Butter Quail has to be my favorite appetizer! I just don’t like paying for it at the restaurants… LOL. It’s always 1 of most expensive items on the appetizer menu and the portion is very small (at most 2 quails cut in half). I remember the last time I ordered was in 2014, right before I had my youngest son. It was at Rice Paper Restaurant (at Eden Center) in Virginia. I was very pregnant and hungry and I think I even licked the plate at the end.
It’s actually very easy to make Butter Quails at home. The hassle that I hate is deep frying it in oil. I hate cleaning it and always feel so wasteful using a ton of oil. And not to mention the guilt of eating deep frying food. Ever since we had the Air Fryer I realized it was so much easier and healthier to make this dish. There is not a whole lot to clean afterward and you feel better knowing your food wasn’t soaked in oil for a long period of time. I hope you will find this recipe easy and delicious!