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Mock Chicken Legs Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • COATING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups cornflake crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Directions

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°. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Mock Chicken Legs in Country August/September 2009, p51

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  • COATING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups cornflake crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  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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annlindblad User ID: 7743001 263797
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

"Maybe better with ground beef.

Was fussy to make, and bland."

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cebeidler User ID: 4593241 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."

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rjburton24 User ID: 5932809 91193
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

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

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quiltsme User ID: 3530599 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!!!"

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Deirdre62 User ID: 1713228 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!"

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debfrancois User ID: 6492825 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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