How To Trigger Quails Ready to Fry

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You can find the instructions for triggering the quail in this post.

You can easily remove the quail breast and the quail legs with a sharp knife.

We cooks use the quail carcass to prepare a quail sauce.

You can fry the breast and legs in the pan and enjoy.

Now follow the instructions and bring some patience with you!

Prepare Quails

Unwrap the quail and wash under cold running water.

Then dry the quail and lay it ready to be released.

Quail fresh on the kitchen board
Quail prepared for release

Trigger Quails

Raising quail breast and quail leg is done in several steps:

Place the quails individually on the kitchen board.

Quail on cutting board
Quail on cutting board

First cut the thighs on the side of the breasts and fold them down.

Cut the quail legs
Cut the quail legs

Stretch the skin of the breast so that you can clearly see the sternum in the middle.

Stretch the skin of the quail breast
Stretch the skin of the quail breast

Trigger Quail Breast

Detach the first breast by making a fine incision along the sternum bone.

Cut into the quail breast
Score the quail breast

Cut out the breast cleanly along the bone, sever the joint at the wing bone.

Cut off the quail breast
Cut off the quail breast

Cut or detach the second quail breast in the same way along the bone.

Quail breasts detached
Quail breasts detached

Triggering the Quail Thighs

Hold the quail by the first leg and turn over.

Cut the legs along the bone through the joint and remove the leg.

Detach quail legs
Detach quail legs

Remove the second leg of quail in the same way.

Triggered quail
Triggered quail

Grab the bottom bones of the quail thighs with two fingers and push the meat back in the middle.

The lower bone of the quail leg is thus exposed.

Quail legs lower bones exposed
Quail legs lower bones exposed

Loosen and remove the lower bones of the quail leg at the joint.

Quail legs lower bones triggered
Quail legs lower bones triggered

Chop off the top of the quail leg with a large chef’s knife.

Chop off the head of the quail legs
Chop off the head of the quail legs

Trim the top bone of the quail thighs to match the length of the quail thigh.

Quail legs before folding
The quail legs before folding

Poke the remaining leg bone through the leg meat and skin.

Fold in the quail legs
Fold in the quail legs

The prepared quail legs on the kitchen board.

Prepared quail legs
Prepared quail legs on the kitchen board

Prepare the quail breast, drumsticks and bones.

Triggered and prepared quail
Triggered and prepared quail

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