This makes a fantastic started option for the festive season.


  • 4 oven ready quails
  • small chorizo sausage (1/2 cm dice)
  • 4 quail eggs
  • red onions
  • 2 tblsp cranberry jelly
  • 100 g wild rocket
  • large rooster potato (1/2 cm dice)
  • 2 tblsp duck/goose fat
  • 1 large carrot (1/2 cm dice)


  • In a large frying pan brown the outside of the quails and transfer to a hot oven 200°C for 4-6 mins.
  • Cut one of the onions in half and place on a baking tray with a little olive oil and seasoning and bake at 180°C until soft when stabbed with a small knife, remove from the oven and allow too cool down.
  • When cool cut the onion into rings and keep warm until serving.
  • Place another large frying on the heat and add the duck/goose fat, potatoes and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the onion, continue to cook on a high heat until the potatoes are cooked through and crispy on the outside.
  • When crispy add the chorizo and fry for a further 30seconds.
  • To serve:
  • • Place some rocket leaves in the centre of each plate.
  • • Put one onion ring in the centre of the leaves and fill with a half spoon of cranberry jelly and the potato and chorizo mix.
  • • Top with the roasted quail and a fried quail egg.

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