HOW TO DRESS &CLEAN POULTRY-1930 Settlement c/book
Nancy J. Patrykus
Also my Indiane mother-in-law in the early 50s.
On sundays after church
Fresh fried chicken, in lard that was rendered after the hog was butcherd. She used everything but the oinker! We had corn on the cob,fresh bisquits, milk gravy, hot bacon and vinegar dressing on garden pulled leaf lettuce! With the whole family -10-12 around the table..We were to stuffed to move! Lots of comardre and laughter.
Then came desserts...usually pies!
- fresh killed chicken...or occasionally a ..... turkey
OR burning paper.
Cut off the head, turn back the skin, and cut off quite close; take out the wind pipe and crop, cutting off close to the body.
Remove the pin feathers with the point of a knife. Reomve oil bag from the tail.
If the organs have not been removed, make an opening under one of the legs and remove them carefully.
The intestines, gizzard, heart and liver should all be removed together; care must be taken that the gall bladder, lying under the liver should all be removed together,carefully not to be broken.
The lungs and thr kidneys lying in the hollows of the back bone must be carefully removed.
Cut off tip of the heart and cut open to extract any blood.