Stewed quails

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Stewed quails
Stewed quails
Servings:4 as a main course or 8 as a snack or first course
Calories per serving:622
Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:19th January 2013

This recipe is based on a combination of Spanish recipes for quail. In Spain, they seem to be eaten much more than they are in the UK.


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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Wrap a rasher of bacon around each quail and add to the pan with the onion.
  3. Cook until all sides of the quails are beginning to brown, the stir in the garlic and oregano.
  4. Cook for a few minutes until the garlic is golden.
  5. Add the cider or wine, the stock and seasoning.
  6. Cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes until the quails are cooked.

Serving suggestions

Garnish with the parsley and serve with fried potatoes and/or salad.

Chef's notes

We added 1 bulb of garlic for 2 quails, but vary the quantity as desired. We used back bacon which is too short really and fell off the quails as they were browning.

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