Fricassee. It’s a fun word to say, but what does it actually mean? Well a fricassee is a dish that’s halfway between a sauté and a stew. This one just happens to be served with from-scratch dumplings. It is good, soul-satisfying, hearty comfort food. Perfect for bad days, cold days or anytime you need a bit of home and Mom’s cooking. My youngest son devours this dish, especially the dumplings.
If you’ve never made dumplings before, don’t fret, these really are easy to make. They are drop dumplings rather than rolled dumplings. I actually prefer drop as sometimes rolled can be gummy. Don’t overwork the dough, mix until just combined. I often serve this on a plate but if you have pasta bowls use those instead. They make a lovely presentation.