I've never tried flambeing i.e. throw in the brandy, cognac etc & take a match to it. Any advice? TIA
Here is a recipe I would like to try, that has red wine and cognac, but don't have a fire extinguisher
1 whole frying chicken -- cut up
1 cup Cognac
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
salt & black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup butter
1 pound pearl onions
1/2 pound mushrooms -- chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons light cream
Marinate chicken in 1/2 cup brandy for 20 minutes.
Season flour with salt and pepper. Drain chicken and dredge in seasoned flour. Brown chicken pieces in butter. Add onions, sprinkle with any remaining flour, and cook one minute.
Pour remaining 1/2 cup of brandy over chicken, ignite, and cook until flames die out. Add mushrooms, garlic, and allspice. Pour wine and chicken stock over all. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
Beat egg yolk with cream. Stir into chicken mixture and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil. Serve immediately.
PS - My built-in microwave is directly over the stove.