Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricasee
This recipe is from one of my favorite books, “The First Ladies Cookbook,” which is “compiled and edited by outstanding culinary and historical Authorities.”
It sounds more like fried chicken with gravy but it is called a fricasee in the book. I told you Honest Abe was not a foodie.
No serving amounts given.
2 to 3 fryers, cut up
Flour, for dredging
1/2 pint cream
In honor of Presidents Day weekend, let’s take a culinary trip down memory lane. How our presidents dined and entertained, and how their wives handled White House-housekeeping, is not only historically significant, it is quite revealing.