RE: "City Chicken" or "Mock Chicken Legs"?
At Polish weddings and events, besides the City Chicken I also love Swedish Meatballs. Why Swedish Meatballs at so many Polish weddings? I guess for the same reason as city chicken ;-)
The City Chicken at the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck is awesome.
When I make it at home I season it using mainly onion seasoning and onions.
1 lb. pork, cut in 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 lb. veal, cut in 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 c. cracker meal
1 tbsp. Hungarian paprika
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. onion powder
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp. milk
5 tbsp. crisco
1 Knorr chicken bouillon cube (2 cubes if using other brand bouillon)
2 c. boiling water
1-2 tbsp. Maggi seasoning
1-2 onions, sliced into rings
Fresh or dry parsley
Thread pork and veal cubes into skewers. Mix crumbs, paprika, poultry seasoning, onion powder. Combine eggs and milk. Dip meat in egg mixture, then in seasoned cracker meal. Brown on all sides in hot crisco. After meat is all browned, pour off any excess oil, arrange city chicken neatly in pan.
Dissolve bouillon cube or cubes in boiling water; add Maggi to mixture and pour all around meat. Cover meat with sliced onion rings and parsley. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover, bake 30 minutes more. Serves 4 to 6