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Recipe for family meals :

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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2/3 C. oil
8 drumsticks and 8 thighs or 16 of one
4 ribs celery (in long strips)
2 medium onions, chopped
6 sprigs parsley
1 T. fresh or 1 tsp. dried tarragon
1/2 C. dry vermouth
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Dash of nutmeg
40 cloves garlic, unpeeled
French bread or toast

  • Combine celery, onion, parsley and tarragon and place in a heavy 6-quart casserole.
  • Dip chicken pieces in oil to coat evenly and place on top of vegetables.
  • Add vermouth; sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Tuck garlic around and between chicken.
  • Cover tightly with foil and lid and bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 1 1/2 hours without removing cover.
  • Serve with pan juices, garlic and slices of bread. Squeeze garlic out from root end of papery husk onto bread and spread like butter.

Serves 8