Mock Chicken Legs Recipe
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Mock Chicken Legs Recipe

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When I was young, my mother made this recipe for us. Recently, I was going through her cookbook collection and found it. Now I make this tasty, fun appetizer for my own family and enjoy mixing the old memories with new ones. —Jeanne Herda, Burnsville, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 pound ground veal
  • 12 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups cornflake crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 12g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble ground meat over mixture and mix well. Shape a 1/4 cupful of meat mixture around each Popsicle stick to resemble a 3-in. log.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk. Place cornflake crumbs in another shallow bowl. Coat each leg in crumbs, then dip in egg mixture and recoat in crumbs. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. oil to 375°. Fry legs, a few at a time, for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Mock Chicken Legs in Country August/September 2009, p51

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cebeidler 230195
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Thank you so much for posting this. When I was a kid back in the sixties and seventies my mother made this all time and I've been looking for a good recipe."

rjburton24 91193
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Had these when a kid & loved them!! Thx for sharing"

quiltsme 140292
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"My mom made this for us in the late 40's and 50's. We loved them. Something made me think of them today and now I have the recipe!!!"

Deirdre62 64815
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"My Mom used to make this too and I could never find the recipe. Thank you very much for posting it!"

debfrancois 146476
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Super easy and very tasty! Even my kids loved them. I did also use about half bread crumbs in place of the cornflake crumbs and seasoned it to our liking."

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