Honeyed Quail

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Far Flung Floyd

Far Flung Floyd

By Keith Floyd

Published 1994

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  • 2 teaspoons clear honey
  • A little very hot water
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 6 small quails, ready prepared, halved and wiped with kitchen towel
  • Salt
  • groundnut or sunflower oil for deep-flying


Mix together the honey, water and wine vinegar and brush over the quails. Leave to dry for around 12 hours in a cool, well-ventilated place. Season the quails with a little salt.

Heat about 5 cm (2 inches) oil in a large wok or deep frying pan and deep-fry the quail, two or three halves at a time, until they are tender and their skins are wonderfully crisp. This will take about 5 minutes, depending on their size. Serve warm.