A D i c k Cheney Recipe.........

Southern Stuffed Quail

“A truly Southern recipe. A good side dish to go with this is sweet potatoes. You can also grill over coals.”

Original recipe yield: 8 servings.

* 1/4 cup ground pork
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped carrots
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
* 1 clove chopped fresh garlic
* 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
* ground black pepper to taste
* 8 quail, cleaned and split lengthwise
* 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  1. Preheat the oven broiler.
  2. In a bowl, mix the pork, parsley, carrots, celery, garlic, bread crumbs, and pepper.
  3. Arrange the quail in a baking dish. Separate the skin from the breast of each quail, and stuff with equal amounts of the stuffing mixture. Brush with bacon drippings.
  4. Broil the quail 7 minutes on each side in the preheated oven, or to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).