POUSSIN A LA MOUTARDE
(Small Chicken with Mustard)
1 very small chicken
2 to 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup creme fraīche
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Truss chicken and coat
all over with a thick layer of mustard. Bake in a small gratin dish
until mustard turns golden brown, about 40 minutes.
In a small pan heat creme fraīche. Take chicken out
of oven, remove any surplus mustard, and pour the creme fraīche
over. Bake 10 minutes longer. Remove chicken to a hot dinner plate.
Whisk the sauce, season to taste with salt and pepper and whisk in
butter. Pour over chicken and serve immediately.
Yield: 1 serving