Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Comfort Food - Blanquette of Chicken - Tuesday Jan 4th '12
Blanquette of Chicken and Ham with peas and mushrooms, with mashed potatoes.
Sometimes you just want something gentle, soft and creamy yet still full of flavour. My mother used to make chicken in white sauce for us when we were recovering from flu or measles or some other childhood illness, and this has real comforting vibes for me.
But to be honest, my mum's chicken in white sauce came out of a tin, and I wanted to recreate the feeling without the preservatives, so a proper blanquette (albeit possibly a quicker version than the traditional French version using veal and veal stock) is what I made.
Check into A Greedy Piglet to find the recipe shortly.