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       Title: Fried Chicken a L'Italienne
  Categories: Italian, Chicken
       Yield: 4 servings
       1    Chicken, cut into 8 pieces
            Tomato Batter
     1/4 c  Butter
     1/4 c  Oil
            Tomato Sauce
   Rather suspiciously, this dish was also know as fried chicken al la
   Mexicaine. The old-fashioned tomato sauce does not taste much like the
   tomato sauces we know today; it’s tart and work better as a condiment
   on the side than as a sauce to be poured over (though it is exactly
   the sort of tomato sauce that was served on pasta 100 years ago).
   Serve with peas and mashed potatoes. From “The Original White House
   Cookbook” (1887), by Hugo Ziemann & Mrs. F.L. Gillette.
   Dip chicken pieces in Tomato Batter. In large skillet melt butter with
   oil. Add chicken pieces two at time and fry until brown (more than two
   pieces at time can be fried as long as pieces are not crowded). Serve,
   passing hot Tomato Sauce.
   Each serving contains about: 789 calories; 952 milligrams sodium; 217
   milligrams cholesterol; 57 grams fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 42 grams
   protein; 1.46 grams fiber.