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Sufferin' Succotash! A Delicious Chicken Fricasse Recipe

Columnist Bob Leo drawn inspiration from Looney Tunes.

Call me crazy but at my age I still love Looney Tunes.

Now Bugs and his crew has been labeled politically incorrect so it is hard to find those old American classics on the tube anymore. Now understand that those were different times and societal views were a reflection of those times. I believe that there was no malice or bigotry in Warner Bros. hearts they were just on pace with Americana during that era.
 
Having said that, I got a good chuckle at Yosemite Sam's use of profanity the other day. "Sufferin' Succotash and Chicken Fricassee"  might be offensive to some  but they both hysterical and delicious to me.  
 
Your probably thinking "he's never had either of dishes before" but your wrong. I have had them both. Succotash is a stew like soup made with squash and okra and fricassee is braised chicken with gravy and dumplings. Some of the ingredients for sucatash are hard to come by up north as it is pretty much a southern dish, but fricassee is a classic fall dish. To be honest I haven't made fricassee in about 12 years but good ol' Sam started me thinking. So tonight this is what I'm making for dinner.
 
Start with a roasting chicken cut into 8 pieces or get any chicken parts you favor. Start by washing & seasoning with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet brown the chicken until the skin is crisp. Remove the chicken and set aside. Melt a half a stick of butter in the pan and wisk in 1/2 a cup of flour. Add two cups chicken or vegetable stock.

Grab a box of Bisquix and follow the directions for biscuits. Instead of forming biscuits randomly spoon tablespoons of the dough into the pan. Dice some carrots & onions throw them in next. Nestle the chicken parts in between the dough and cover the pan with foil. bake at 350 for one hour. Uncover for 15 minutes and let thicken.

There you have your first Fricasseed chicken!

Kathleen Brothers October 09, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Sounds very very GOOD!!!!!!
Vicky October 10, 2011 at 03:54 PM
I guess we are aging ourselves with our cartoons!! I remember well too. As old as I am, however, I have never tried succotash. this picture makes me want to try it. Thanks for sharing. Vicky
Marya Sholevar October 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Love it I tried and like it. I suggest try this one and i sure you love it if you prefer chicken recipes. http://chefrecipes.us/121/bacon-wrapped-blue-cheese-chicken.html thanks for your amazing recipes.

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