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Chapter: Other Poultry (Turkey, Duck, Goose and Game Birds) Recipes
Section: Quail
Recipe: Smothered Quail

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Smothered Quail
    6    Quail; cleaned
         Salt to taste
         Black pepper to taste
    5 tb olive oil
    2 tb arrowroot
2 1/2 c  Chicken broth; boiling
         Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Sprinkle each quail inside and out with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a skillet, preferably of black cast iron, and when
it is quite hot, add the quail. Brown the birds on all sides, turning
occasionally to brown evenly, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the quail to a platter. Add arrowroot mixed with broth,
stirring rapidly with a wire whisk until the sauce is thickened and
smooth. Add the lemon juice. Return the quail to the skillet and turn
them in the sauce. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Place in the oven and
bake 45 minutes or longer, or until the quail are thoroughly tender.

From: "Phillip Waters" (muddy at ibm.Net)
Adapted by Patti Vincent
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