Quail with Polenta Cakes and Bean Vinaigrette



8 whole "boneless" quail (wings and drumsticks intact)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 strips bacon, divided into 4 pieces each
1/4 cup canola oil


Preheat oven to 400°. Wash quail and pat dry. Season quail with salt and pepper; stuff each with a piece of bacon. Add canola oil to a pan on medium-high heat and sear quail on breast side, pressing occasionally with spatula to ensure even cooking, until browned, about 3 minutes. Turn quail and cook on other side until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a sheet pan and roast 3 minutes, or until meat at thigh bone is pale pink. Remove from oven and refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.


Polenta Cakes

Preparation Time

80 Minutes

Total Time

570 Minutes

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Wowww! Nice recipe. Seems

Wowww! Nice recipe. Seems very delicious. I will try this.