Dove Dumplings


This is one us kids grew up on, I haven't found anyone including children that didn't like this quick meal.




10-12 dove or quail breasts

1/4 cup of vegetable oil

Salt, pepper and onion to taste

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup of milk

2 cubes chicken bullion


Rinse dove well; pat dry. Brown in skillet with oil; drain. Place the dove in a stockpot and barely cover with water. Add salt, pepper, and onion. Simmer, covered, until meat is tender. Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add in shortening, mixing until crumbly. Stir in eggs and enough milk to form a soft dough. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 1/8in thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Remove dove from stockpot. Add chicken bullion to the stock and bring to a boil. Drop in dumplings one at a time. Cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Return dove to stockpot and simmer covered for about 5 minutes.

You can use just about ant kind of wild bird for this recipe, I like it best with dove or quail.

This recipe was one of my favorites when I was a kid and I still enjoy it to this day.


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