Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Resourcefulness of Peasants

Here is my poor little upside down chicken. My chicken has actually had a tremendous adventure before jumping into this pan. This recipe was really very simple but then again, it is peasant food. The was drenched with chicken stock. To be more specific this chicken swam in it.

Juicy Roasted Chicken
Recipe Original by Evelyn Rogers
Adapted from : Vidalia Onions: Blue Blue Recipes
1 chicken, about 4 1/2 lbs
3 cups water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped into pieces
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Mix the water, sugar, Vidalia onion, dry sherry, salt, and ginger in a pot and bring to a boil.
Clean the chicken. When the mix comes to a boil, add to the chicken and boil for 10 minutes. After you add the chicken you may have to turn the heat down slightly.
Take the pot off the heat and let rest for 20 minutes.
Take the chicken and put it into a shallow pan with a pan and roast at 375F about 40 minutes or until tender.
Here is the chicken stock that is leftover.
Cool this chicken stock. Pour them into freezer containers, label and freeze.

Now I have never made chicken stock before, let alone tried it in this fashion. So I definitively know it is different.

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