Recipes for a happy marriage #7
I’m so happy to welcome my friend Katie Kelly today, who is contributing a special family recipe to our Friday series. Katie and I went to graduate school together, and she is the epitome of southern charm and graciousness. I just think the world of her! Without further ado, I’ll turn it over to Katie for the story behind her recipe.
When my sister Meggie and I were little, one of our favorite recipes stemmed from our Mother’s side of the family, the Herdegens. Our Grandmother and Grandfather had come to the United States from Southeastern Germany (Bavaria) in order to escape the War. In many ways, I’ve always felt like Mom continued making this recipe as a way to honor the best part of her heritage. While at the College of Charleston, I even studied the German language for four semesters, hoping to one day spend some time there.
Taken from the German concept of the Schnitzel, the homemade chicken cutlet is one of the best comfort foods in the world. Whether she made it the night before a big basketball game or as a homecoming from college, Mom always served this with mashed potatoes and peas. To this day, I prefer mine pounded thin and finished in the oven for an extra crunch.