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Mock Chicken Legs

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
    1 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 240 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.
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  • Gaczewski1
    Apr 10, 2018

    No comment left

  • annlindblad
    Mar 23, 2017

    Maybe better with ground beef.Was fussy to make, and bland.

  • cebeidler
    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
    Jun 3, 2014

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

  • quiltsme
    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
    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
    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.