Mock Drumsticks

MockDrumsticks

Drumsticks of ground beef, hmm

I can remember as a teen, wanting a hotdog but we only had ground beef, so I formed a hotdog shape of hamburger, cooked it and at it in a hotdog bun. It fell apart but it tasted good. This particular recipe reminded me of that funny experience because it calls for the cook to make up a meatloaf type mix and shape it into chicken drumstick facsimiles. I wonder if the person who originally created this was just tired of meatloaf or didn’t like chicken with a bone, or what in the world s/he was thinking. Maybe it was a way to coax finicky eaters into finishing their dinners? Who knows. I also wonder if this is anything like a Swiss steak or chicken fried steak…

Mock Drumsticks

1 lb ground beef (chuck)

1/2 c rolled oats

1/4 c chopped onions

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2/3 c tomato juice

Shape into drumsticks. Chill. roll in bread crumbs or corn flakes. Keep in refrigerator until ready to fry.

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