Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dolly Parton Recipes

Dolly Parton’s Chicken and Dumplings
1 (3-lb) chicken
2½ tsp salt
¾ tsp pepper
1 onion, peeled and left whole
¼ cup chopped celery leaves
2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
½ tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp vegetable shortening
¾ cup milk
Combine the chicken and 2 teaspoons of the salt with 2 quarts of water in a Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the pepper, onion, and celery leaves. Simmer the chicken until the meat falls away from the bone. Remove the chicken and onion from the pot, and strain out the celery leaves. Discard the onion and celery leaves, and set the chicken aside to cool. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and cut into 1-inch pieces. Set aside. Discard the skin and bones. Meanwhile, raise the heat to high and bring the broth to a boil. Combine the flour, baking soda, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Cut in the shortening with a fork and knife or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in the milk until the dough is moist. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and lightly knead for about 5 minutes. Roll out to ½-inch thickness and cut into 1½-inch squares. Drop the pieces of dough into the boiling broth. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir gently. Add the chicken back to the pot, stir, and cook until the chicken is heated through. Serve warm.

Dolly Parton’s Mom’s Fried Chicken
2 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Chicken Sectioned
3 Cups Oil (if using a traditional fryer, none needed if using an air fryer)
Turn on the fryer (or air fryer) to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients using a whisk. Rinse the chicken in ice cold water, drain, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until chicken is coated completely then place into the fryer. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the internal temp of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Dolly Parton’s Five-Layer Casserole
3 large unpeeled potatoes, washed and sliced thin
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef, browned and crumbled
2 large onions, sliced and the rings separated
2 large sliced tomatoes, 4 sliced Romas or 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 and 1/2 bell peppers, cut into big chunks
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole then layer meat, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and peppers. Season each layer with salt to taste. Cover and bake two hours.