*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                           Potted Chicken (Irish)
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry                          Relishes
                 Irish                            Meats
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Large chicken (about 4 lb)*
    2      T             Butter
    1                    Shallot or small onion
    1      pn            Ground cloves
    1      pn            Ground allspice
  300      ml            Chicken stock
   12      x             Slices bacon
                         Salt and pepper
    8      oz            Clarified butter
   * Or two small ones. -- Boil the chicken (s) lightly. Remove the meat from
   the chicken, then bone and skin it. Mince until fairly fine. Season with
   salt, the pepper, and spices, and the finely chopped onion or shallot,
   then stir in stock and run through blender or food processor.  
   Butter well a deep casserole or dish and stretch the bacon slices with a
   knife, then line the dish with them, reserving some for the top. Pour in
   the meat mixture and level off. Dot the top with butter. Lay the rest of
   the bacon on top. Cover with foil and a lid. Stand the casserole in a
   container of hot water reaching halfway up the side of the casserole. Bake
   at 180C/350F for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. When ready, run a knife around the
   edges and leave to get cold. When cold, press down with a spoon, pour the
   clarified butter over the top, and keep in a cold place until needed.
   Serves 8-10.
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 Per serving: 284 Calories; 31g Fat (97% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 1g
 Carbohydrate; 80mg Cholesterol; 155mg Sodium