You may be asking … Who, or what, is 'Flying Jacob'? Well until a short while ago I would have said ... sorry I haven't got a clue!
However, I can now tell you that it is a classic Swedish dish/recipe, which as you will see from the ingredients listed below has a somewhat eclectic range of ingredients!
The "inventor" of this original dish was Jacobsson and he was indeed Swedish, but he wasn't a chef. However, he worked in the air freight industry ... which explains the name, "Flygande Jacob" which means "Flying Jacob".
Now there could also be a little story behind this dish ... about the night Mr. Jacobsson had to cook, since his wife was away, and he didn't really know what to serve up for his hungry children because all he had was cream, bananas, ketchup and chicken? Guess what ... from these ingredients sprang a very popular Swedish dish... however, I can't confirm that is what actually happened!
I do know, however, that in an excerpt from the Swedish book "På svenska bord 1970-2000 Tidernas Mat - Nordiska Museet * Allt om mat" page 137 ... (roughly translated) says, the name of the dish hasn't got anything to do with the chicken, but comes from the name of the creator who was called Jacobsson. His daily job was in the air freight industry - hence "Flying Jacob".
Now this easy to make and popular dish has become a part of the Swedish household and is today also served in Swedish schools. Few people know that it originated in "Allt om mat" (a well known Swedish cooking magazine // Manne); it was first published in issue 13, 1976.
So to recap - Flying Jacob (Swedish : Flygande Jacob) is a Swedish casserole that consists of chicken, cream, chili sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts and bacon. In the original recipe, the chicken is seasoned with Italian salad seasoning. The dish is cooked in an oven and is usually served with rice and a salad.
The ever inventive Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor has come up with a delicious, moderate low carb, version of this casserole made with chicken, chili sauce and a mild curry flavour. It’s a classic Swedish recipe, in a reduced carb version. May I suggest that if you live the LCHF lifestyle use cauliflower rice as a side dish, or a simple green salad.
14g carb per serving
1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken (1 lb, 450 g of chicken meat)
2 tablespoons butter
½ lb (225 g) diced bacon
½ lb (225 g) mushrooms
2 cups (500 ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
3 – 4 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
salt and pepper
1 banana - or if preferred - 1 bell pepper (it's lower carb)
3 tablespoons salted peanuts
175 g baby spinach
Some of the above words taken from here and here
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Happy eating - or as I believe the Swedish translation is -
All the best Jan