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BYBBQ
02-10-2009, 08:22 PM
It was still a little cool here, so I thought chicken and dumplings sounded good for dinner.:msn-wink:

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4 leg quarters seasoned with Kosher salt and grillin' spice. These went into the smoker at 350 using Maple and Apple wood for smoke

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hot out of the smoker.

I let them cool a little, then removed the skin, pulled the meat from the bones, and put the meat in the frig til later.

Now I put the bones, skin, some celery, garlic, thyme, and rosemary into a pot of water. Brought it to a boil, then turned it down and let it simmer for a good long time to make a stock to cook the dumplings in later.

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Dough rolled out and cut into strips for the dumplings.

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Strained stock boiling and dumplings being dropped in to cook

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dumplings almost ready for the chicken and cream

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Chicken and cream added and it's starting to thicken up. Won't be long now.

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Ready to eat with a little fresh cracked black pepper on top :wings::drooling:

unclelchap
02-10-2009, 08:42 PM
:wow: holy crap jim! that looks soooo good!:drooling: man i love c & d, ive never had it w/ smoked meat before.

Butt Lover's
02-10-2009, 08:48 PM
Looks good!

JamesB
02-10-2009, 09:44 PM
Looks great!

SmokyOkie
02-10-2009, 10:18 PM
You sir, may feed me at any time in any place!

I'm curious though. I see dumplings like the ones you made ( while I'm certain they are not of the same quality), basically over sized thick noodles. Not that they are any less than most delectable,but I grew up with dumplings being more of a shortening dough wad as opposed to a flat noodle like structure.

I enjoy both, but does anybody know what the difference is between the two as far as what region or ethnicity, background, etc ?

I have the same question as to cobbler. I grew up with the same type dumplings in cobblers, and that's what made it a cobbler. I have since learned that a cobbler is simply an unstructured pie without a bottom crust.

I sure do love those gooey flavor soaked flour wads though.:blushing:

BYBBQ
02-10-2009, 10:55 PM
I always cut shortening into the dough. This is how my Grandma taught me to make them. you can roll them out like I did here or not roll the dough and make drop dumplings from it. There's probably a hundred different types of dumplings out there. I would guess that each culture ( German, Italian, Jewish or whatever ) had a couple different versions.

I grew up in Southern Illinois, A German farm area, and we made both types. There was another type of dumpling Grandma made and I used to love to eat them, They would puff up when you cooked them, reminded you of a big sponge ball with all the big air holes. Haven't had them in years. She used to cook them with sweetbreads and gravy.:drooling:

I also like potato dumplings.:msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
02-10-2009, 10:57 PM
That's what I'm talkin' about.

My family was fro the Carbondale and Wayne City ( east and south of Mt Vernon) area.

BYBBQ
02-10-2009, 11:16 PM
Now you got me thinking. I know I have her recipe for those big spongy dumplings, now I just have to find it.:shrug:

For some reason I keep thinking they were a type of German potato dumpling.

Thanks, Tim.:smack: Now it's gonna drive me crazy til I find that recipe.:tap: I know, it's a short trip.:roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
02-11-2009, 03:18 PM
I don't think my family's were potato base, but they do kinda rmind me of giant gnocchi.:shrug:

cowgirl
02-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Jim, that looks wonderful! Is it too late to call dibs on leftovers? :thumbs up:

Jake
02-11-2009, 04:00 PM
mmm looks good :drooling: thanks for sharing :thumbs up: well pics anyway, i didnt get a invite :tap: :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

Jim_K
03-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Mmmmmmmmmm that looks great!
Nothing like some dumplings:wings: