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Fried Chicken, Spanish Style


  • 4 pound chicken
  • salt
  • Spanish red pepper
  • 4 ounces of lard
  • 2 ounces of chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • bouquet of sweet herbs
  • 1/2 pound of raw ham
  • 4 large tomatoes


Cut up the chicken as for a fricassee, sprinkle the pieces with salt, and Spanish red pepper; put the lard in a frying pan on the fire, and when smoking hot, put in the legs, back, thighs, and wings; when they are half done, add the pieces of breast, onion, garlic, bouquet of sweet herbs, and fry seven minutes; add the raw ham cut in half inch dice, and fry till the chicken is tender; take it out and keep it hot, while you fry the tomatoes cut in dice, and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste; then add the chicken, make it quite hot, and serve all together on a platter, like a fricassee.


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The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery (1877).

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