Today is the first day of 2015. I plan to give my family a love meal, including this old hen chestnut soup. In the new year, be healthy and safe!
The old hen that I saw at Carrefour saw eggs in my stomach. When I was a child, my mother’s chicken soup had many, many small eggs in my stomach. It was so delicious. At the whim, I decided to drink a chicken soup at night. It happened that my brother had a cold and could make up for it.
I bought chestnuts in bags, which I bought in Carrefour. I want to eat more chestnuts, so I plan to put more.
I spent a long time at home and found out a few Codonopsis pilosula (I don't know, my brother said that this should be Codonopsis. There are several different kinds of ginseng in the family, I am worried that my cooking will be regressed. Let's start with a cheap ginseng.) Washed one, very sweet. Since I don't like to eat red dates with no jujube flavor, I plan to put the red dates and scallions late, put them in the hour before the soup, so that the soup has a sweet taste, but it is also fresher.
The first step is to cut the chicken head and the chicken buttocks. It feels cruel when done, Amitabha! Worried that the soup pot at home is not big enough, I cut the small half chicken and put it in the refrigerator. Cut the remaining chicken into large pieces. In the process, accidentally crushed an egg in the stomach, sad... (I think of a problem, the egg is originally the existing egg yolk, it is estimated that the protein and eggshell are fast Only when you are born, in order to protect the egg yolk.) Take out the other 2 egg yolks and put them aside, so as not to break again. In the second step, a small amount of salt is applied to the chicken skin. Many recipes say that this will form a crystal skin, which is delicious. Dry for 10-20 minutes.
Although the chicken did not have blood, but once in the pot once boiled water. Looking at the broken egg yolk, the soup is spent, and it hurts the egg. It is a waste. Cook for about three minutes and see that the chicken skin seems to be cooked. Transfer the chicken pieces and transfer them to the saucepan.
The pot is boiled in water, and the chicken pieces that are put in are still floating in the oil. If you cook for 2 hours and the oil is very fragrant, it is estimated that it is really the old hen. This is the simplest standard for judging good chickens and bad chickens.
Put ginger, chestnut and codonopsis in and cook for 2 hours. During this period, my brother was hungry and spooned a bowl of soup for about an hour and a half. He already had the basic taste of chicken soup.
After about 2 hours, the color of the soup became darker, and it was estimated that the party had tasted it. I put the red dates and oysters in, and I plan to drink for another hour.
Finally wait until 12 o'clock, start the pot!
A small bowl lay, add a little salt, red dates are indeed the extent I like, chestnut is not a sweet variety a little regret. The soup tastes very good, go to bed after drinking. Then adjust the saucepan to heat, and when it gets up tomorrow, it is estimated to be a more fragrant chicken soup~
1, how to buy sweet chestnut is the next place to improve! It is best to have a sweet chestnut. 2, Carrefour's buttery chicken (about 45 yuan) is indeed better than ordinary chicken, stewed in the morning when the chicken has powdered state. But there should still be a long way to go with the real chickens, not the extent of the fragrance. Next time I plan to buy a more advanced chicken and try again.