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    $19.99 - $99.99

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    Twice the size of the average quail. Imported from France. Free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free. An exclusive at D’Artagnan, and favorite of restaurant chefs.

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    Here’s something unique for the game bird enthusiast:  French Jumbo Quail.

    In many ways this is a super quail. Larger (twice the size!) and tastier (twice the flavor!) than the average quail. All of this, and French too!  

    The quail are air-chilled, which contributes to the flavor concentration, and leaves skin that cooks up nice and crispy. Processed by hand with a special technique that involves dry-plucking and waxing to remove all the pin feathers, this leaves the skin silky smooth.

    Raised on a small farm in the Southwest of France, these quail are an exclusive at D’Artagnan. Our chef clients have been serving them for some time, and getting rave reviews. Now it’s your turn to experience the tender texture and incredible flavor of our French quail.

    Quail is versatile; whether baked, roasted, pan-seared, grilled or braised, it will take all types of seasoning and marinades well. Be careful when cooking – quail can dry out if overcooked. It's best to cook them quickly, and leave them medium rare.

    Just the facts

    • Jumbo Coturnix breed
    • No antibiotics of hormones from birth
    • Older than the average quail on the market for a bolder flavor
    • Fed minimally-processed cereal grain
    • Air chilled for full, concentrated flavor
    • Dry plucked and waxed to remove pin feathers
    • Silky smooth and dry skin that cooks up crispy
    • Shipped within 24 hours of processing for optimum freshness
    • Ships in an uncooked state
    • Product of France 
    • Use within 3-5 days of receipt

    A cooperative of small farms in Southwest France raise our Coturnix quail. The birds are not given any hormones or antibiotics from birth, and are fed minimally-processed, non-GMO cereal grain.  

    Humanely processed at 42 days, which is twice the industry average, the quail are air-chilled for maximum flavor concentration.  The artisanal procedure includes dry plucking by hand and waxing to remove all the pin feathers, leaving a silky-smooth, intact skin.

    Our French Quail

    The next best thing to wild, our Coturnix breed quail are raised by a cooperative of farmers in Southwest France.  They never use chemicals, antibiotics or hormones, and the birds live free-range in spacious, open barns. These extraordinary jumbo quail are offered exclusively at D’Artagnan.

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