- 6 cleaned quail (about ⅓ pound each)
- Salt to taste, if desired
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut off the quail wings, which may be used for stock.
- Split the quail down the back, cutting through the backbone.
- Sprinkle the quail inside and out with salt and pepper.
- Heat the oil in an ov