This dish is surprisingly Chinese in flavour. The coke creates a delicious caramelly sweet and sour note.
By Tania Cusack
Quails, they are rather delicious. Seems people avoid them a bit because they have lots of bones and I suppose some people may not have cooked them before. Butterflied with only the leg bones remaining, they are no harder to cook than chicken.
They are very quick cooking and have a delicate gamey taste. Support your local butcher and ask them to order them in for you. The recipe for these Coca Cola quail was inspired by “Have you Eaten” by Billy Law. I was quite surprised to see a recipe using Coca Cola, but after a quick search of the Internet I learned that the use of Coca Cola, lemonade and even Fanta are quite common, so I have re-created this unusual and surprisingly tasty recipe. I have used Quails for an elegant and quite fat free result but you can use drumsticks, chicken fillet, or even Spatchcock they will all taste delicious.Print
After completing Culinary School in Sydney, Tania travelled the world working as a Chef in restaurants, doing catering and cooking on road for a travel company in Europe and the US. Once back at home, the birth of her son meant a change, and during his small years, she enjoyed jobs in wholesale food, buying Artisan food products, testing and recipe writing as sales and educational tools. Tania is now back to what she loves, working as an in house Chef for a large retailer, conducting Cooking Classes and writing recipes for her blog.