Friday, May 13, 2011

Chicken Fricassee

Today's recipe is Chicken Fricassee. I'm not quite sure about it though. Don't get me wrong; it looks delicious! However, it seems like it should be such an elegant dish, yet it's simply chicken stewed in its own gravy.

According to the Internet, "Fricassee" is a term that means to fry. Typically white meat is used although it appears that several countries have their own version of Fricassee. For example the Cubans have Pork Fricassee and the Canadians have Beef Fricassee. And Marjorie Standish had Chicken Fricassee.

It is made by shaking the chicken in flour and seasonings, then frying the chicken pieces in hot melted butter. Once the chicken is nice and golden brown, you remove it from the pan and add water to make the gravy. Add the gravy to the chicken and stew for at least 2 hours. It's as simple as that.

The old fashioned version of Shake n' Bake! 

Fried until golden brown.

Sprinkled with Marjorie's favorite spice... Paprika! 
And a bit of parsley too. 

A side of seasoned potatoes. Yum!

Does anybody out there have any history with Chicken Fricassee? If so please write to me. I'd like to hear your story.

To go with the chicken we have a medley of roasted vegetables and a side of seasoned potatoes. Come enjoy this eccentric dish while it lasts!

Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square
Saco, Maine 04072

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