You can replace the chicken in this recipe with almost any meat, including buffalo, beef, or bacon. You can also use dried apricots or walnuts in place of the dried cherries. This recipe is great for everyday sandwiches or as an appetizer.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4–6
1½ pounds chicken (Brown or white meat can be used depending on your preference.)
4 slices bread
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup tart cherries, dried
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Press the chicken and bread through a meat grinder. Combine with the egg, cherries, and seasonings. Mix well.
Pack into a lightly greased quart bowl. Cover with foil or heavy waxed paper.
Steam on a rack in a covered pan for 3–4 hours.
Serve either hot or cold.