FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to try this weekend!)
Okay I don’t believe I’d go through all of this effort to make something that tastes like chicken when I can just go through the drive up window at the nearest KFC.
Most of us have probably heard of peanut guy, George Washington Carver. In 1925, he published a booklet called How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption. Recipe #38 from this collection was for a peanut-based delight called Mock Chicken.
If you’re a mock vegetarian and you’re not sure how to proceed – I’m afraid I don’t know what to tell you. Use your best judgment.
Here’s the recipe, as it appeared in the booklet’s seventh edition, dated January 1940.
NO. 38, MOCK CHICKEN
Blanch and grind a sufficient number of peanuts until they are quite oily;
stir in one well-beaten egg; if too thin, thicken with rolled bread crumbs
or cracker dust; stir in a little salt. Boil some sweet potatoes until done;
peel and cut in thin slices; spread generously with the peanut mixture; dip
in white of egg; fry to a chicken brown; serve hot.
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!