A few years ago, I wrote about the Lockhart farm that sells quail to chefs around the country. But in order for most of us to cook with the quail at home, we had to buy Texas Quail Farms’ birds by the case online.
That changes this month as the company launches its first grocery store product: A four-pack of frozen quail that retails for about $10 and I found at H-E-B. Unlike much of the quail you might have had at restaurants, these birds aren’t de-boned, so they are a little unwieldy to cook, but they are great for grilling or searing in a cast iron skillet.
If you’re looking for the semi-deboned quail that you find most often at restaurants, you can buy them at the meat counter at Central Market. Whole Foods also sells quail, but they have all the bones, like these frozen ones.