Waterzooi (Vaterzoy)

A whole fryer chicken is cut up and slowly simmered with leeks, onions, celery, nutmeg, lemon juice and egg yolks.

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium -high heat and quickly brown the chicken pieces. Remove and set aside. In the same pot, saute the leeks, onion, celery and salt until the vegetables...


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds fryer or boiler chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

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