Roasted Herbed Quail with Potatoes

By Bassel K • November 13, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Roasted Herbed Quail with Potatoes

الوصفة بالعربي

Sometimes we need to have an outside of the box meal so I came up with this very easy recipe yet delicious. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

The butter on the skin gives the quails a nice brown color and crisp.

Recipe submitted by Bassel Kabbabe.


  • 6 piece quail - سمان
  • 3 potatoes (cubed) - بطاطس
  • 3 tablespoon butter (at room tempreture) - زبدة
  • 1 bunch thyme (finely chopped) - زعتر
  • 1 teaspoon paprika - بابريكا / فلفل أحمر
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper - ملح و فلفل
  • 1 pinch nutmeg - جوزة الطيب
  • 1 bunch rosemary (finely chopped) - روزماري/ إكليل الجبل
  • 2 piece garlic clove (minced) - فص ثوم

Step by step

  1. Wash the quails well and clean it same as a chicken.
  2. Prepare the butter herb rub: In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with thyme, garlic, nutmeg, paprika and salt and pepper.
  3. Use your hands to marinate the quail. Make sure to rub the bird under the skin and from the inside as well. Leave it to marinate for an hour.
  4. Preheat your oven to maximum temperature.
  5. Sprinkle the potato cubes with more rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to mix very well.
  6. If the quails are small in size, insert 2-3 potato cubes inside each quail to help them sit comfortably in your roast dish.
  7. Brush the roasting pan or a stoneware rectangular casserole with the butter mix or just butter. Arrange the quails and the potato cubes in the roasting pan and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  8. Leave the quails and potatoes to rest for 10 minutes before you arrange it on a serving plate and serve it warm.


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