Saturday, May 20, 2006

Chicken n' Dumplings

Let me state a couple of things right off: when I heard the catagory for recipes this week was crockpot comfort food this is the recipe that sprang to mind. Second, as a kid I hated this food and ate it under protest, my mother is now laughing her head off in schadenfruede. This is her recipe from my kidhood. I am aware that it does not actually contain chicken.

Chicken n' Dumplings

In crockpot combine:

2 turkey drums
1 bay leaf
one small onion, chopped coarse
1 stock celery (leaves on) chopped
1 tsp parsley
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sage

Cover with water and cook on medium until meat falls off the bone. Remove meat/bone to cool. Add to crockpot:

3-4 yukon gold or red potatoes diced, skin on
3-4 carrots coined, skin on
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup of milk or cream

When veggies are tender add in the meat, being sure to pick the bones clean. Add 1/2 cup green peas. Then thicken broth with cornstarch or flour, about 2 Tbsp. Turn heat down to low and stir occasionally until thick. Add dumplings to stew in spoonfuls and cook 10 minutes covered and 5 minutes uncovered. Dumplings should be fluffy and have a skin on top.

Dumpling dough:

2 cups biscuit mix (Bisquick in singled out in mom's recipe)
1 tsp parsley
and milk enough to form very soft dough.


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