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Smothered Quail

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 6 quail breasts
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream


Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Arrange the birds in a casserole dish. In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion, mushrooms, and celery in the butter. Add flour and stir well to blend. Slowly add the milk to make a cream sauce. Salt and pepper to taste and add Worcestershire.

Pour over the birds. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 °F for approx 20 minutes. Remove some of the cooking liquid and combine with the sour cream. Bake uncovered for approximately 20 minutes more.