Recipe: 6 quail/ 6 slices carrot/ stalk of celery/2 slices onion/ spring of parsley/ bit of bay leaf/
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns/flour, salt and pepper/ sherry wine.
Remove breasts and legs from birds, season with salt and pepper, dredge with flour and saute in butter. To butter in pan add vegetables and peppercorns and cook five minutes. Separate backs of birds in pieces, cover with cold water, add vegetables, and cook slowly one hour. Drain stock from vegetables and thicken with flour diluted with enough cold water to pour easily. Season with salt, pepper and wine. If not rich enough, add more butter. 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.
Frontier Fare: Foods the Western way.
by Barbara Blackburn
Western Cooking Columnist-
from: The Tombstone Epitaph.
The Historical Monthly Journal of the Old West.
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. USA.