Signature Indiana (or Indianapolis) dishes
Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:45 PM
I searched -- really hard -- for someone, anyone, in Chicago who had heard of it. After talking to dozens of Chicago chefs, foodies and old Chicagoans, I finally discovered that the pie was served at gatherings of the Black Muslim community. Now, the Nation of Islam is certainly based in Chicago, but there's no way anyone could call bean pie a popular or well-known Chicago food (although I notice that a New Jersey bakery that sells bean pie calls itself Chicago Pies).
Very interesting! I always assumed that the pies NOI members were selling were sweet potato; never would have thought of bean.
... and lo and behold, there's already a thread on bean pie.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 07:01 PM
It is just an Anglicized Welsh spelling for David to celebrate my English/Welsh ancestry. The Welsh have no "v" in their alphabet or it would be spelled Dafydd.
I must warn you. My passion is the Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Now blogging: Pork Tenderloin Sandwich Blog
Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:51 AM
I like to use the eye of the ribeye and reserve the cap/calotte - since I've come to view the cap as a superior cut for pan searing - too good to cover with bread.
Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:53 PM
As I was imagining what might be going on there, I was reminded of a chance experience. Not about pork, but oddly enough, fish....
I'm driving back to Indy from Louisville on a snowy Thursday night when the ominous odors of burning electronics start reaching my nose. It soon ends with me stranded on the side of the highway somewhere in southern Indiana. So I walk a mile or two to the next exit, find a service station with a tow truck and get towed there. By then it's late and there's no one there who can fix it, but they give a ride to a fleabag motel - which was by then somewhat of a blessing.
So I show up at the garage the next morning and they're already there investigating the problem. I get a brief rundown on the problem (the air conditioning compressor burned out and seized up and there's not a replacement anywhere near) and settle in while the mechanic gets to work. I notice there are a bunch of other people hanging out in the garage - including some old guys (owners? retired mechanics?) with a small kitchen fryer breading and frying up locally caught fish right there in the garage bay.
I'm offered a fish sandwich which was surprisingly good (although to say my expectations were somewhat tempered would be an understatement). After about an hour, the mechanic had freed up the idler pulley on the air compressor, put a new belt on and had me on my way, sans air conditioning (but I could care less about that with 6" of snow on the ground).
Bill? Tow, ride to a motel, fish sandwich and repair/belt - $40. That's Hoosier Hospitality. I imagine that only God and the locals know what they do if/when they have a whole hog on hand.
Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:35 PM
Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches (Grilled and Fried)
Bread and Butter Sweet Corn
Corn Dogs and Elephant Ears at the state fair
Tomatoes (the BEST tomatoes come from Indiana!)
Sugar Cream Pie
Edited by kpzachary, 23 March 2010 - 03:36 PM.