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Old 08-20-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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Well, I thought I knew what chicken and waffles was until I googled it. I'm from PA and we always ate chicken-n-gravy on a waffle (or pancake if mom didn't have time for waffles) instead of over biscuits or mashed potatoes.
I've never heard of eating fried chicken and waffles. It sounds a bit of a bizarre combination.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Hells yeah!
Might as well just shove the plate into my chest...
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Well, I thought I knew what chicken and waffles was until I googled it. I'm from PA and we always ate chicken-n-gravy on a waffle (or pancake if mom didn't have time for waffles) instead of over biscuits or mashed potatoes.
I've never heard of eating fried chicken and waffles. It sounds a bit of a bizarre combination.

No way! It's awesome. You pour the syrup over the chicken and the waffles (well I do anyways) and it tastes like honey fried chicken, but better.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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#1 this is an OLD thread.

#2 the only time (and I am a Southerner) I've eaten Chicken and Waffles (together) is in Los Angeles, but I recently noticed it on a menu in NJ.

IMHO this is NOT a Southern thing...
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I don't know if it's traditionally southern or not, but the first time I had it was at a soul food restaurant in Columbus, OH.

It's delicious! We make them at home, now. I add a touch of cinnamon to the chicken breading and pan-fry them in a cast iron skillet. Man! Sweet and savory goodness...
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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No way! It's awesome. You pour the syrup over the chicken and the waffles (well I do anyways) and it tastes like honey fried chicken, but better.
I think one could argue that this dish could have originated in the South...1930's Maycomb, Alabama.

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"He's gone and drown-ded his dinner in syrup and then he's pourin' it all over."
What's next...we all eat the table cloth??
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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The first time I heard of chicken 'n' waffles was on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay on Food Network. The person he took on said the recipe was from 1930s Harlem.

Simmons Fourth Ward has chicken 'n' waffles on their menu. I keep forgetting Simmons is there! But a friend took me the other day and boy, their food is still good.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Chik-fil-a has waffle fries. Does that count?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Born and raised in the Carolinas and I've never heard of that combination until now. It sounds like one of the fake "Southern Tradition" or "Low country" dishes they have made up for tourists to eat in Charleston.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Born and raised in the Carolinas and I've never heard of that combination until now. It sounds like one of the fake "Southern Tradition" or "Low country" dishes they have made up for tourists to eat in Charleston.
It's not fake southern food...it's soul food and been around for quite awhile.
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