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Southern Pan Fried Quail

Southern Pan Fried Quail

Quail is tender, flavorful, and quite frankly one of my favorite meats. It's incredibly versatile and is easy to prepare quickly. If you need a quick dinner, quail is the ticket.


  • 8 quail, deboned
  • ¼ cup olive oil for browning
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients. Place quail in marinade for about 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle olive oil into a super hot skillet. When olive oil is shimmering, place quail in skillet for 3 minutes. Turn over and cook the other side for about 2 minutes. Remove the quail from the skillet and serve with Smashed Sweet Potatoes.