Georgia Magazine - February 2017 - 28A


BY JANE F. GARVEY

ALEXANDER GARDNER / PUBLIC DOMAIN, VIA
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

PHOTO BY PACH BROTHERS, RESTORATION BY ADAM
CUERDEN / PUBLIC DOMAIN, VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

ram. Roll chicken pieces in seasoned
flour, coating all sides. Shake off any
excess and lay on paper towels or a
separate large plate.
In a large pot fitted with a lid,
melt the lard or butter over medium
heat and brown the chicken pieces, a few at a time.
When browned, place in
an oven-proof dish and
keep warm in the oven.
In the fat remaining in
the pan, sauté onion and
cook, stirring, until translucent. Return the chicken to pan. Add chicken
Benjamin and Caroline
stock, cream and Mexican
Harrison's Corn Soup
cream or crème fraîche.
Abraham Lincoln's Chicken
Benjamin Harrison
Taste for seasoning and
Fricassee
adjust if needed. Drop in
1 cup gravy flour, or more as needed
butter rolled in flour and noodles. family held a particular fondness for
Freshly ground sea salt, to taste
Cover with lid. Turn heat to medium- corn soup.
Freshly ground white pepper, to taste
low and cook for 30 minutes. While
Freshly grated nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon,
noodles are cooking, check peri- Benjamin and Caroline
or to taste
odically to make sure sauce isn't Harrison's Corn Soup
Ground mace, about
cooking too fast, and stir so noo- 2-3 cobs fresh corn, shucked (enough to
1/8 teaspoon, or to
make 2 cups corn kernels)
dles don't stick to the bottom.
taste
Boiling
water plus 1 tablespoon sea salt
Cover and cook over low heat for
Pinch dried marjo1
quart
whole
milk
another 30 minutes.
ram, crumbled
2
medium
onions,
peeled, sliced
When ready to serve, add
1 (3-pound) chicken,
2
tablespoons
unsalted
butter
the frozen peas and remove pan
cut into 6-8
2
tablespoons
fl
our
from the heat. Return the lid
pieces, or 6-8
and let the residual heat warm Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper, to
assorted chicken
taste
through the peas. If desired,
drumsticks, thighs,
Abraham Lincoln
1/2
cup heavy cream
sprinkle with chopped fresh marbreasts or wings
Fresh
thyme leaves, for garnish
joram or sprigs of fried parsley.
1/4 cup lard or
With
a sharp knife, cut the kerServe immediately in heated, flatunsalted butter, or more as needed
nels
of
corn
from the cobs and cook
rimmed bowls. Serves 4-6.
1/2 cup chopped onion
corn
in
boiling,
salted water for 2 or
3 cups chicken stock
3
minutes.
Drain,
reserving corn. In a
"The Presidents' Cookbook" by
1 cup cream
second
pan,
bring
milk to a boil and
Poppy Cannon and Patricia Brooks
1 tablespoon Mexican cream or crème
add
onions.
(Funk & Wagnals, 1968) is a terrific
fraîche
In a separate saucepan, melt butsource for recipes and interesting
2 tablespoons unsalted butter rolled in flour
ter
and
add flour, stirring constantly
anecdotes about the first families'
8 ounces wide noodles
to
make
a roux. Season with sea salt
dining preferences. Although Thomas
1 (10-ounce) bag frozen peas
and
white
pepper to taste. Slowly
Jefferson is considered America's first
Chopped fresh marjoram or sprigs of fried
add
the
warm
milk, discarding the
gourmet, other presidents also set
parsley, optional, for garnish
onion,
stirring
constantly
to keep the
fine tables. Soups were popular with
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
mixture
smooth.
Add
heavy
cream.
Place the flour on a large plate all the presidents, with turtle soup
Return
corn
kernels
to
the
soup
and
and season with sea salt, white pep- and oyster stew ranking among the
simmer.
Ladle
into
warmed
bowls
and
per, nutmeg, ground mace and marjo- favorites. But Benjamin Harrison's
First lady Mary Todd Lincoln
reportedly had major problems getting her husband to eat. He loved
oysters-they were served at his
second inaugural dinner-but she
always could get him to eat her
chicken fricassee. This version uses
nutmeg and mace as flavorings and
uses lard to brown the chicken. (Lard
can be obtained from a butcher or a
local Mexican market. Alternatively,
use unsalted butter.)
This dish is based on a recipe
in "The First Ladies Cook Book,"
revised edition (Parents Magazine
Press, 1969).

JANE F. GARVEY

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