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Thursday, February 19, 2009
I am participating in Gollum's Foodie Friday today. I don't have a fabulous recipe or gorgeous table scape, just a lowly earthenware cooker. Do any of you own a Schlemmertopf? We received this several years ago as a gift from Hubby's sister and her family. It is wonderful. The Schlemmertopf is the only German made clay cooker sold on the American market. Germany is the original home of earthenware cooking and apparently the only source for special clay to create an authentic clay cooker.
I love this little piece of cookware magic. You soak it in water before cooking and it keeps whatever you make amazingly juicy as well as cooking it more quickly. They can be purchased on line as well as many department and specialty stores, but I have also read of many shoppers finding them at garage sales. (Who ever was selling them must not have used it first because they would never part with it afterward.)
I often use mine to roast chicken which comes out golden brown and falling off the bone.However, This time I decided to stuff my chicken and use the Schlemmertopf. Oops, mistake. The chicken was delish...but the stuffing was a soggy mush. I forgot how much delicious broth is created inside the cooker. Yummy, but not conducive to fluffy stuffing. Stove Top next time!
I can smell the goodness when I lift the lid. Served on my favorite set of Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside dishes, it was a tasty, warm meal on a cold winter evening.
I am hosting our dinner club this evening with a Mardi Gras Theme. I am really having fun with my table scape. This is my first attempt at gumbo. I'll let you know how everything goes. Meantime visit all the Foodie Friday participants for all kinds of yummy ideas.
Have a fulfilled Friday, P.
Posted by Pam @ Frippery at 11:17 PM