* Exported from MasterCook *
Recipe By : James Barber's Immodest but Honest Good Eating Cookbook
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Volume 12-05 May 2009
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 large chicken -- or capon
[turkey won't work]
6 chicken legs
Cotton thread or string
Mr. Barber says you have to prepare this early before the guests arrive and
try not to drink too much booze while you are doing it. He suggests this is
best served in a dimly lit room so people can't see the stitches and it
will make quite an impression when you bring the bird to the table.
Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
Using the cotton thread, sew the extra chicken legs to the chicken - 3 legs
on each side.
Don't overstuff the chicken. Just put a little bit of chopped lemon and
some garlic or some chopped onions and a bit of thyme or some lemon juice
and tarragon in the cavity. Rub the chicken well with salt; the salt makes
the skin crispy. Roast the chicken in a hot oven basting every 15 minutes
with melted butter and/or pan juices until the chicken is cooked and nicely
From James Barber's Immodest but Honest Good Eating Cookbook; 1981.
ISBN 0-932722-12-1. MC format by Hallie. Untried.
Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Hallie; 15 May 2009.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 636 Calories; 44g Fat (64.4% calories from
fat); 55g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 274mg Cholesterol; 229mg
Sodium. Exchanges: 8 Lean Meat; 4 Fat.