City Chicken Recipe – Mock Chicken Drumsticks Made with Pork


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  1. Now I don't know this from experience, but apparently human meat is very similar to pork. So if meat is unavailable, well, could always experiment with a different kind of city chicken…

  2. Watching this recipe video inspired me to invent what I call "Country Pork Tenderloin." The recipe is simple: I take several pounds of chicken legs, chop the meat finely, then form it into a tubular loaf roughly 12 inches in length; the shape is secured by using a skewer (aka "skur"). I season it with pork seasoning and bread with panko, and joila! Country Pork Tenderloin. It's so pork-like that my kosher friends won't eat it! 😉

  3. When I was a kid, many years ago, my mom would buy Mock Chicken Drumsticks in a package and those were delicious! I have missed having those. Thanks for this recipe!

  4. Thank you for another excellent video. I like the thought of a leaner Pork Tenderloin. I'll have to try this version. Our version uses Beef, Pork (and we used to use Veal as well, but that's mostly unavailable now) Thank you.

  5. wrong…… City Chicken is a Polish cuisine and it's not just pork. it's pork and veal. I know for a fact because my Nana was full blooded Polish and she knew the real recipe. Do not use panko or bread crumbs, use crackers. and it gets double cooked. pan fry and then baked in gravy. This is NOT how you cook city chickens.

  6. Hey John (Jon? Gheon? People spell their names in some weird ways), just curious about something. Do you edit the videos yourself? Or do you have someone edit for you?

  7. Until the 1920s, chickens (and eggs) were pretty rare, unless you lived on a farm — or had money. Chickens simply didn't do well during the dark days of winter. Then, in 1922, it was discovered that offering supplemental vitamin D would keep chickens alive during the winter. (Vitamins themselves were only discovered in 1912, so this was not something that could have happened much earlier.) That's why "a chicken in every pot" was a big-deal campaign promise during that era. In fact, chickens weren't really raised for meat until the 1920s — they were raised for eggs, which were slightly less rare and costly than chicken. It wasn't until the 1950s that chicken and eggs were hugely abundant and really cheap.

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