Chicken and Dumplins'
Chicken (I prefer around 41/2-5 pounds)
chicken in a large pot with celery leaves and
(one or two),a carrot, and an onion....
give the broth a marvelous flavor.
'til meat falls off the bone
out of broth and set aside
and onion, then strain the broth.
into a clean Dutch Oven...Pick the chicken meat off the bone and put into
to a boil.
and chicken is coming to a boil ...in a bowl measure out flour....cut
the shortening into the flour with a fork or a pastry blender. Add milk
until you have a sticky dough.
flour a cutting board, countertop...whatever...and put sticky dough on
it....play with it a little to just get the sticky out....then take
a rolling pin.....covered in flour ....and roll out dough til very thin....this
will make a big circle of dough bigger than a meatplatter...LOL....I mean
thin too...like 1/4 inch
I rub flour all over the rolled out
a pizza cutter I cut the dumplins...first in strips then in squares....drop
these dumpluns into the boiling water one at the time....when finished
cut the stove down to medium or medium low (depending on your stove...mine
is electric)...cook for 15 minutes COVERED...and do not peek!!!!
end of fifteen minutes take off lid...turn off dumplins....and break apart
some of bigger dumplins with spoon....sprinkle generously with pepper..put
on and let sit for about 30 minutes.....I tell ya....your family will go
wild over this recipe!!!!! REAL Southern Goodness....*S*