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Mock Chicken Legs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

1 dozen

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
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Ingredients

  • 1 egg, room temperature, 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

  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. Preheat oven to 350°.
  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 until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes.

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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