Due to the shortage of salt during the war, Southerners were compelled to use salted meat for their food.
1 whole fryer or favorite chicken pieces
Pepper, to taste
6 slices salt meat
3 tablespoons flour
Split chicken down the back and place in iron skillet with 1 inch water. Pepper to taste. Place thinly sliced salt meat evenly onto chicken pieces. Cover tightly and bake 3 hours at 250 degrees F. Thicken gravy with flour paste. Good with rice.
Yields 4 servings.