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Quail in Mushroom Gravy

 Quail in Mushroom Gravy
We live in an area with many Southern plantations, and quail are abundant. I cook this tasty dish with rich mushroom gravy often when my two boys are home. They think it makes a great meal. -Jean Williams, Hurtsboro, Alabama
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 quail (1/3 to 1/2 pound each)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional

Directions

  • Combine 1/2 cup flour, salt and pepper; coat each quail. Melt butter
  • in skillet; brown the quail. Transfer to an ungreased 2-1/2-qt.
  • baking dish. In the pan drippings, saute the mushrooms until tender.
  • Add remaining flour and stir to make a smooth paste. Add broth and
  • thyme, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute or
  • until thickened. Pour over the quail. Cover and bake at 350° for
  • 40-50 minutes or until tender and juices run clear. Serve over
  • noodles if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 249 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 871 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.