1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp paprika
6 quail, breasts and legs
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 c chopped sweet onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp dried thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme)
1 c apple juice
1 Mix flour salt and paprika; lightly flour quail pieces.
2 Melt butter in heavy frying pan and brown quail.
3 Push quail to one side of pan.
4 Add onion and saute until tender (add 1 tablespoon more butter if needed to saute onion).
5 Add parsley, thyme and apple juice.
6 Stir to mix well and spoon juice over quail while bringing all to a boil.
7 Reduce heat, cover and simmer until quail are tender (about one hour).
8 Serve quail on a bed of rice with sauteed apples on the side.
Pairs Well With
Tip: To saute` apples: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet, add 2 cooking apples (cored and cut into wedges), and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar (more or less) depending on how sweet the apples are). Cook, turning often, until apples are lightly browned. Garnish apples with a light sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.