City Chicken - A Classic American Recipe from the Rustlebelt
Despite it’s name, its not chicken. It came from Polish Americans in cities like Detroit, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (what was referred to as the Rust Belt) and was most notorious during the depression era.
At that time in cities, commercialized chicken was not available like it is today. Pork and beef were cheaper and more accessible and used in this simple mock- chicken classic comfort food.
Simply place small pieces of pork scraps (veal can also be used or a combination) on a skewer, bread with flour, egg wash & breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown and enjoy!
Unfortunately you won’t find this much further than the midwest to upper western Appalachia and even then it’s hasn’t been as well known as it once was. Let’s bring back this classic American recipe that makes the perfect comforting and convenient street food!