Spanish Chicken and Ham with Mediterranean Vegetables

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Title: Spanish Chicken and Ham with Mediterranean Vegetables
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Spanish, Chicken


4 lb Chicken
1/2 ts Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 Onion, finely chapped
1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 c Red or white wine
1 sm Eggplant
2 ts Salt
3 Tb. olive oil
2 Zucchini, sliced
1 Green pepper, cut into
1 Red pepper, cut into strips
2 Tomatoes, peeled, seeded
-and chopped
1/2 lb Boiled ham, diced
1/2 c Tomato sauce
1 Bay leaf

Soak the clay pot in cold water for 10 minutes. Place the chicken in
the pot, season with salt and pepper and add the onion, garlic and
wine. Cover and place in a cold oven. Adjust the heat to 450F and
cook for 40 minutes.

In the meantime, cut the eggplant into thick slices and then into
small cubes. Place the cubes on a wire cake cooking rack and
sprinkle with two teaspoons salt. Allow to stand undisturbed for 10
minutes to drain the bitter juices.

Heat the oil and fry the eggplant until lightly browned. Add the
zucchini and peppers and fry until softened. Add these ingredients
and the tomatoes, ham, tomato sauce and bay leaf to the chicken in
the pot. Cover and continue cooking for another 40 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

From "Cooking in Clay" by Irena Chalmers, Potpourri Press, Greensboro
N.C., 1974.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; November 9 1992.