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Coq au Vin

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  Chickens 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter 3 Ounce (2 Plus 1 Ounce)
  Lean salt pork 1⁄4 Pound
  Onions 12 Small
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Brandy 4 Tablespoon
  Dry red wine 3⁄4 Pint
  Stock 1⁄4 Pint
  Bouquet garni 1
  Flour 2 Tablespoon

Joint the chickens.
Heat butter in heavy saucepan, add diced pork and peeled, blanched and drained onions.
Cook a few minutes, then add chicken joints; brown well, season.
Add sliced mushrooms and crushed garlic, cook 5 minutes.
Strain off all excess fat, add brandy.
Add red wine, stock and bouquet garni.
Transfer to casserole, cover; cook in moderate oven, Mark 4, 350°F., 40 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Mix extra butter with flour and add gradually to sauce to thicken it.
Stir over heat a few minutes.
Check seasoning.

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Coq Au Vin Recipe