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Poultry Chickens in a Minute

chickens in a minute
(from The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, by N. K. M. Lee, 1842)


one chicken
stock, or water​
white wine
yolks of 1 or 2 eggs
lemon juice, or vinegar​


Cut a chicken in pieces and put it in a stewpan with a little butter; add to it some mushrooms, parsley, sprinkle flour over, and shake them; moisten it with stock or water; and white wine; when it has boiled once, take it from the fire and put in the yolks of one or two eggs, and a little vinegar or lemon-juice.​