Country Captain

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Bill Neal, in his book on southern cooking, says that he has heard this dish claimed by an inhabitant of every large southern seaport. Country Captain is a fairly straightforward chicken “curry” from northern India. You find the dish throughout the British Isles as well, but the recipe often calls for “curry powder”—much admired in Britain but unheard of in India. In Charleston fresh exotic spices have always come through our port from afar, so we’ve always had the luxury of the intense fla