Pollo Fritto Colla Salsa di Noci

Fried chicken in walnut sauce

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Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

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When walnuts are first in season, shell and peel a dozen and chop them as finely as you can with 2 cloves of peeled garlic and a handful of parsley and basil leaves. Add salt and dilute with a little olive oil in a bowl.

Cut a young chicken in eight pieces and fry them in oil and butter until brown, turning them about, then drain on brown paper. In another pan toss them in the walnut sauce, so that the sauce adheres to the pieces of chicken, then serve at once.

When walnuts are not to be had, fried chicken is good with sorrel sauce, in this case served separately. It is made by simmering a good handful of sorrel leaves, roughly chopped, in butter, stirring. In a few moments it achieves the consistency of a sauce.