Mock Chicken Drumsticks, City Chicken

mock drumstick
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
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This mock chicken with ground meat goes back to a time when chicken was expensive and veal was the budget meat. It was commonly made with pork and veal.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds ground veal or pork, or a combination
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cracker meal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled leaf sage
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine

How to Make It

  1. Combine ground meat, egg, milk, 1/2 cup cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, and sage in a large bowl; gently mix until well blended. Divide meat mixture into 16 portions. Form each portion into a drumstick shape around a skewer.
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet; put remaining 1 cup cracker crumbs in a pie plate.
  3. Dip each drumstick into the melted butter then roll in cracker meal.
  4. Place drumsticks in a single layer in a well-greased jelly roll pan.
  1. Drizzle remaining melted butter or margarine over tops. Bake at 400 F for about 45 minutes, until golden brown.

Makes 8 servings.

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