Rumanian Chicken Pancakes- hold the pears please.

The Super Chicken Cookbook has this odd recipe in the international chapter. I have seen quite a few chicken baked with fruit recipes,but this sounds similar to a bizarre chicken/fruit egg foo young. I know nothing of Rumanian cooking so I hope I am not insulting someone's grandmas' cooking but this is just weird. If I had some nice chicken breasts to use this would be about the last recipe I would try.
Rumanian Chicken Pancake
2 chicken breasts, cut in half
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 green skinned pears, about 3 inches in diameter at largest end- not too ripe
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 eggs, beaten until lemon yellow
Place the chicken breasts, water, onion, salt and pepper in a saucepan with a tight-fitting cover. Bring to a rolling boil and skim off any froth that may gather. Cover, turn heat to simmer and cook for 35 minutes, or until the thickest portion of the chicken can be pierced with a fork.
Peel and core the pears, cut them into 1/2-inch cubes and add them to the boiling chicken. Cook 8 minutes, or until the edges of the pears begin to get transparent. Remove the pears and chicken from the heat. Allow to cool.
Separate the meat from the skin and bones. Drain the pears and onion and add them to the chicken meat. Chop all very fine. Sprinkle the flour over the top, then add the beaten eggs. Mix all very well. Pour by spoonful onto a hot griddle and fry as you would pancakes. Serve at once, piping hot. Serves 4. Serve with applesauce, horseradish or orange marmalade.

1 comment:

blackberry said...

It's nothing to do with pancakes I know, but there's a video with Christopher Walken showing how he makes his own 'Roast Chicken with Pears' dish, and it actually looks very good!