Cooking Louisiana  -  Fricassee
Fricassee (free-cah-say in South. LA.) is a favorite with chicken and rabbit. Similar to a stew this method starts with the meat coated with seasoned flour that is lightly browned. It's almost like a traditional stew but with a little thinner gravy. I guess you could put it between stew and smothered methods.

Many cooks use a cream like Half and Half to finish up the dish.