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Monday, March 17, 2014

ENJUNDIA WITH A CASSEROLE FOR PATIENTS

Yellow Fat from a Hen
Photo by: Lord-Williams
enjundia de gallina, O Cast. enxundia, Ast enxundia, Leon enssundia, L axungĭa, Eng. fat or grease in the ovaries of birds, like the hen. Argüellos a village of Léon, is noted for the quality of their chicken fat. During the Middle Ages it was a household item for cooking and its application as a medicine. It was warm and put on the neck or chest to relieve throat inflammations tonsillitis, bronchial congestion and colds. 2. grease and fat from any animal. 3. substance. 4. force, vitality. See untos. [Alonso Luengo. 1994:37; Gázquez. 2002:260; Nola. 1989:xxxiiii-3:xxxv-1; Nola/Iranzo. 1982:169; and Nola/Pérez. 1992:196]

A CASSEROLE FOR PATIENTS ADAPTED FROM NOLA'S 
xxxv-1 CAZUELA PARA DOLIENTES

Ingredients

1 tbsp chicken grease
A Casserole for the Well as well as the Sick!
Photo by: Lord-Williams
1 chicken
1 c orange juice
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp rosewater
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk

Preparation

PREHEAT OVEN TO 475ºF/245ºC

Kill the chicken the night before. Chop it and put it in a pan with some hen grease called “enjundia” (the fatty part of the ovary of the animal which gives flavour to the broth). Add orange juice mixed with sugar and rosewater roast it for one hour. Turn the meat after a half hour.

When the meat is cooked, add eggs beaten with rosewater and orange juice. Cook it about 20 minutes until the eggs solidify and serve it to a patient.




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