Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. for Quail Pies Recipe

  2. 6 quails

  3. 6 slices carrot

  4. Stalk of celery

  5. 2 slices onion

  6. Sprig of parsley

  7. Bit of bay leaf

  8. 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns

  9. Flour

  10. Salt and pepper

  11. Sherry wine

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Remove breasts and legs from birds, season with salt and pepper, dredge with flour, and saute in butter.

  2. To butter in pan add vegetables and peppercorns, and cook five minutes.

  3. Separate backs of birds in pieces, cover with cold water, add vegetables, and cook slowly one hour.

  4. Drain stock from vegetables, and thicken with flour diluted with enough cold water to pour easily.

  5. Season with salt, pepper and wine.

  6. If not rich enough, add more butter.

  7. Allow one bird to each individual dish, sauce to make sufficiently moist, and cover with plain or puff paste, in which make two incisions, through which the legs of the bird should extend.


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