The Chicken – Blackware skillet


A favorite La Chamba piece of cookware. This piece of blackware is in the shape of chicken… not as a soup or olla but more like a frying pan with a tail of feathers as its handle. It proudly pertrudes its head with comb and peak to welcome the diner.

It is a natural piece for serving fabulous eggs for brunch. The most important feature and cooking clue is it makes the eggs moister than you would usually have with a standard metal frying pan so plan accordingly. So it lends itself to cooking with less oil and makes very fluffy moist scrambled eggs and fritatas.

My next attempt will be a perfect chicken pot pie in this chic chicken of a cooking pot… stay tuned.

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