Apple Quail
  • 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. 1 Mix flour salt and paprika; lightly flour quail pieces.
  2. 2 Melt butter in heavy frying pan and brown quail.
  3. 3 Push quail to one side of pan.
  4. 4 Add onion and saute until tender (add 1 tablespoon more butter if needed to saute onion).
  5. 5 Add parsley, thyme and apple juice.
  6. 6 Stir to mix well and spoon juice over quail while bringing all to a boil.
  7. 7 Reduce heat, cover and simmer until quail are tender (about one hour).
  8. 8 Serve quail on a bed of rice with sauteed apples on the side.
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.