour an hour made it dry. It's like chicken it dries out quickly