FATTIE's Chicken (or Shrimp) Curry

     1/2 c butter

     2 cloves garlic, crushed

     4 tsp curry powder

     1 lb shrimp or chicken

     1 can chicken broth

     2 thin slices lemon

     1 bay leaf

     1/2 c flour

     1 c sour cream

     condiments:  chutney, chopped egg, bacon bits, chopped celery, chopped peanuts or mac nuts


Cut chicken into strips (If using shrimp, shell and devein).  Set aside.  In a medium saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in garlic and curry powder.  Add chicken/shrimp and saute until cooked.  Remove and set aside.  Add chicken broth, lemon slices, bay leaf, and chili pepper to saucepan.  Simmer 20 minutes.  Remove and discard lemon slices, and bay leaf.  Remove 1/2 c of liquid from saucepan and add to flour.  Stir until smooth then add to saucepan.  Stir until thickened.  Add sour cream.  Stir until fully incorporated.  Return chicken/shrimp to sauce mixture.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Serve with assorted condiments.

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