Friday, February 21, 2003
Do you know what City Chicken is?
My grandma has always made City Chicken, and it's one of those things that you grow up with and assume that everybody knows what it is, but apparently it is not as well known as I thought. City Chicken is not chicken. It is little chunks of pork and veal on a stick (a little smaller than shish kabob size) that is dipped in egg and then bread crumbs, pan fried to brown, then baked.
We're not sure why it's called city chicken. I've always wondered this, and first came up with the explanation that it is CITY chicken because there are no chickens in the city, so they use pork and veal instead (because of the abundance of pigs and calves in the city = ). Maybe it's a Polish dish.