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This six-pound bird yields a lot of meat. But if you want even more, get a capon (a castrated rooster). They're quite huge: nine to 11 pounds. (You'll have to increase the amount of ingredients relative to the size of the bird, which will also take longer to cook.) Eugenia Bone gets capons from dartagnan.com.Plus: F&W's Chicken Cooking Guide More Great Chicken Recipes
Italian ricotta is made from whey drained off while making cheese, often a sheep's milk cheese like pecorino. American ricotta is made from a combination of whey, cow's milk and curds. Sheep's milk ricotta from Campania, in Italy, can be mail-ordered from Buonitalia (212-633-9090 or www.buonitalia.com. You can also use a supermarket ricotta to make these crispy fritters. Just drain off any excess moisture before using commercial brands.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
Since the jelly must be strained into the jars before processing, set a sieve over a quart-size or larger glass measuring cup before you begin cooking.