In my last post I wrote about the Gooey Butter Cake which is a regional specialty in the St. Louis area. That started me thinking about other "regional specialties." For example, when I think of northwest Ohio I automatically think about Ballreich's Potato Chips and Vernor's Ginger Ale. When we visited Rob's Aunt Janet last month we took her a bag of Ballreich's and some Vernor's.
Another food item that was served often when we lived up there was Hot Chicken Sandwiches. I made them recently using a large can of boneless chicken that Megan bought me at Gordon Foods.
If you don't have access to a large can of boneless chicken you could cook a whole fryer in the crock pot and bone it out. I have done that in the past and it works quite well. Here's how you can make Hot Chicken Sandwiches for a crowd:
48 oz. can boneless chicken or 1 fryer cooked and boned
2 cans cream of chicken soup
Place in crockpot and heat on low for 3-4 hours. Serve on buns.
An alternate way to prepare these is to add some broth to the chicken instead of using the soup and then thicken the mixture with crushed saltines. These sandwiches are very tasty and I can remember eating them at school fairs, county fairs, girl scout picnics, etc.
How about you? Do you have any regional favorites that are peculiar to your neck of the woods? Please share your unique culinary items with the rest of us.
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