Young Chicken with raisins

Young Chicken with raisins from – Good and noble food, english translation of Wel ende edelike spijse Hoofdstuk, a Dutch manuscript circa 1500.

1.1.       Young chickens with raisins (?) in the summer.
Broil them in a pot in pieces (?). When they are halfway done, add enough wine and some water, and add raisins, pig fat and enough egg yolks.


10 pieces of chicken

1 cup white wine

½ cup of water

½ cup raisins

¼ cup of bacon broken to bits

2 hard cooked egg yolkes

Brown the bacon until crisp and set a side.  In the bacon grease, brown the chicken.  Take out the chicken and degrease the pan or start a clean pan.  Add the chicken to the clean pan with ½ cup of wine and ½ cup of water and cover allowing it to simmer for ½ hour.  Then add another ½ cup of wine, raisins and bacon, allow to simmer another ½ hour.  Remove the chicken and keep warm.  Add mashed hard boiled egg yolks to the bottom of the pan and simmer gently until thickens.  Pour over the chicken and serve.


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