Southern Stuffed Quail


A truly Southern recipe. A good side dish to go with this is sweet potatoes. You can also grill over coals.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • ¼ cup ground pork

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped carrots

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery

  • 1 clove chopped fresh garlic

  • 2 ½ tablespoons fresh bread crumbs

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 quail, cleaned and split lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings


  1. Preheat the oven broiler.

  2. In a bowl, mix the pork, parsley, carrots, celery, garlic, bread crumbs, and pepper.

  3. Arrange the quail in a baking dish. Separate the skin from the breast of each quail, and stuff with equal amounts of the stuffing mixture. Brush with bacon drippings.

  4. Broil the quail 7 minutes on each side in the preheated oven, or to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
14g Fat
1g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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