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City Chicken and Lima Beans

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  • breadcrumbs
  • paprika
  • salt, and pepper
  • veal, cut into strips
  • beaten egg
  • oil for frying
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  • cooked lima beans


Combine breadcrumbs and seasonings on a dinner plate. Set aside. Dip veal strips in egg then dredge in breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden brown. Serve with lima beans.

Source: My grandmother. She said this recipe was very popular in Hungarian neighborhoods during the Depression when veal was the cheapest meat around. She said it was always served with lima beans. She didn't know why it was called City Chicken.

By Joan from Chesapeake, VA

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