Pressed or Jellied Chicken

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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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Dress, clean and cut up and salt a 4 lb. fowl. Put in a stew-pan with 2 slices of onion, a little celery root, a small carrot and cover with boiling water; cook slowly until meat falls from bones. Remove chicken, reduce stock to one cupful. Strain and skim off fat. Butter a mould or take small individual moulds, decorate bottom and sides with slices of hard cooked eggs and parsley and the carrot cut in fancy shapes. Pack in the meat freed from skin and bone and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour on stock and set away to cool with weight on top of meat. In summer add 1 teaspoon granulated gelatine softened in 1 tablespoon cold water and stirred in 1 cup of the boiling chicken broth until dissolved. When ready to serve, dip mould in warm water one minute, turn out and decorate with parsley.