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Author Notes: I must have heard a dozen stories about the origins of City Chicken...Polish, German, Hungarian...made with minced meat and formed on a stick to resemble a chicken drumstick...cubes of pork on a stick...baked...fried...very popular in the Midwest...it goes on and on. My version is my mom's version, very simple but ultimate comfort food. —inpatskitchen
Makes: about 12 sticks
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hrs
pounds pork shoulder meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
pounds veal stew meat (use all pork if you can't find veal)
Salt and pepper for seasoning the meat
eggs beaten with 3 tablesppons water
cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
Flour for dusting the skewers
12 to 15 wooden skewers, 4 to 5 inches long
Vegetable oil for browning
- Thread each skewer with alternating veal and pork cubes. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
- Dust the skewers with a little flour. Shake off excess.
- Coat the skewers with the egg mixture and the thoroughly bread them with the seasoned bread crumbs.
- In batches, brown the skewers in a large frying pan in the vegetable oil reaching to almost an inch.
- Place the skewers in a 9 x13 inch baking dish and pour the 1/2 cup water or chicken broth into the dish.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake at 325F for 1 hour. Uncover, raise the temp to 350F and bake 15 to 20 minutes more.
- The water in the baking dish keeps the meat moist and creates a little sauce to dress the meat and the must have mashed potatoes!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Family Recipe