Quail Smothered in Gravy

Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 quail, dressed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; dredge quail in mixture, reserving remaining mixture.
  2. Brown quail in hot oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat; drain quail on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  3. Whisk reserved flour mixture into reserved drippings; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until dark brown. Whisk in 2 cups water until smooth. Add quail; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until quail is done. Serve with potatoes.
  4. Chicken Smothered in Gravy: Substitute 8 chicken legs or thighs.
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